BCM289 Piracy and Diasporic Media

Definition of Diaspora

http://www.movingpeoplechangingplaces.org/identities-cultures/media-migration-diasporas.html

http://www.movingpeoplechangingplaces.org/identities-cultures/migration-in-film.html

http://www.migrantcinema.net/films/

Diasporas in Britain:

Bend it like Beckham trailer

Diasporas in Australia: Background Reading

https://theconversation.com/australia-israel-and-the-politics-of-diaspora-4911

WATCH: The Sri Lankan diaspora in Australia http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2016/s4518896.htm

Piracy:

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies (Chapter 8 – India):

https://www.igac.gov.pt/documents/20178/557437/Media+piracy.pdf/2f23a07a-5488-47e4-80c1-120edebb34a2

 

‘Spotting the pirates’:

http://www.economist.com/node/21526299

Watch: Creative Content Australia ‘Play your Part’ – anti piracy campaign:

https://www.creativecontentaustralia.org.au/campaigns/2015-play-your-part

Joe Karaganis on media piracy:

https://cyber.harvard.edu/interactive/events/luncheon/2010/02/karaganis

What happens when you cannot get the original, or it is not dubbed? You make your own!!

Turkish Star Wars Trailer

WATCH – Turkish Star Wars restoration: 

Other transnational remakes

 

Further reading:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-20008431/indian-diaspora-moving-back-to-india

http://www.grenada40.com/blog/caribbean-diasporas-national-economies/

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#BCM240: Attention, presence and place

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“Pay Attention” – by Jeff Stvan https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

 

 

 

TED Talk: How Better Tech protects from distractions

This Is Your Social Life on ‘Pokémon Go’

Blog task this week: Find a friend or family member and co-design a short task that will examine their attention capacity, relative to yours. ★ Write up what you learned, including links to some research. ★ Remember to ask about their experience of the test, and check how they would like to be represented in your blog.

#BCM241: Personal devices and public spaces

Bus stop prank – public use of technology

Pokemon Go – Russia says no

Street photography and ethics?

  1. http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/extended/archives/meditations_on_photographs_a_terrified_young_woman_surrounded_by_a_group_of_male_photographers_by_an/

2. http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/extended/archives/the_ethics_of_street_photography/

3.https://open.abc.net.au/explore/5148

4. https://theconversation.com/is-it-ok-for-people-to-take-pictures-of-you-in-public-and-publish-them-27098

Read and Watch: San Francisco street photography

Street Photography: Exploitative vs Respect

and the ‘policing’ of behaviour?

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/east/police-warn-web-users-against-assassination-by-social-media-after-man-named-and-shamed-on-monash-stalkerspace-facebook-group/news-story/6a61855beac959edde65684e60059fd2

http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/why-dash-cams-could-change-the-way-you-drive-20150708-gi7gwd.html

#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?

CST120: Pornography

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Focus Questions:

  • -how does one define pornography? Why is pornography so hard to define?
  • – what is the role of legislation in defining/regulating pornography?
  • – how does pornography demonstrate the cultural coding of texts?
  • – has modern society become ‘pornified’?

Sexting:

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/nsw/2016/04/07/sexting-laws-in-nsw–criminalising-teens-.html

http://www.lawstuff.org.au/nsw_law/topics/Sexting

Porn in Public?

http://theconversation.com/youre-watching-that-here-the-politics-of-porn-in-public-8394

Protest or Porn or Empowerment? Pornification of Popular Culture

http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2014/04/05/rashida-jones-and-the-pornification-of-pop.html

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-11/kim-kardashian-nude-selfies-and-empowerment/7310348

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/free-the-nipple-protest-brighton-beach-censorship-social-media_uk_575949ede4b041514369549f

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/free-the-nipple-campaign-is-not-empowering-for-women/news-story/cddc69e61100b512758adc8939808aa4

Art or Porn?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-09/bill-henson-model-alice-heyward-defends-controversial-photograph/8338430

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/12/21/mathilde-grafstrom-female-beauty-exhibition-banned-by-police_n_8852594.html

Playboy:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/18/playboy-nude-photos-bunny-gender-feminism

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/news-features/playboy-says-it-was-wrong-to-ditch-nudes-after-all-and-will-bring-them-back-this-year-20170214-gucqow.html

Other types of ‘porn’:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-03/young-inspiration-porn/4107006

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/what-food-porn-does-to-the-brain/390849/

http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/staff-editorials/10853/food-porn-psychology-addiction/

Porn: Good for us?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/28803/title/Porn–Good-for-us-/