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”

Contextual Essay – RecreAte

Project Summary: “RecreAte” is a website that I developed last year in BCM206, which began as a project to help first year students who have moved out of home find creative and simple ways to use up the leftover ingredients in their fridge. Since then, it has developed into a food waste initiative, which hasContinue reading “Contextual Essay – RecreAte”

Australian Film Industry: Tell ‘im he’s dreamin’?

I grew up on Australian films, without even really knowing it. In fact it wasn’t until I first saw The Castle (1997) when I was about 15, that I realised where the majority of my parents’ catch phrases came from (I’m talking- “it’s the vibe”… “this is going straight to the pool room”… “how’s theContinue reading “Australian Film Industry: Tell ‘im he’s dreamin’?”

Beyond the Hashtag: Blockchain & a New Wave of Digital Activism

Digital activism is undoubtedly transforming the way we shape society, enabling an alternate method of enacting change by placing political pressure on leaders and other influential groups. The Brooklyn Microgrid is an example of how new types of digital activity are also attempting to change society by giving individuals and groups the opportunity to collaborate andContinue reading “Beyond the Hashtag: Blockchain & a New Wave of Digital Activism”

Research Proposal: More Taste, Less Waste

The awareness and reduction of food wastage has for quite a long time been a passion of mine. Stemming from my first experiences living out of home as a University Student, the navigation of portion sizes, meal planning and time/resource management with cooking have become key factors in my awareness about the impact and prevalenceContinue reading “Research Proposal: More Taste, Less Waste”

Curiosity Cube

This time last week I found myself standing at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, in front of a glass cube with condensation inside it. Frustrated, annoyed and confused, I frowned at my partner “I just don’t get it, how can they call this ‘art’?”. Or maybe more importantly, how can a little glass structureContinue reading “Curiosity Cube”

“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”

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”

Evolution of Ideas: Final Project

Furthering development from last week’s iterations, my project has evolved after deliberation from classmates and brainstorming of ideas. I’m excited by the inputs that I received through collaboration as it enabled me to articulate my thoughts more clearly – as well as workshop the purpose of my work. Drawing on the notion of “abstraction intoContinue reading “Evolution of Ideas: Final Project”