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”

Lost in the Stars

It’s my first week back at Uni and I must confess, I’ve been thrown completely in the deep end. An emergency brain surgery last week has set me back a solid amount, but it was perhaps the live tweeting experience during the South Korean film State of Play (2013) that proved a greater challenge, asContinue reading “Lost in the Stars”

“Eulola”: An Ethnographic Research Study

It’s a lazy Sunday morning and I’m sitting at the dining table at home. “Eulola”, our family property, located just outside of the sleepy town of Cootamundra, is slowly waking up; the cat is beckoning me for her breakfast; the lambs are bleating to their mothers; the sun is creeping over the back hill andContinue reading ““Eulola”: An Ethnographic Research Study”

Abstraction in Action

This week in class we explored the notion of abstracting an idea from a photograph into instructions for recreating the same aesthetic. What I found particularly interesting about this activity was the way that different people interpreted contrasting aspects of the same photo – which when taken over a sequence produced a unique emerging visual.Continue reading “Abstraction in Action”