Here is a project very dear to my heart. https://theafterlifegroup.wixsite.com/theafterlife?fbclid=IwAR2vyKqS8-03sy6A71H7piM-V9cIonxEy9GDrgE9dX9mTlYHYAI5oLAQeAc
Hahahahahaha, not gonna lie, getting my Mum to cry while watching an anime is probably the greatest achievement of my life. Just due to the fact that she was staunchly convinced that anime ‘would never make her cry’. This film obviously resonated with her quite powerfully, being a single mum herself, with three (almost) […] via… Read More Mum Watches… Wolf Children (she cries) — Mum, this is why I like anime – Holy Heck So Many Views!
I have wanted to travel to Japan for a few years now, and everytime I mention my plans to go, I’m always met with the same question. “Why Japan?” And honestly I don’t have a succient answer ready. It almost seems so obvious that I would want to go to Japan that I don’t have… Read More Why do I want to travel Japan?
An essay LHA302, Dean’s Scholar Research Project By Tayla Bosley Introduction There is one thing that sets apart the Australian book fiction community to the rest of the world, and that is that our fantasy genre is currently led overwhelmingly by women. Therefore the question is what makes Australian female fantasy authors so… Read More Australian female fantasy writers, what makes them so magical?
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? Tayla Bosley 5050583 DIGC330 Digital Artefact: https://soundcloud.com/tbosley/bosley-tayla-digc330-kawaii-metal-podcast Autoethnographic Essay: Autoethnography, as stated by Ellis (2011) is “an autobiographical genre of writing that displays multiple layers of consciousness, connecting the personal to the cultural.” I think this is the absolute best way to summarise autoethnography, and I think I have…
So despite the serious lack of pants in this show, Mum quite liked the first episode of the 2002 Ghost In The Shell anime. I think with all detective-based anime, there is something that all parents can already understand in the world that they are viewing. It was also interesting to see how we both […]… Read More Mum Watches… Ghost In The Shell — Mum, this is why I like anime
Watch Link Basically for this final week of BCM206, I draw upon what I’ve learnt throughout the session to discuss how the Internet of Things is kinda insidious. But also how it could potentially be used to help with mental and physical health. The Toaster Example Mood-Aware Wearables
Now I absolutely love this anime with a passion, I think it is the sweetest, funniest, cutest thing I have ever watched. It is most definitely a slice-of-life/high school anime, it is also a reverse harem anime. So I thought my mum would enjoy the simple, cute antics of the first episode. She did not. […]… Read More Mum Watches… Ouran High School Host Club — Mum, this is why I like anime
Is the future of the internet a dark place where illegally bought ‘sock puppets’ will rule public opinion? So from the week 11 lecture in BCM206, Ted seemed to foretell a rather depressing state of affairs for our beloved internet. It may overrun by sock puppets; computer generated personas that have almost entirely foolproof internet… Read More The Future is Dark
I have never regretted something so much in my entire life. This was the cringiest, most disturbing show I have ever watched… and I watched it with my mother. Please don’t try this at home kids. via Mum Watches… A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist — Mum, this is why I… Read More Mum Watches… A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist — Mum, this is why I like anime
Basically in this one my mum got very confused about the opening sequence, and somehow also missed who was the demon and who was the child revenging the death of his parents. Honestly I don’t know how that happened. But she said she would watch it again just so she can figure it out! This […]… Read More Mum Watches… Black Butler — Mum, this is why I like anime
What I found most interesting in week 10’s lecture on hackers and hacktivism was how much has changed from the origin of hackers to now. It seems to me that the hackers of the 80s were seen as a serious threat to the general public’s safety. “The first global IBM-compatible virus epidemic was detected. Brain,… Read More Hackers: Then and Now
So Mum seemed to actually enjoy this! Gotta say I’m surprised, but she does have a weird sense of humour (as we discovered in Attack On Titan). Doesn’t look like she wanted to watch another one, but this experience seemed enjoyable nonetheless. I tried to make this video a bit ‘funnier’ with lots of text […]… Read More Mum Watches… One Punch (Dude) Man — Mum, this is why I like anime
In this video remediation of BCM206 Week 9’s topic of social media revolutions, I go further into the cultural, technological, and generational factors that can lead to #revolution. I found it interesting that it is the new generations of oppressed peoples, the one who have grown up with social media, that are the one shirking… Read More #RevolutionisingRevolution
Hahahahahaha, not gonna lie, getting my Mum to cry while watching an anime is probably the greatest achievement of my life. Just due to the fact that she was staunchly convinced that anime ‘would never make her cry’. This film obviously resonated with her quite powerfully, being a single mum herself, with three (almost) […] via… Read More Mum Watches… Wolf Children (she cries) — Mum, this is why I like anime
Basically Ted says in week 8’s BCM206 lecture that my major is worthless, I argue why it’s not. Sources: Freedman, S. (2011). Letters to a young journalist. New York: Basic Books.
