Cinema, the movies. Are they viable anymore? Are they really, a dying media experience? I took to the flicks to find out. Saddled with ambition, I had asked my best friend to join me to see a film before Sue could even finish her sentence: prescribing us the task of attending a cinema and documenting our experience. If one thing is for sure, I never get the chance to go to the movies, ever. I can just never find time…

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Hello there, don’t mind me, I just wanted to start a conversation. One regarding the roles that media, audience, and place plays in motorsport in 2017. Intrigued? Read on. I grew up in a family that had an unusual hobby, where we would pack up the car and back a car up onto a trailer and tow it somewhere, to race in circuits – and I loved it. We all did. We all still do. Fast forward 15 years, and…

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This week in BCM241: Media, Audience, Place we were asked to return to the person we spoke to about their relationship with television, to ask about how the Internet is altering their practices and spaces. Memories in Technicolour detailed my dear Nans life through a glass screen, and although I love her dearly and I couldn’t be happier with the original post, I wanted to take a different direction this week. One that would allow me to properly encapsulate the…

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BCM I’m back with my brand new connection, Something about media? Highly likely, Flow like… well, not really flowing, is it? I solemnly swear to not begin a blog post with rap lyrics ever again. Or, at least not in the near future. Let’s get into it. Ethnogra-who? I’ll give you a run-down. The Oxford Dictionary defines ethnography as ‘the scientific description of peoples and cultures with their customs, habits, and mutual differences’ (Oxford, 2017). If we extend this further to broaden…

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“The difference is that once upon a time people came over to watch television together, while now when people come over we turn the television off” – My beautiful lil’ Nana, always full of wisdom. Stories, in sepia. Children skipping between houses to gather round a crackling box. A woman, taking cut sandwiches and a toddler across the street for lunchtime special. Families hustling to have everyone sit before the world games begin. Adults retiring to the lounge for conversational…

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