Individual Project BETA Update

I’ve passed the halfway point for my BCM300 digital artefact, and so far, I’m on track with regards to my original timeline. In only two iterations of my blog posts, I have already learned so much about the mechanics of games, the interaction between theme and narrative, and the materiality of games. Playing in aContinue reading “Individual Project BETA Update”

Urban Farming: Part Two

When it comes to auto-ethnography and, in this case, its application to urban farming and food sustainability, Ellis et. al explain the importance of examining research from within one’s personal cultural framework. They argue that “auto-ethnographers… must use personal experience to illustrate facets of cultural experience, and, in so doing, make characteristics of a cultureContinue reading “Urban Farming: Part Two”

What Eurovision Can Teach Us About Cultural Citizenship

Undoubtedly, the way in which we consume television media in recent years has undergone a dramatic evolution. With the aid of globalisation and the internet, our sense of cultural citizenship has flourished, particularly considering that free to air television, regardless of circumstance or wealth, is generally accessible to most people. In this respect, the publicContinue reading “What Eurovision Can Teach Us About Cultural Citizenship”

Research and Realisations

Auto-ethnography, as described by Anderson (2006), is a highly valuable mode of qualitative research by which authors draw upon personal experience in order to comprehend a greater cultural involvement. He defines the term “analytic auto-ethnography” as referring to “ethnographic work in which the researcher is (1) a full member in the research group or setting,Continue reading “Research and Realisations”

Reality Television Remakes: Transnational Television & Cultural Proximity

For as long as I can remember, reality television in our home has been looked upon with such a strong sense of distaste that I’ve never truly developed an appreciation of its potential. The voice of my father grumbling “turn this crap off” at any glimpse of Big Brother or The Bachelor is still soContinue reading “Reality Television Remakes: Transnational Television & Cultural Proximity”