Friday, 15 August 2014

Tyranny, Social Media, Internet Addiction, and Surveillance Cameras

Alphaville is a 1965 sci-fi, written and directed by Jean Luc Godard. A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler (IMDb).

Cite three academic books that might provide useful material for an essay about Jean Luc Godard's Alphaville. On which campuses do they reside?
  1. Thornton, MF 1992, Tyranny Unmasked, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis. (located in online database)
  2. Bovard, J 2003, Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil, Palgrave Macmillan, New York. (located in online database)
  3. Preparata, GG 2011 Ideology of Tyranny: Bataille, Foucalt, and the Postmodern Corruption of Political Dissent, Palgrave Macmillan, New York. (located in Nathan campus)
What is a book that will assist you to find out about possible research methods to explore social media? Full citation.
  • Bertrand, I & Hughes, P 2005, Media research methods: audiences, institutions, texts, Palgrave Macmillan, New York. 
  • Weerakkody, N 2009, Research methods for media and communication, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne.

What is the latest medical thinking about internet addiction? What database did you use? Full citation.

Internet addiction is a continuously increasing problem in societies all over the world, particularly in youth (Dreier, Wolfling & Beutel 2014). The study conducted by Dreier et. al. (2014), discovered certain factors that put youth at more risk of developing addictive behaviour towards the internet. These were: age; sex; education; and preference for gambling and gaming. Furthermore, "dysfunctional users show considerable impairments regarding a broad range of mental problems, especially aggression, attention-related, social, and also achievement problems"(Dreier et. al. 2014, p. 496).
  • Dreier, M, Wolfling, K & Beutel, ME 2014, ‘Internet addiction in youth’, Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde, vol. 162, no. 6, pp. 496-496. 
  • Wallace, P 2014, ‘Internet addiction disorder and youth’, EMBO Reports, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 12-16. 
  • Finlay, F & Furnell, C 2014, ‘Internet addiction disorder/ problematic internet use and ADHD’, Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 145-146. 
  • Craparo, G, Messina, R, Severino, S, Fasciano, S, Cannella, V, Gori, A, Cacioppo, M & Baiocco, R 2014,The relationships between self-efficacy, internet addiction and shame’, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 304-307.
What are IT engineers thinking about surveillance cameras? Identify a theme you could write an essay about and cite three papers that would be useful.

There is a growing number of wireless enabled surveillance cameras being installed for both personal and business purposes. Security on these devices is a risk issue that needs to be mitigated through consumer education and increased security. 
  • Chen, C, Favre, J, Kurillo, G, Andriacci, TP, Bajcsy, R & Chellappa, R 2014, ‘Camera networks for healthcare, tele-immersion, and surveillance’, Computer, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 26-36. 
  • Xiaogang, W 2013, ‘Intelligent multi-camera video surveillance: a review’, Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 3-19. 
  • Abas, K, Porto, C & Obraczka, K 2014, ‘Wireless smart camera networks for the surveillance of public spaces’, Computer, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 37-44. 
  • Mukesh, KS, Pradeep, KA & Abdulmotaleb, ES 2014, ‘From smart camera to smart hub: embracing cloud for video surveillance’, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vo. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-10. 
  • Sonali, V & Kamal, S 2014, ‘Real time video surveillance system’, International Journal of Computer Application, vol. 86, no. 14, pp. 22-27.

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