BCM289: Virtual Cosmopolitanism

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“It is important for us to acknowledge and respect each others’ perspectives — our ways of seeing the world — and to find that place where we can all meet, grow and learn. Perhaps the response to this challenge is the creation of the third cultural space.” (pg 9, http://indigenous.education.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/eatsips-docs/eatsips_2011.pdf)

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20161117-third-culture-kids-citizens-of-everywhere-and-nowhere

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/09/third-culture-kid-identity-different-cultures

TED: Building Identity as a Third Culture Kid

The potential of the internet for global citizenship?

TED: Listening to Global Voices

 

Final Task – suggested structure (2000 words)

Intro (250 words)

(Compulsory elements)

1. Brief overview of the policy          —– (500 words** make shorter if more words needed in section 2 & 3)

2. Research on effectiveness of policy (comparison to other country/policy – 500 words)

3. Recommendations for addressing the issue identified in policy/effectiveness (your ideas + academic/policy research – 500 words)

Conclusion (250 words)

Due Friday 27 October, 4pm.

 

 

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BCM 332: Censorship at Home

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS CARTOON – what do you think it is trying to say/critique?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/28/fire-up-the-outrageomatic-and-make-sure-theres-extra-sanctimonium-in-the-tanks

Self censorship: most powerful?

Free Speech:

WATCH Waleed Aly present on Free Speech

 

Australia – we don’t actually have a bill of rights that protects free speech – key difference from America – so a bit of a grey area, since we do not have specific legislation to protect!!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/peter-mcevoy-a-gentle-word-on-the-state-of-australian-debate/8426894

Free Speech after Charlie Hebdo:

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4161766.htm

#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

 

 

BCM332: UNESCO, diversity and the digital divide

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The course is centred around two aims:

To examine strategies and campaigns to address global inequalities in media and information flows; and

To explore the rights and responsibilities of global media citizenship through case studies of media regulation, and citizens’ media initiatives.

It is a good idea to keep coming back to these ideas, and refer back to them as a touchstone throughout the semester,  as you write your case studies, and plan out your activities for peer teaching. Ask yourself – how do the examples you have chosen relate back to these aims?

The digital divide – Broadband access in India. Watch this:

What did you learn from this?

How might it relate to the issue of the ‘digital divide’?

 

Have a look at this report on digital inclusion in Australia.

  • What did you discover?
  • What can a document like this tell us about the reality of digital access in Australia?
  • Thinking critically, what voices are absent from this report?