All too often, cinematic experiences are presented with complete focus on viewers interactions with and enjoyment specifically of film, while ignoring the key ingredient – the cinema. In contemporary discussion, film is often presented removed from the darkness of the physical cinema; images circulate in a range of industrial contexts, to be consumed and appreciated and a variety … More Generational Lens
Blogging can be seen as a gateway experience for students who will likely be using digital technologies and media in their future endeavors regardless of their discipline. Morris 2014, p. 2. I can recall the time in my life when the prospect of writing first became exciting. I was about 14, and had just begun secretly … More Wrapping it up
A few months ago, my boyfriend and I decided we would find out what all the hype was about and watch the Wolf of Wall Street. I had heard fantastic reviews, and we agreed the movie was great – asides from the very abrupt and random scene changes. After discovering nobody else had experienced the same … More Media Censorship and Sensitivity
I am positively terrible at maths. I can remember crying out of frustration in primary because I never understood my homework, and despite my best efforts I failed my final maths exam in year 11 before dropping the subject. This was not for lack of trying, and I truly did my best to pay attention. However, when something … More Have you been paying attention?
Mobile phones essentially underpin society today – how we communicate, how we work and how we are entertained. I would argue, actually, that they are becoming an extension of the self, rather than merely an accessory or fun technology. As Rosenfield, O’Connor-Petrsuo and Sharon (2014, p. 312) explain, phones allow us to “email, text, find information, use maps, … More Mobile phones – bringing the private into the public
Amy Schumer, and I mean this without an ounce of exaggeration, is as important as Mary. As in Jesus Mary. She is hilarious, she is unapologetic and she is swiftly climbing the ranks in Hollywood. So obviously, when her new movie ‘Trainwreck’ was released, my girlfriends and I decided it was a must see. As a uni … More I came in a like a (Train)wrecking ball
The internet for me is very much a love-hate relationship. Love: Netflix, YouTube, cat memes. Hate: when I have to reset the modem 8 times because the normal extension and my personal extension are not working as the main modem has decided to have a conniption. In fact, my dad had to replace our router 3 … More Not just a regular nan, a cool nan
Ethnography is the study of people and culture, usually exploring specific cultural phenomena. There are many fields of ethnography, however, that greatly benefit when research is not reciprocal, but collaborative. Collaborative ethnography, according to Lassiter (2005, p. 15), is deliberately and explicitly collaborative – ethnographers engage with other academics and researchers throughout every step of their … More All right stop, Collaborate and (Ethnograte?)
Today, television can be many things. It can be an escape from reality, a reminder that at least you’re doing better than Jersey Shore contestants (I hope), or the most risky device on which to watch Netflix (Orange is the New Black is not to be watched in public, people). Television for most people 50 and under … More Television rules the nation.
Greetings BCM240! For a short and sharp introduction: My name is Emma I am a second/third year BCM student (the backslash comes as a result of three degree and two university changes – even I am unsure what type of student box I tick) I love halloumi and peanut m&ms, in equal measure I spend 98% … More Media, Audience & Place