Bonjourno, (just quickly, you should read this before you continue on here) Set the task of exploring a facet of a culture previously not experienced, I opened up to a type of research that prompts the researchers vulnerabilities (Ellis et al. 2011, 14.1.18) and cultural frameworks to gather insights typically unattainable. My field site being cosplay and its anime adaptions, I quickly realised that by immersing myself into the experience I felt vulnerable and certainly out of my comfort zone.…

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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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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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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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