Reflection

For the past 9 weeks in BCM240 (Media, Audience, Place) we have been conducting ethnographic research surrounding the weekly topics presented, and relating our own experiences to the topics. I aimed to create an environment that engaged the audience with the topic and with the post. In order to write blog posts that are more…

Put that phone away!

“If two people are walking down the street together both on the phone to someone else, are they really together?” (source) It’s happened to everyone: either you’ve been caught using your phone at an inappropriate time, or you were the person being ignored while your friend or family member scrolled through Facebook, answered messages while…

Culture of distraction

This week I decided to test my attention span, whilst working on this blog post, I would document what happened each time I got distracted from the post. I set up the way I usually do, laptop and phone on the table, TV on low volume for some background noise (I cant work in a…

Can I post this picture?

Don’t you hate it when you try to take a sneaky picture and the flash goes off? Its always quite amusing when you see it happen but have you ever thought about the ethics of taking and using photos of people? I personally haven’t put much thought into it until this week. For this weeks…

Who has time to go to the cinema?

I used to go to the cinema almost every weekend with my friends or family, but these days I go maybe once or twice every few months. I only go if there is a movie that a friend, family member or I really want to see. Torsten Hagerstrand identified three constraints that affect how we…

This thing called Internet

The use of the Internet allows access to wide variety of information and is a key means of communication (source). The Internet is a massive influence on daily lives but it wasn’t always around. I can’t imagine life without it, and think it’s shocking and strange that not everyone uses it. Data collected in 2014-15 showed…

TV; Then Vs. Now

In my last post I shared an interview I conducted with Eamonn and what television was like for him as a child. Reflecting on the conversation the main point that stood out to me was the difference between how he viewed TV as a child compared to how I watched TV when I was younger…