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Introduction In this post I will use the autoethnographic methodology to analyse my experience of Kawaii Metal, as related in the week 5 podcast ‘Discovering Kawaii Metal’. The main methodology used will be personal narrative, which will be accompanied with further research on the topic of Kawaii Metal. Using this…
What I learnt watching Attack on Titan with my mother: She can appreciate the artwork that goes into the creation on anime She can be emotionally affected by anime (RIP Eren’s Mum) She has an extremely inappropriate sense of humour I need to upload a different way, to ensure better video quality. via Mum watches… Attack… Read More Mum watches… Attack on Titan — Mum, this is why I like anime
So Apple is a walled garden. Google/Android is a free platform. Why does that matter? What I felt throughout the BCM206 week 7 lecture was that, if Apple is a walled garden, tended to by only a few gardeners (read: coders), how can it compete with the forest that is Google, which is tended by… Read More An Apple a day keeps innovators away
In this video of making my Mum watch anime, I get her to sit down and experience the brilliance that is the first episode of Death Note. A cult classic, and one of my personal favourite anime, Death Note is reknown for being a fast-paced, quick-thinking, crime drama and cat-and-mouse chase. My Mum […] via Mum… Read More Mum Watches… Death Note — Mum, this is why I like anime
The distributed network gave power to the users of the internet in the 50s. With its eventual popularity, the internet became the ultimate creative, free-play space for people to interact with, create, and enjoy content. But as we learnt in week 6’s BCM206 lecture, we have quickly become afraid of the unlimited space of the… Read More Zhu Li Can’t Do the Thing
This is my first attempt at making my mum understand the varied medium that is anime. It was not the disaster I expected, and she even kinda liked Cowboy Bebop! However, I will be watching camera recording times, exterior sounds, and what is in frame from now on. #FEFO via Mum Watches… Cowboy Bebop — Mum,… Read More Mum Watches… Cowboy Bebop — Mum, this is why I like anime
The opposite of a short tail? This video for week 5 BCM206 is basically myself doing an explanation of ‘The Long Tail Effect’, for myself. Because honestly I had no idea what it was, until I related it to something I really like; books. I hope this explains it to you, because it sure helped… Read More What the heck is a long tail?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PEj3osXmNE&feature=youtu.be This is my video narrative of my first real discovery of kawaii metal (cute metal music). Note: The reason that I pause the video and then talk is because the program wouldn’t turn down the music when I spoke. Funny Anecodote: After an hour of rerecording this due to…
What truly struck me with week 4 BCM206’s lecture, was how relevant the liquid labour market will be to me as a potential future journalist. We have definitely moved from the hard, smoke-filled journalism of its origins. To a far more freelanced, individual journalism. Which makes working more convenient. But also potentially less stable. “Journalists… Read More News writing in liquid labour
For week three’s BCM206 post, I found myself thinking again and again about how the beginning of the personal computer in the 1980s sounded like the beginning of a science fiction novel. The tropes, themes, and cultures associated with this technology boom really resonated with me, leading me to create this sound piece that… Read More CyberPunk: Today’s Utopia?
The one thing that I found most interesting the BCM206 lecture this week was how some members of humanity will never truly grasp the power of the technology at their fingertips. The one part that got to me was the anecdotes on people’s lack of understanding with the mechanics of the telegraph. The woman who… Read More Technology at the speed of light
Sitting in a university classroom in 2017, with my phone in my hand and my tablet on the table, I can definitely say that my interaction with the first Godzilla film, Gojira was infinitely different to that of the original audience in 1954. Being a 20-year-old woman that has lived in Australia her whole life,… Read More Experiencing Godzilla in 2017
The following video was created for BCM207. In this subject we had to create an activism campaign, and then make a PSA style video for it. Here is mine on raising awareness about dementia. Contextual Essay: The aim of this project was to raise awareness of the rising issue of dementia in Australia. Throughout… Read More emBrace Dementia Campaign
BCM310 Research Project Video Reflection For the final BCM310 project I chose to do the digital artefact format of video. I believed at the beginning of this project that this would enable me the best use of the medium that I was researching; documentaries. I still hold this belief at the end of this project,… Read More How Documentaries Make You Want to Change the World
Super Size Me, 2004, The Cove, 2009, Bowling for Columbine, 2009 and The Age of Stupid, 2007. Each of these documentaries changed the world in some way. Whether through, changing McDonald’s size options, reducing dolphin killings, ending handgun ammunition sales, or enacting a carbon reduction scheme around the world. These changes in our society show the power of documentaries as vessels of… Read More Blackfish: How media can change humanity
In an almost daily cycle since the beginning of the Syrian war in March 2011, people have published on the internet the shocking images of the atrocities committed during this time. These are only a small portion of what is published online from the homes and battlefronts of Syria. These images are published with the… Read More Suffering; why it needs to be seen
The ‘epidemic’ of the selfie in modern cultural is perpetually surrounded by the themes of ‘narcissism’, ‘vapidness’, and ‘self-obessession’ (Saltz, 2014). Discussions constantly rage over whether the selfie signifies that the younger generation is wholeheartedly obsessed with technology, or whether it shows empowerment for minorities. However, there are examples of the selfie being used for more than… Read More R/roastme: Proof That Not All Selfies Are Equal
You wouldn’t be blamed for walking right past Brewtown Newtown, or even not knowing that it existed. To get there you must pass the eclectic mish-mash that is Newtown. My journey took me towards the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, then along the windows of Elizabeth’s bookstore, and a final left at the sweet-smelling Chocolate Room. So… Read More Discover: Brewtown Newtown
What makes Sydney one of the greatest cities in the world? Is it the beatific harbour views? Or the lovely sunshine? What makes Sydney so special to so many people around the world? Well the answer is obvious. It’s food. Sydney is home to some of the most delicious, most inspired, and most daring… Read More Is Sydney the best city to discover new food?
