Humans of New York, Humans of the World

This week in BCM210 we were told to ‘analyse a text,’ and yes, this allows us to spread our wings in the land of research topics hoping we grab hold of one that stands out from the crowd. In attempt to tackle this week with a layer of creativity, I have selected the simple blog…

A search of coincidence

As I was casually scrolling through my wordpress feed looking at all the blog posts for BCM210 already written thinking about how I need to write my own post and stop procrastinating, I naturally, resumed procrastinating based on the pure fact that I didn’t know what to write. In my submission to the demonic addiction…

SOS

This week we explored the realm of global crisis, stories and events that have, should of, or continue to shock the world as a international cry for help. With main focus on the Kiribati sea levels crisis I did a little investigation of my own to find a online news series called ‘World Stories’ World…

My values are…

The BCM111 subject matter has shifted in the direction of the values of news – and when exploring this topic I came across several articles and prescriptions on what the set news values should be; in their simplest form, they are as follows: Impact: The number of people whose lives will be influenced in some…

You’re so dramatic…

The translation of television has been a big focal point within the BCM111 subject matter and the following article highlights Australia’s role in the international transaltion of drama television series with national, and now international show ‘Love/Hate’ Tonight, BBC Four will screen the first episode of Australian political drama The Code, which became something of…

Lol.

Picture this: you’re at work and you head over to the printer to collect your printing and there’s a bit of a line-up of people waiting for the printer to finish and one of these people is your slightly attractive boss, and the others are a few young women in your team. As you all…

It’s time to shake it up a little…

When exploring the current mediascape (A. Appadurai, 2010) one could argue that the worlds media, music, film and television navigate centrally from a single media capital, the United States of America. Media capitals central focal points where different cultures interact, and content is hybridised. A counter-argument could be that indeed, whilst the US is a key…

Woah-llywood

Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood – the three best friends that everybody could have, or couldn’t have? Exploring the realm of global film opened my eyes to a series of worlds I never knew existed; the fame, music, colour and glamour of Bollywood and the high volume, young and focused Nollywood. With the industry of Nollywood…

Study Abroad (your comfort zone)

In doing a simple google search for ‘study abroad’ one will find money hungry companies feeding from slogans such as ‘the experience of a lifetime’ and ‘something you’ll never regret’ and then they continue to list the infinite reasons to pack up your life and study outside your own little world. With thousands of aussies…

Interconnected-scape

Globalisation – a concept that is at once the past, present and future. The concept is spoken about as something that has happened – is happening – and will continue to happen. But how does this concept navigate? – the scapes. In his chapter ‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy’ Arjun Appadurai explores…

Misogyny vs Feminism

Music: the political voice of popular culture Welcome to 2014, a year where one can class themselves a feminist and release a song with the lyrics “Do what you want, what you want with my body” (Lady Gaga, Do What U Want). (Image Source: Lady Gaga) Music is central within the enduring debate surrounding the at…

#nomakeupselfie

Activism (noun) The policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.  Welcome to 2014, a year where the voice, the opportunity to be heard and listened too  all presents itself through eight simple letters: Facebook. Facebook prides itself on the notion of connection – you have the ability to share…