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”

Big Brother is Watching You

In the morning, an alarm on my phone wakes me up. I go to the gym, scanning a little chip to let me in at the door. I listen my suggested tracks on Spotify. For lunch, I Google recipes and when I do my groceries, I scan my Visa PayWave and Everyday Rewards Card. IContinue reading “Big Brother is Watching You”

Not That Kind of Sock Puppet

When I first heard the words “Sock Puppets” this week, my naive, somewhat blasé mind  admittedly conjured up images similar to those seen above. But unfortunately it’s a wild old wired world on that web, and in this case, we’re dealing with something much more alarming. Sock Puppets are false online identities that are used toContinue reading “Not That Kind of Sock Puppet”

Flash Test Dummies

Have you ever wanted to dress up as a Zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, with a huge group of people in a public place? Well you’re in luck, because Saturday the 28th October 2017 is THRILL DAY, an annual event whereby “friends, families and other local residents each year join together with thousands ofContinue reading “Flash Test Dummies”

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”

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”