cinema eyes and a pop-culture brain.

Live-tweeting is an integral part of communications and media.  It encourages me to engage thoroughly, think deeply, and share knowledge between my fellow students.  This semester in BCM325, we’ve been tasked with live-tweeting a variety of movie screenings throughout history that tackle ‘future cultures’ in some form, and in doing so develop a deeper understanding … More cinema eyes and a pop-culture brain.

time to go back to school.

At some point in all our lives, we sit back and wish we had a chance to do it over – retry that date, win that argument, even re-do our time at uni.  Would we study a little harder, socialise more, or drop out entirely?  What better way to do it again than through a little tabletop card game?  Welcome to Game of University. … More time to go back to school.

drinking in the sunlight.

“The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!” … More drinking in the sunlight.

painting with pixels.

It’s a new year, and that means a new digital artefact.  This time, the digital artefact is being developed for BCM325: Future Cultures. The nature of the class asks us to look to and imagine the future by examining the past and the present.  By extension, our digital artefacts will be doing the same thing … More painting with pixels.

smart homes – practical uses and security fears.

A large part of my passion for studying media and communications at university stems from my interest in the technologies being developed for and in the future.  Researching up and coming technologies and how they can be used has always intrigued me, and it is something I would like to remain involved in as I … More smart homes – practical uses and security fears.

peer review – ‘should you binge this’.

Concept Should You Binge This is a blog dedicated to reviewing TV shows available on Netflix and advising readers as to whether or not they are worthy of ‘binge-watching’.  The artefact was created by Max Clement, who in the past has created various iterations of projects centred on television and film.  This semester he chose … More peer review – ‘should you binge this’.

culture-tinted glasses – Japanese attitudes towards foreign exchange students.

It seems that in terms of foreign exchange students studying at Japanese universities, the native Japanese struggle to understand how to cater for these visiting students, regardless of whether they are interested in engaging or not.  This discovery is supported by the digital presence of Japanese unis, both of which leave much to be desired. … More culture-tinted glasses – Japanese attitudes towards foreign exchange students.