BCM289: Intercultural TV Audiences

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36106213

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/may/15/eurovision-song-contest-us-global-culture

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/05/your-guide-to-the-politics-of-the-eurovision-song-contest/361707/

Some other examples:

https://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21725798-alas-so-are-some-its-game-shows-israeli-spy-shows-are-conquering-world

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-20/the-international-a-peel-of-aussie-televisions-top-bananas/8719260

https://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21725798-alas-so-are-some-its-game-shows-israeli-spy-shows-are-conquering-world

Academic sources of use:

Cultural proximity, and cultural discounts as indicators of audience enjoyment? Cultural Proximity in TV entertainment

Intercultural Audience enjoyment

#BCM241: Locating the networked home

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Source: Funniestmemes.com

Ideas about ‘home’ are changing – connectivity.

Alone…but together?

Changes to traditional family life…

WATCH: http://time.com/38219/south-korea-food-blogger/

MORE on mukbang (if you are interested):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3280245/Meet-South-Korea-s-binge-eating-TV-stars-Thousands-mukbang-viewers-tune-watch-young-women-eat-food-feed-family-one-sitting.html

Access…

What is being promoted:

Versus: most people’s reality/experience with telcos:

 

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Kath’s award winning floral design: ‘Waiting for Telstra: an absurdist piece’ S2E5

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#waitingforTelstra : Kath’s floral design madness still in the popular discourse around the waiting experience

 

 

Activity and – 1st BLOG POST THIS WEEK:

Try to return to your previous interview subject and ask:

-find out how the internet is changing practices and spaces

– what kind of internet access is there (if any?) what kind/how many devices? What kind of data plans? Is there access to the NBN?

-if no internet, why? Personal choice, or difficulty accessing (either the internet, or perhaps lack of affordability of devices?)

THEN: compare this to the themes you uncovered from your TV interviews – any overlap?

Here’s a sample of ‘best practice’ from last year: https://igoogledthisname.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/the-blue-pill-leads-to-a-short-movie-but-an-enjoyable-life/

PAST PROJECTS:

https://maphub.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/some-projects/

THIS WEEK’S BLOG POST  “THE PITCH”:

The final blog that you will submit next week. This should be a proposal for your final digital storytelling assignment: think about what interests you in relation to media, audience, and place? and how might you present this?

*We are expecting you to be ethically bound by the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics, available on Moodle*

Responsible Blogging:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/student-blogging-other-people/62572

BCM332: The War on Information

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Information is Ammunition’ by flickr user Victor van Dijk under license CC BY-NC 2.0

If time (or in your own time) Watch this – Riz Ahmed makes the link between representation, and information.

 

 

https://theconversation.com/factcheck-qanda-has-confidence-in-the-media-in-australia-dropped-lower-than-in-the-united-states-74930

Have a look at: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/about/

Where do you get your information from?

Do you trust it?

Peer Feedback on Case Studies – some useful links:

Strategies to enhance peer feedback

Guidelines for students – peer review

 

 

BCM289: Translation of Comedy and Drama

Transnational Adaptations:

On Homeland:

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4301573.htm

Watch “Metastatis” (Columbian Breaking Bad)

https://www.geek.com/television/the-best-foreign-remakes-of-american-tv-shows-1686205/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/53591/11-international-tv-adaptations-last-11-years

READ AND CONSIDER:

http://mediaacrossborders.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Universal_Stehling.pdf

ojs.viewjournal.eu/index.php/view/article/download/JETHC103/220

THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION IN AUSTRALIA?

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/television/virtual-reality-personalised-content-more-local-shows-this-is-what-australian-tv-will-be-like-in-2020/news-story/b1173b2673f93b8fed24d434c0b7fd43

 

#BCM332: On and Behind the Screen: Why Representation Matters

Home-movieTutorials:

  • Tips on Peer teaching
  • Time to work shop your case studies
  • Time to spend with Peer Teaching groups
  • REMINDER
  • First 500 part of case study due in Moodle this WED 9/8/17, 5pm (upload link to your blog).
  • You will not receive a grade until the final submission on 6/9/17 – but I will provide feedback for you to revise.

 

ACTIVITY – REPRESENTATION.

As I mentioned in the lecture, this week, Netflix has started the #FirsttimeIsawMe hashtag as a way to promote their series Dear White People.

Watch this.

http://mashable.com/2017/08/01/netflix-dwp-firsttimeisawme/#FQgt7yH9xkq1

 

WATCH:

Christopher Bell TED talk on female superhero merchandise.

What are your thoughts on this in relation to representation?

Do you think there is a responsibility of companies to represent characters equally?

https://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_bell_bring_on_the_female_superheroes#t-2078

 

TIPS ON PEER TEACHING

The main things I would suggest

  • a variety of activities
  • things you can do in small groups – and hopefully have students talk to one another – try to make it interactive.
  • As you will see in the outline, feel free to bring handouts, show the class any visual material and have them discuss. At the end of each tutorial, come and see me if you need any handouts printed etc, and I can do this for you before class.
  • LOOK AT THE COURSE OUTLINE – lots of resources with ideas! Here are a few more:

http://www.otago.ac.nz/hedc/staff/tutor/start/

WATCH:

https://ablconnect.harvard.edu/group-cooperative-learning-students-classroom-leaders

 

#BCM241: Media Audiences and Ethnography

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Image: Donald Iain Smith via Huffington Post

Additional sources for this week’s tutorial:

http://www.seevibes.com/en/tv-audience-measurement-for-dummies-tv-ratings-101/

http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit7/papers/Frigo_MIT-MEL_SocialTV.pdf

https://theconversation.com/dumpster-diving-for-dinner-do-you-have-what-it-takes-to-eat-freegan-food-37117

(from 2.55)

#BCM289: Reality Television Formats

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20141001-reality-tv-on-track-for-change

What do you notice about this clip?

Do you think reality TV has the ability to inspire change?

Potential sources for this week:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/reality-tv-is-dying-tell-that-to-the-10-million-watching-these-aussie-shows-20160520-gp06bo.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/australia-culture-blog/2014/apr/23/how-australia-fell-for-reality-tv

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-26/we-are-addicted-to-reality-tv-romance/8746448