Oh, hello there.
I suppose you arrived here through BCM241? Maybe just stumbled upon this space in ambiguous stride? Regardless, welcome. I’ll keep the introduction short; otherwise you can get to know me here.
My name is Claudia, I am twenty-years-old and I am doing okay. Part of the reason you’re reading this is because I am studying Media and Communications at the University of Wollongong. For the next few months I will be running a little series of posts in conjunction with my subject BCM241; Media, Audience, Place, which you can follow along with through the #BCM241 category above ^.
Why this series? More importantly, why am I here? Why are you here? For that matter, where are we and what on earth has this got to do with media, audiences and place? You have reached this little corner of the Internet where our stories become one – where they lap in a documentation of experience. Media spaces once only encapsulated the digital narratives of filmmakers, magazine editors, journalists and television marketers. As digital natives, we are inclined to story tell and document our experiences, uploading Snapchat after Instagram after Facebook status. We are constantly contributing and interacting with one another’s narratives: a generation bound by connectedness.
At all times we have the tools necessary to connect available to us, and the kafuffle caused by disconnection is momentous – how many times have you heard a millennial complain about being unable to reach friends at a music festival, at the hands of poor reception. If we aren’t contributing the data, we are actively absorbing it, interacting with it and coming in contact with so. The media space is by no means a passive pursuit.
This practice is in place right now – that is, if you are still reading… I am documenting my experience and you – wherever you are – are crossing paths. (Leave a comment below about where you are, or link me your BCM241 post!) Where am I? Sitting in my room full of treasures dear to my heart, typing furiously as I keep glancing back to my never-ending list of over-commitments. Where are you? Let’s broaden this media space.
For my benefit, and for yours, I will be posting fortnightly a summary of the course content. Keep in touch by subscribing, and I will continue my contribution to this lil’ space on the web. I have grown quite fond of it,