Autoethnography and the Power of Stories

  “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath lived a short life decorated with vibrant but dark emotions, before she succeeded in her second attempt at suicide. Her later pieces, written from a freezing cold flat in London, often between 1am and 4am whilst her young children […]

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Live A Simple Life (2K17)

I don’t do resolutions, especially not at new year’s. What’s the big deal? We have 365 new days, 8760 fresh hours, 525600 free minutes and 3.154e+7 seconds until the celebrations start again and the same old promises are made and broken in a dangerously repetitive cycle. A stupid reason to celebrate, scorns my narrow little […]

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Lost in (mobile) Space

Twas a dark and stormy Tuesday afternoon and the University of Wollongong was swarming with malnourished and impoverished students. I was tiptoeing slowly in the shadows. I heard footsteps behind me; my pace quickened. The footsteps broke into a run. I look around at the gloomy corridors of building 19; where do I run? “Hey […]

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This is me(dia)

Do I control the media? Or does the media control me? Earlier¬†this year I saw my great-Aunt perform in a local concert. I dutifully turned off my mobile phone prior to the commencement of the show. During the intermission I pulled it out again, to distract me from the masses of grey-haired penguins who smelt […]

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Beware the Ides of March Public Domain

  This meme is intended to be somewhat ironic; there was no sense of ¬†Intellectual Property (IP) in Shakespearian times, and the idea of it being protected to the extent to which it is today must have been laughable. Nevertheless the aim of this meme is to highlight (with sarcasm) the somewhat irrational fear of […]

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The Message on my Plate

Even looking at one example of a food carbohydrate (medium) that differs between counties, we can reveal a significant amount (of messages) about the different paradigms and ways of life in those places

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Goodbye Textbooks, Hello Twitter

“Come in, sit down, smartphones out, internet on . . . ” – not the kind of classroom greeting I am accustomed to – but it does make sense after all. This subject is called Convergent Media and has a focus on creating, aggregating and curating online and digital artefacts, which will likely lead a […]

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