#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?