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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With the dawn comes a new day, and boy am I ready for it. Hello and welcome to the brand new claudialouisemuller.com – a space for flexing creativity, sharing knowledge and hopefully, documenting this point in my life – on this teeny lil’ space in our universe that we call home. Welcome to my corner of the Internet, initially thrust upon me by professors and academics, I have come to love and appreciate the possibilities that come with blogging. However,…

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