Have You Been Paying Attention?

In today’s digital age, there is no doubt that the usage of smartphones and other internet-enabled devices is becoming a significant source for distraction and disconnect. Last week, I touched on the notion of how we are constantly sharing our attention in class between our tech and our teacher, and quoted Chakraborty (2006), in saying that “MobileContinue reading “Have You Been Paying Attention?”

Operator Please

One of the biggest things I remember about school in year 12 was the emphasis teachers placed on sharing our information and knowledge with each other. In doing so, it was believed that we would all learn from each other, pushing our class average up higher and hence scaling our ATARs more effectively. Or somethingContinue reading “Operator Please”

Say Cheese! Please?

It’s often not possible to be sitting in class at university without a screen in front of you, of some kind. Whether it be laptop, phone or iPad, our attention seems to be constantly shared between our devices and our teachers. According to Chakraborty (2006), “Mobile phones have an intrinsic social impact by the way theContinue reading “Say Cheese! Please?”

The Tale of the Long Tail

  Bad Computer, Mini Skirt and Monkey Grip are three band names which you’ve probably never heard of before. I hadn’t either, until I was looking through the Triple J Unearthed page – a project run by the station Triple J aimed at finding hidden musical talent in Australia. Thanks to the internet, bands just likeContinue reading “The Tale of the Long Tail”

I went to the movies, and wrote about it.

Last night, I went to the cinema for the first time in over 6 months.  Four of us went to see “Logan Lucky” and it was great. I think. I have to be honest, I fell asleep about halfway through, but I will definitely put that down to the comfy reclining chairs at the WarrawongContinue reading “I went to the movies, and wrote about it.”

Making Connections

In my last post, I introduced my home in Cootamundra, where I hope to be undertaking some fieldwork research in the upcoming months. Our home is situated about 10 kilometres outside of the township of Cootamundra, which in itself has a humble population of only 7705. The rolling out of the NBN network has beenContinue reading “Making Connections”

Step-by-Step

The instructional artworks created for my project are inspired greatly by the works of Natalie Ratcliffe, who’s work “combines traditional printmaking techniques with contemporary practices such as computer-aided design” (‘Harmony Circus’, 2015). The featured artwork: Woodland Wall Panel was very appealing due to it’s highly texturised nature and collage-like aesthetic. When I was given the taskContinue reading “Step-by-Step”

A Social Life: Research Proposal

This here, is home. “Eulola” is our family property, which is 90 years old and full of stories. Not long ago, I was sitting at the table in the dining room, on my laptop and absent mindedly scrolling through my Facebook feed. I got to thinking. What would it have been like to live hereContinue reading “A Social Life: Research Proposal”