For my topic of interest this week, I have decided to talk about: Family. May seem like a weird one to start with, I know. I understand that this is no social injustice or politically opposed topic of conversation, however I believe it to be of utmost importance when considering the globes current stance and moral position. It is the very place where individuals are crafted into societally aware beings and moral citizens of this world – where individuals are…

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I would like to introduce you to an artist by the name of Hannah Altman. Relying on a certain “shock-factor” and the recoil of audiences in their reaction, the 19-year-old artist based in Pittsburgh has got her foot in the door of the art world recently after the release of her series And Everything Nice. In the photographic series she highlights the issue of gender differences and the unreasonably high beauty standard for women. The faceless and carefully composed still…

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Dun, dahn, duuuuhhhhhnnnnn! Dramatic pause, closely cut shot of media conglomerates eyes twitching in horror – a bead of sweat rolls down the forehead of every major multinational media corporation as the realisation hits them – they will cause their own undoing. ‘But how?’ you ask; why let me explain… It was brought to my attention by the lovely Sue Turnbull in our BCM110 lecture on Wednesday, that there are particular anxieties and concerns when it comes to the media…

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Hello peers, bloggers, and internet-users alike, and welcome to Meme-Time. This meme coined from the creative depths of my mind was the best way I thought I could remediate the topic of this weeks BCM112 lecture, and here is why: “The Medium is the Message” devised by media philosopher Marshall McLuhan, is a phrase often brought up in my Convergent Media Practices classes. The model shaping how this notion works could be described similarly to the notion of deception –…

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My name is Claudia Louise Muller, and I am an 18 year-old student studying a Bachelor of Communications & Media Studies (Dean’s Scholar) at the University of Wollongong. As you probably would have assumed from the title of my degree, this blog will be a culmination of the skills and opinions I have acquired throughout the duration of my course for the world to see. I will keep it short to start, but I look forward to many passionately written…

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