BCM212: Research Report Update

Hi Everyone, This is a follow up on my previous post for BCM212 relating to my research proposal. The Impact of Social Media on the Female Body Image. Over the past couple of weeks there has been a vast amount of progress on this assignment. The question I proposed to the audience was: "Do you... Continue Reading →

Cultural Appropriation: It’s Not About Kylie Jenner’s Braids

What is Cultural Appropriation: Cultural appropriation is a sociological concept which views the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture as a largely negative phenomenon. Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg has been particularly vocal in her criticism of celebrities for appropriation, recently making headlines after she called out Kylie Jenner via... Continue Reading →

Did You Know? Studying Abroad

Australia educates 9% of the world's cross border tertiary students. In 2004, there were 228,555 international students enrolled in Australian higher education institutions, three quarters of them onshore in the southern continent. International students constituted 24.2% of all enrolled students and provided 15% of university revenues. (Loneliness and International Students: An Australian Study,2007) Majority of... Continue Reading →

Utopian or Dystopian? Which Side Are You On?

Globalisation refers to an international community influenced by technological development and economic, political, and military interests. It is characterised by a worldwide increase in interdependence, interactivity, interconnectedness, and the virtually instantaneous exchange of information. Globalisation could lead to the homogenisation of world cultures, or to hybridisation and multiculturalism’ (O’Shaughnessy and Stadler, 458). Globalisation is seen as... Continue Reading →

#Why am I so Pretty

Social media are computer-mediated tools that allow people to create, share or exchange information, ideas, and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks. Social media is defined as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content. A celebrity... Continue Reading →

3D Printing and Digitisation

In the lecture this week we examined the notion of material transformation, and how it manifests itself into manual and digital processes. We concentrate on material-digital transformations and explore the kinds of experiences made possible by various processes of making. Essentially digitisation is the conversion of a source of analog information, such as a photograph... Continue Reading →

O.K, Google

The concept of citizen journalism (also known as "public", "participatory", "democratic", "guerrilla" or "street" journalism) is based upon public citizens "playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analysing, and disseminating news and information." http://mashable.com/category/citizen-journalism/ New media technology, such as social networking and media-sharing websites, in addition to the increasing prevalence of cellular phones,... Continue Reading →

Transmedia: The Lord of the Rings

Transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes its own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story. (Jenkins,2007 ) When I was younger, I had a Care Bears book that... Continue Reading →

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