BCM241

Reflecting on Public Writing

This year I made the switch from Arts/International Studies, to Arts/Communication & Media Studies. My majors remained the same; the change was purely based on the subjects available to me in each degree. I loved the idea of the BCM course: unpacking ‘the media’ within a modern context, while also crafting my own personal blog… Continue reading Reflecting on Public Writing

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BCM241

Social Media and the Rise of Internet Activism

'Young people’ has become an insult, a political plaything, and a call to arms for those to which it refers. While we may seem distracted with our iPhones, we actually form a sizeable portion of the population – something that is all too often ignored by older generations. Many are quick to criticise our ‘obsession’… Continue reading Social Media and the Rise of Internet Activism

BCM241

Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey – Television Across Time and Space

THANK YOU to my lovely mum, who I had the pleasure of interviewing for this blog post. Today television is omnipresent, no longer contained within the confines of the living room. We are inundated with programs and channels, far too many for one person to count, let alone watch them all. We have shifted away… Continue reading Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey – Television Across Time and Space

BCM212

Research into the North Gong Shuttle Bus – a note on how things are progressing

As you might recall, last month I wrote about an upcoming project for BCM212, a research study into the UOW North Gong Shuttle Bus. I have now submitted my design and management portfolio, the second part to that project. Things are (gradually) progressing, in that I have now published my survey (which is going very… Continue reading Research into the North Gong Shuttle Bus – a note on how things are progressing

BCM110

The use (and abuse) of the media in the modern age

To define ‘the media’ in 2017 is to engage with an ever-growing list of technologies and interfaces. Gone are the days of relying upon scheduled radio and television broadcasts; we are living in the digital world of online media, content streaming, POTUS tweets and leaked data scandals. The 21st century will be largely dictated by… Continue reading The use (and abuse) of the media in the modern age

BCM110

‘Faux-activism’: the commodification of the good deed

Earlier this year, Alex Holder wrote an article for The Guardian regarding the recent surge in corporate activism. Featuring a close analysis of fashion houses, coffee shop chains and everything in between, Holder reveals the extent to which activism sells in the modern age. Numbered are the days of simplistic celebrity endorsement – activism is… Continue reading ‘Faux-activism’: the commodification of the good deed

BCM212

I ~love~ complaining about the 9N shuttle bus

It is fair to assume that any student who lives considerably north of UOW (think: Helensburgh, The Sutherland Shire, North/South Sydney) has at one stage complained about the public transport options available to them. When travelling home from UOW, these students face a lengthy commute (often over an hour) and rely on the express trains,… Continue reading I ~love~ complaining about the 9N shuttle bus

BCM212

Curiosity and the Fear of the Unknown

In light of recent events in America, and indeed around the world, two things are becoming increasingly clear. First, that the complexity of issues surrounding race, gender, religion, and individual identity as a whole, is becoming increasingly apparent within modern society. We are seeing these issues emerge in areas of social policy and debate, in… Continue reading Curiosity and the Fear of the Unknown