Ultimately the future tends to be painted with a sly, dystopian brush; science fiction films invite their audience to feel coldly uncomfortable about what’s to come – albeit with questionable accuracy! Science fiction media are marketed as futuristic, but effectively capture the present instead. There’s something hugely ironic about live-tweeting (i.e. in the present) science-fiction […]Read More
Last year when I saw my Dad’s side of the family for Christmas, my Grandpa asked me what grades I received for my subjects that semester. I told him I received two distinctions and two high distinctions. He told me none of it counted because I study a “bludge degree”.
Why did he even ask?Read More
It feels like only yesterday that I ventured onto the UOW campus for the first time, but I’m five semesters in to my degree, with four more to go (plus Honours, hopefully!), so I’ve officially passed the halfway point. It’s been an interesting semester for a few reasons. I began my public relations major, which […]Read More
See entire artefact here It’s been just over a year since the birth of my digital artefact, The Life of Mindy, so I figured it’s probably about time to link her to my personal blog. I’ve had several people ask me recently what I chose to create for my artefact. Was it an intellectual podcast? Did you […]Read More
The attention economy is the newfound social paradigm which refers to the adjustments which have occurred to the human attention span as a result of new media practices(source). Attention has become a scarce commodity in a world characterised by an abundance of information and it’s hyper-speed rate of transfer. The way in which the general public sort […]Read More
All blogs need an ‘About Me’ page to anchor them. That’s just how they’re structured – but what content is supposed to go here? Alice Marwick wrote, in her critique of self-branding, that young people struggle with this kind of thing because we don’t really know who we are yet. I’m aware of the categorical stuff […]Read More