Take a step into the wild north with Sydney’s latest trend; Nordic dining. Australia is renowned for its multiculturalism, our music, our fashion, and our food arrive in our country from all corners of the globe. It is easy to step into any of our great cities and experience the taste of many countries and… Read More Nordic What?
Students put under too much pressure during HSC exams can have devastating mental health consequences, an esteemed school counsellor has warned. Eddy Fracarossi, a health professional for the past 26 years and current counsellor at Holsworthy High School fears that the HSC creates an unsafe amount of stress for students during the four week examination… Read More HSC Hurts Our Kids
Digital Storytelling Reflective Analysis Purpose of Project The purpose of this qualitative digital storytelling project was to publish the ever-growing story of how retirees in Australia use the internet today. I wished to persuade the audience of my story to think about and discuss how media practices, which in this case was specifically the use… Read More Retirement in the Digital Age: A Story
Australia’s Olympic champion Chloe Esposito is set to continue her winning gold streak this time with rings not medals. Esposito blitzed through the final leg of the modern pentathlon at the Rio Olympics to secure herself gold and an Olympic record of 1372 points. Now her sights are set on a February wedding and the… Read More Life After Rio: Our Golden Girl Gets Married
From marshmallow covered tabletops to porcelain bunny rabbits hidden in secret crevices, Addie’s Speciality Tea Room is a dip into Wonderland. The tiny tea room located in a quiet suburb of South West Sydney does not boast a full menu of exotic mains, but rather features a small selection of home-baked scones, slices, and cakes,… Read More Hot Plates: Addie’s Speciality Tea Room, Sydney
Media Access in the Digital Age In today’s society almost everyone has easy access to the internet, news, and social sites, through their portable media platform of the mobile phone. This access has become so universal that we no longer ask the question ‘Can I use this media?’. So how do we as a society… Read More Can I Use My Phone Here?
For this week’s blog task we had to design a short task that would examine the attention capacity of a family member or friend, relative to our own. Attention Test To do this I sat down with my 16-year-old sister and watched an episode of Suits. This is a show that I like to watch… Read More Attention Capacity Research In Television
Students and invitees of The Street University showcase their artistic talent at the first ever Liverpool Street Art Festival. Performing live, these artists, both new and old to the medium of graffiti, battle against one another in a match of ‘Tag Team Wrestlers’. The previously drab parking lot in South West Sydney has been transformed by the efforts… Read More Street University Schools Liverpool in Graffiti
What is the final project for BCM240? The purpose of the final project for BCM240 includes the following: to persuade my audience; you, the reader to think about how media practices; using technology such as phones, television, and the internet and audience experiences; the thoughts or emotions that you have while using technology are spatial… Read More Preliminary Proposal For Narrative Research Project
In the day and age of modern technology, where everyone has a phone with a camera on it, are we free to take photos of whoever and whatever we wish? Well yes and no. According to Arts Law Center of Australia – Street Photographer’s Right it is perfectly legal to take photos of people in the public,… Read More Can I Take Your Photo?
In the era of Netflix binge-watching it is unsurprising to hear that cinema attendance is going down in our society. With the average rate of cinema attendance in 2014 at 68% and the average frequency per Australian at 6.8 times a year (Screen Australia, 2016). Meanwhile the online streaming site Netflix, continues to steadily rise in… Read More Is Cinema Flailing in The Shallows?
First it was the radio in the 1920s, then television in the 1950s, and now in the new millennium, it’s the internet. But what is ‘it’? The radio, the television, and the internet all have the same fundamental characteristic; they have each redefined the home, and most aspects of life, after their arrival in the… Read More Challenge Accepted: The Internet in Retirement
From last week’s task I learnt a great deal of things; chief among them was that a lot of people’s grandparents loved Bandstand as much as mine did. I also cemented the understanding that I discovered in my own interview, that which is presented in Darian-Smith and Turnbul’s 2012 book Remembering Television. Which is that we associate… Read More Team Effort In Research
Leone Cordingley was well on her way to adulthood when television entered her home for the first time. Leone, now 74-years-old, reflects on the changes that this new media form featured in her home, family relationships, and dance schedule. “It had a very small screen, in a very big cabinet.” Leone’s first television; strictly… Read More Tales of the Little Screen: Leone Cordingley