THE DOME – Hellish horror on our doorstep.

                Runit Island in the Enewetak Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands is only 4800 klms from my front door and is barely containing an unimaginable horror that is about to change the world. At first glance, a tropical paradise but as climate change accelerates these islands are already drowning at a frightening rate. This would be enough of … Continue reading THE DOME – Hellish horror on our doorstep.

The Rise of Popular Culture – Depression to Delirium (Country music’s influence on music history)

Introduction The momentous changes in popular culture from 1945 can’t be written about until a little history of the previous 15 years is discussed. There were enormous political, social, economic and geographical upheavals in the world during the first decades of the 20th century. As a result, popular culture in post-war America simply exploded and it was breakthroughs in technology and music that lit the … Continue reading The Rise of Popular Culture – Depression to Delirium (Country music’s influence on music history)

An Ancient Argument

Aristotle v Plato / Rhetoric v Dialectic Introduction This essay will discuss one of the earliest fundamental communication theories from around 350BCE. The theory proposed by Aristotle called ‘Rhetoric’. It will also discuss the ‘Dialectic’ theory of communication as championed by Plato. These Two theories are counterparts in ‘The Art of Discourse’ (Ong 2005). This essay will also acknowledge the links modern communication theories have to … Continue reading An Ancient Argument