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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Ola mi amigos, time for another autoethnography project! Utilising autoethnography as an approach to research can reveal qualitative insights into areas that may go amiss with traditional research methodologies, made evident by the hundreds of BCM students to pass before me. I can particularly see how the process assists many in Digital Asia, encouraging students to view Asia as ‘another’ rather than ‘other’ through immersing themselves into the culture or point of interest. This week, we were tasked with selecting…

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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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This weekend I was at the last and final round for NSW Production Touring Cars 2017, and managed to take a few snaps while I was there with the team. These are my behind the scenes flicks, you can access the full gallery on my Facebook page here. Heating up: Simon Hogg comes off turn four in a dash. NSW Sports Sedans off to a tidy start. Oops: how’s the view of turn 3? Much love, Claudia

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