BCM212: Flexibility

 

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Flexibility by flickr user glasseyesview under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Why now

Why Flexibility now – Wk 8 Lecture, Kate Bowles

Unexpected

Adapt to the unexpected – Wk8 Lecture, Kate Bowles

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#BCM110: Moral Panics and Group Presentations

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Moral Panics – often related to the role of/concern about young people

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Concerns about children and the media often linked to Stanley Cohen’s concept of ‘moral panic’.

Link to Krinsky’s Introduction to Moral panics.

Corporate paedophilia: Sexualisation of Children in Australia

Recent moral panics in Australia:

Stoner Sloth

http://www.stonersloth.com.au/

Wear it Purple/Gaybe Baby

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/gayby-baby-uproar-schools-defiant-on-wear-it-purple-day-20150828-gj9pr6.html

Safe Schools

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/safe-schools-program-why-zealots-are-trying-to-drag-us-back-to-the-dark-ages-20160223-gn1ryq.html

GROUP PRESENTATIONS

*** I would suggest that each group fills in a Group Charter (on Moodle) to solidify your plans***

Check out our Moodle site for some more useful resources on giving presentations.

 

Group presentation on 1 media issue that you have researched, including the following:

-An overview of the issue and why it’s of significance

-An account of how the issue has been addressed with appropriate examples drawn from a range of media sources

-A discussion of what has been included or overlooked in the media presentation of this issue and how this might be addressed in theory or practice (Assignment 2: Group Presentation Sheet, Moodle).

So  – what do we mean by a media issue? Something happening in the media (coverage) or something the media is doing (trends) … or something else?

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Which media issue? How to choose?

– Could either work from choosing the topic that most interested you? Or something that’s happening in the media that you have followed with interest?

Weekly topics:

-media effects and anxieties about these

-content analysis and cultivation theories

-reading images – representation- semiotics-connotations

-ideology and interpretation

-ownership and control of the media

-the role of the mediated public sphere

-the concept of the moral panic

CST120: garbage

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‘Rubbish’ by Glen Scott licensed by CCBY-NC 2.0

 

Moral judgement about garbage?

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/all-too-much-the-people-who-cant-let-go-20130809-2rnca.html

Cult of tidying?

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/the-cultlike-rise-of-decluttering-is-it-healthy-20150908-gjhhzd.html

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-economics-of-decluttering-how-i-learned-to-ignore-sunk-costs-20160204-gmlnv1.html

Throwaway fashion?

 

Focus Questions:

– how is waste part of the moral economy?

– consider the paradox of waste in regards to consumer culture?

– what waste do we feel responsible for?

– how is waste an index of taste?

#BCM110: Introduction to Group Presentations

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Try not to be this group 🙂

GROUP PRESENTATIONS

This week we will be starting group presentations.

Check out our Moodle site for some more useful resources on giving presentations.

https://student.unsw.edu.au/tutorials-and-seminar-presentations

And…. what not to do:

Group presentation on 1 media issue that you have researched, including the following:

-An overview of the issue and why it’s of significance

-An account of how the issue has been addressed with appropriate examples drawn from a range of media sources

-A discussion of what has been included or overlooked in the media presentation of this issue and how this might be addressed in theory or practice (Assignment 2: Group Presentation Sheet, Moodle).

So  – what do we mean by a media issue? Something happening in the media (coverage) or something the media is doing (trends) … or something else?

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Which media issue? How to choose?

– Could either work from choosing the topic that most interested you? Or something that’s happening in the media that you have followed with interest?

Weekly topics:

-media effects and anxieties about these

-content analysis and cultivation theories

-reading images – representation- semiotics-connotations

-ideology and interpretation

-ownership and control of the media

-the role of the mediated public sphere

-the NEXT WEEK: concept of the moral panic

CST120: Technology

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http://www.vulture.com/2015/10/30-best-pop-songs-about-telephone-drama.html#

(Turkle to 5.05)

 

Moral panic? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wicked-deeds/201507/moral-panic-who-benefits-public-fear

https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/sep/15/china-mobile-phone-lane-distracted-walking-pedestrians

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-inground-street-signals-to-combat-wayward-pedestrians-on-mobile-phones-20170329-gv9ii5.html

The Attention Economy:

http://fortune.com/2015/08/12/attention-economy/

https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2016/jul/06/attention-economy-demise-middle-ground

Extra Reading: Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto

http://faculty.georgetown.edu/irvinem/theory/Haraway-CyborgManifesto-1.pdf

Focus Questions:

-how does technology influence our understanding of time?

– how have mobile phones changed us as humans?

– What is ‘intimate serendipity’?
– what is the attention economy?