The global nervous system is a topic that I find very interesting. Although I still feel a little lost with the concept I must say that the way technology has been developed to create such a vast network is something we should be very proud of. However, it must be known that although we are constantly developing new ways to create different types of networks where by messages and information can be spread. We as a society are unable to keep up with what we have created.
Although we have created a system that has lead to phones and instant messaging it has also lead to split networks. There are three different types of networks, centralised, decentralised and distributed. Each of these networks provides a different element of how things work. In the centralised network you would have TV or the popular site Facebook, which mediates and controls what is being put in and out of it. A decentralised network allows for each entity to breakaway form the main source of information into smaller groups. A distributed network is one where each entity is connected to each other; meaning if one were to breakdown the network would still carry on as on unit. Torrent sites are made up of this network; this allows reappearing once being shut down.
However, what I have found throughout the duration of this topic is that we are being pushed back to a centralised network, so that a level of control is maintained. Therefore, for my approach I decided to produce a podcast that used the main topic of instant communication along side popular notification alerts. This showcases the level of control we are under within centralised network, especially through the Facebook site, which is constantly mediating our messages and content, yet we still continue to use it.