Category Archives: BCM240

The Australian film industry: Its success, its failure, and everything in-between

So it appears the Australian film industry is in a little bit of a pickle. In the beginning, we got on the film boat with the right foot forward. According to the Australian Government website we (probably?) produced the first ever full length … Continue reading

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The media & its influences: moral panics, social anxieties & audience regulation.

I have brushed over topics similar to this one in some of my previous blog posts last semester for BCM110. I discussed topics such as Miley Cyrus and the social anxieties surrounding her sexualisation in the media, and the image this … Continue reading

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Media multitasking & its effect on modern families and their social lives

“Those aged 8 to 18 spend more than 7.5 hours a day with such devices [smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device], compared with less than 6.5 hours five years ago, when the study was last conducted. And that does not count the 1.5 hours that … Continue reading

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Finding time to go to the movies… Harder than I thought.

3 weeks is how long it took me to finally get up and go and see a movie at the cinemas. I went to the good old Roxy Cinema Complex in Nowra, and saw a movie called ‘If I Stay’. … Continue reading

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Public space, private space, technology & social anxiety.

Admit it, we are all guilty. You see someone you really don’t want to talk to… and you pretend you didn’t see them because you’re on you’re phone. Bam, awkward conversation avoided. Sadly, I do this a lot. However, the question … Continue reading

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The internet use of my parents & the rest of the world

My parents live about an hour south of Wollongong, and they are yet to be connected to the NBN. Their current internet access is provided by ADSL wireless broadband which they connect their laptops, iPad, and mobile phones to. Both mum … Continue reading

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Big Data~ Big progress or big problem?

There has been quite a lot of recent media coverage on Coles and Woolworths with their well known ‘reward systems’ (flybuys and everyday rewards). These multibillion dollar companies have changed audience measurement forever, and are now using these convenient schemes to essentially … Continue reading

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