It all started with a nip slip

It’s time to talk about media regulation. In 2016 not much is left to the imagination, we’ve got celebrities like Kim Kardashian-West and Carley Rae Jepsen darting off into fame with sex tapes, Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom with their penises blasted across the internet, and who could forget the infamous Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke MTV…

Challenge accepted

Disclaimer: the following blog post contains hypocritical criticisms about youth Here we are in 2016, apparently it is the year when you can use your phone while other people are trying to have a conversation with you. I admit it, I’ve used my phone while people are talking to me but it’s just plain rude….

Pokémon Go (away)!

It’s time to talk about Pokémon Go. (Photo credit: Jake Troncone) I took the above picture last Friday, for the everyday millenial it may appear to be a general scene of everyday life; a young guy on his phone at the beach, however I see so much more than that. Before I continue I would…

Let’s go to the movies

When I was younger and the school holidays would come around they would always consist of a few different scenarios. I would spend a couple of days at my Nonnas (eating as much as I possibly could), a few days kickin’ about with my friends and then there would be that three day block when…

Not what it used to be

A couple of weeks ago I interviewed my family member, Marie. To quickly recap, Marie was born in Italy in the early sixties and used to be glued to her neighbours black and white television set every other afternoon. (Source: giphy) Today we revisit this story as Marie and I sit down again to discuss…

The box with the faces

‘Oh, it’s changed!’ were the first words spoken by Marie when we sat down to talk about the ‘tele.’ Born in Italy in 1961 Marie migrated with her family to Australia when she was six, prior to coming here she had no contact with any kind of technology or media, as we were talking I asked…

The whole world, in the palm of your hand.

When I was young, I asked myself the cringe-worthy question: where do I fit in? We get to an age when we realise actually how fast the world is moving around us, the fact that while we are asleep a world war could begin or Australia could have another Prime Minister (although that would not…

Porn for the people

Poverty porn is depicting “the graphic qualities of a human being to Western audiences for the sole purpose of eliciting an emotional experience and ultimately, money” (Roenigk, 2014). This is heavily used in the world of fame to save, promote or maintain celebrities brands and images as it is easy to put Jack Black in a…

Selfless selfies

In 2016 we have well and truly entered a phase in society where one can convince others that they are living a life of pure opulence and excitement from the rugged up comfort of their IKEA sofa. When exploring the world of selfies, social media and identity it is interesting to see that we are…

The Interview.

In an interview I believe there are two main parts; the trusting and the honest. The trusting being the interviewer, the person asking the questions, probing for more of a descriptive answer who keeps digging until they find what they want. Then, there’s the honest; the interviewee. The individual giving the answers, sharing their world…

The cold never bothered me anyway.

Well here you are yet again, reading another blog about another text we have to analyse for BCM210 – this time I hope to bring something different to the table. As Disney fanatics may have already guessed, I am tackling the animated film that turned the world on its head; Frozen. (Image Source: Beamly) Some…

Do you believe the research conducted is ethical? ☑

Defined as “…norms for conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour” (Resnik, 2013) ethics are established within societies to determine and categorise particular behaviours, practices and beliefs as either ethical, or unethical. When conducting research ethics are a key factor of the practice. Gathering data and information that is based on sensitive or controversial…