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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Excuse the moody feature picture, I found irony in a literal ‘look-back’ over the past few weeks of writing practice in BCM241. For my other readers, who may not have followed the series, BCM241 is a second-year subject I take at the University of Wollongong; a study of Media, Audience, and Place. Over the past few weeks, we were encouraged to blog about the topics discussed, everything from media space to television, audience research, cinema, public space, regulation and attention;…

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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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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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