(Featured image sourced from here.) Whether you realize it or not, every time you go to the movies, you are subject to media regulation. The ratings that are given to movies, such as PG-13 or R, are a result of media regulation that has led to certain standards for certain ratings of movies. Until recently, I … More Film ratings are media regualtion
(Featured image sourced from here.) “Are you listening to me?” We’ve all heard this a million times, whether it’s being said to us or to someone else, in public or in private. More often than not, today it is said because one person is talking and one or more people are on their phones, seemingly distracted … More Are you listening to me?
As soon as I read the subject outline for BCM 240: Media, Audience, Place, specifically the description of Assessment 3: Digital Project, an idea immediately came to mind for the topic of my digital project-a documentation of my study abroad experience at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. What better idea than something … More My digital project: A semester in Australia
It’s a Sunday afternoon, and as I ride the train with a friend I look around and observe the other passengers on the train-over half of the train passengers are on their phones and even more have their mobile devices within reach waiting for a text or other notification. It is in this moment of … More Nowhere is private space, cell phones are everywhere
The cinema has always been a treat for me, from the time I saw Toy Story 2 when I was three years old and my eyes lit up when Barbie came on the screen to when I saw The Shallows with my friends for a girls’ night out the week before I left to study … More To infinity and beyond
As soon as you walk into any house today, you are more likely than not surrounded by the Internet. Whenever I look around my house in the United States, I can always see at least one thing connected to the Internet. The creation and expansion of the Internet has created a multitude of devices that … More Cable is out and Netflix is in
As I read other people’s blog posts on what they learned about television memories from interviewing people older than themselves, I was intrigued by both the similarities and differences between my peer’s findings. It turns out the pace of the progression of TV depends on what country the interviewee grew up in. For example, when I was … More Informal interviews as media audience research