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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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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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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