For my research, I explored the worlds millennials and baby boomers experienced and came to age in. My short video is a side-by-side comparison of the economic and social landscape of baby boomers and millennials. My short podcast takes a look at the top three stereotypes about millennials and investigates why these notions may be … More Millennials & Baby Boomers: Who has the right to complain?
Speciesism refers to the “prejudice or discrimination based on species, especially against animals”. Essentially, it is the idea that humans have greater moral rights over animals – for simply being human. This was not a term I was familiar with before this week’s lecture. Walking out of this week’s tutorial, where we watched 2013’s Blackfish, the … More Speciesism and Bambification – Do we not take animals seriously?
Poverty porn is a type of media, whether it be “written, photographed or filmed, that exploits the poor conditions of an individual in order to generate the necessary sympathy for selling newspapers or increasing charitable donations or support for a given cause” (Aid Thought, 2009). It can be argued that the saying ‘any publicity is good … More Depicting Suffering – Who Is Telling The Story?
Hang on guys, I’m about to get deep and meaningful on the topic of selfies. What is a selfie? Why do people take and post selfies? Is it empowering to take selfies? And why do people immediately criticise Kim Kardashian’s motivation for her revealing selfies when a male doing the exact same thing won’t … More Selfies, Selfies Everywhere
The social and spatial impacts of binge-watching You can view my prezi with all the findings and observations here. Reflection INTRODUCTION The reason for selecting my topic (the impacts of binge-watching on social and physical space) came to me based on my experiences with binge-watching and the content we looked at in class about how … More BCM240 Research Findings & Reflection
Every advancement of technology, whether it be cinema, television or the internet, has been under scrutiny due to the perceived impacts it can have on its users. Does television make audiences violent? Does television cause copy-cat behaviour? It is because of these media panics that there have been calls to restrict the use or access to … More Media use and restrictions
This week’s post is a short one based on the task week. We had to create a small informal test that allows you to see what happens to someone’s attention in the presence of multiple media devices. I conducted this small text with classmate and friend, Grace. The instructions were simple: read last weeks BCM240 … More I zoned out three times typing this title