This week in BCM320 we were right on to the next viewing for Digital Asia; ’88 famed anime, Akira. First, bring yourself up to speed on the film that arguably brought Japanese culture to the West; a story that follows the destruction of Neo-Tokyo at the hands of a warfare between teenage motorbike rebels and a group of kids with telekinetic powers. Set in 2019, the parallels between what was predicted from a post-cold-war produced film and how the world looks…

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This one is definitely one I never thought I’d be writing. Let me set the scene for you: I am on the floor of a dingy little motel in Ipswich, Queensland. Why am I on the floor you ask? The charger to my laptop doesn’t reach the supplied workspace and to my surprise, the turtle-paced internet provided by the institution hosts a better connection down here. Welcome to my wild Saturday night in. I was called last minute to head to…

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Hello again, if you haven’t a clue what I am about to harp on about, familiarise yourself with this post: a pitch for my digital story. We were challenged to research into an area that both interested us and affected us in BCM241 this semester, on a topic that concerned media use from the viewpoint of a particular audience and place. Of course, motorsport was my first choice. The current state of the motorsport industry relies heavily on the ability of audiences…

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In a past post, I discussed the emerging digital environments embedded into our every day, and how multi-screening has altered the course of our time spent and the way we move through space. Yes, there have been governments, corporations, higher powers and dark overlords overseeing this use and providing self-beneficiary regulations for us to all follow, but there is something much more interesting going on here. Something we might not speak about and certainly might not consciously do in the name…

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How many tabs do you have open right now? Are you even on a desktop? Or are you in a window external to the link you just clicked on twitter? When was the last time, you gave your full, and undivided attention? The last time you fully committed to a task at hand, completing it within the exact time needed without drifting into other thoughts and to-dos’. According to recent studies by Accenture, 87% of media users engage with multiple…

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