PokéDad – A Webcomic About A Dad’s Journey Through The Pokémon World

With over 200 million copies of their merchandise sold and over $35bn earned, the Pokémon franchise is only behind the Mario as the highest grossing video-game based franchise. But one of the best aspects of the series is the market of fan-made projects. One such project comes from LA-based illustrator Liz Rodriguez, entitled "PokéDad". The webcomic tells the …

Mangle – The Random (Russian) Image Generator

Using images from LiveJournal, Mangle have created a random picture generator that inadvertently showcases annals of Russian culture. This is due to LJ having been sold to Russian media company SUP Media in 2007 and approximately 50% of LiveJournal's audience originating in Russia. From memes to old Soviet architecture to NSFW photos, Mangle offers a look into a relatively private country with a rich …

Hashtag Is The Children’s Word Of The Year

From what started out as a way of searching for discussion topics on Twitter, the word hashtag has meandered into our lexicons and today, "hashtag" has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press. Over 120,000 short stories submitted by children aged between 5-13 for the BBC's 500 Words competition were analysed by the OUP. …

The Ad Hominem Fallacy Fallacy According To Stephen Bond

People love to argue on the internet and especially love a game of oneupmanship. One particular phrase uttered by cocky know-it-alls is "ad hominem" or, in full, "argumentum ad hominem". It's a logical fallacy whereby someone tries to undermine a person's argument by attacking them rather than addressing the argument made. But those on the …

READ: Thesis Discussing Hip Hop, Skate Culture & Web Culture In Tyler, The Creator’s Music

As someone who wrote a dissertation for my music technology degree, I'm like a moth to flame when it comes to academic papers about music. This one was of particular interest as it relates to the multicultural facets of controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator. The thesis is written by Brazilian producer and musicologist Gustavo Souza Marques and discusses the …