With strong expectations that I would begin my first day back at university well organised and on the right track, I experienced the ultimate dilemma that every university student dreads. The entailment of organising, thinking and experiencing university transportation. The big decision of how to get to university… which I strongly regret and suggest, is not by train… On this day “The railway had a … Continue reading EVERY UOW STUDENT’S NIGHTMARE

Pirates Making Their Own Global “Wave”

Australia could learn a few things from East Asian and Indian filmmakers. With globalisation materialising, you may or may not have heard about the emergence of: ‘Hollywood’, ‘Bollywood’, Korean Cinema and ‘Nollywood’ as boundaries between cultures have blurred. Thus global films are becoming more prominent and popular amongst each other’s society. This is attributable of each countries uniqueness and self-reliance, especially for the youthful, up … Continue reading Pirates Making Their Own Global “Wave”

International Students “Still Call Australia Home”

“Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where people are becoming more and more closely interconnected.” —Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations once quoted. It is acquiesce of these actions, which adds richness to a society and leads to a successful multicultural community. It is the hopeful future that Australia intends to adopt. As recently … Continue reading International Students “Still Call Australia Home”

Globalisation or Globa’lost’ation???

John B. Larson once stated: “Globalisation is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences- some good, some bad and some unintended. It is the new reality” (Larson, 2017)  Yes it is a complex phenomenon that is composed of multifaceted systems that are dynamic and continuously developing. As I try to make sense of what is referred to as the “modern world”… to … Continue reading Globalisation or Globa’lost’ation???

Who runs the news?

Who ‘owns’ and/or ‘controls’ the media you use to access your ‘news’? Why does this matter? What trust do you have in your news sources? or Does Beyoncé Matter? Image credit: (Mtv, 2017) Who runs the world? Beyoncé? Or are those in control of the media within Australia, delivering our news day-by-day, the ones who possess greatest power and influence over our population. It has always … Continue reading Who runs the news?

Its complicated…

Locate an example of a complex image. discuss the signifiers/denotations (what is represented) And the signifieds/connotations (what the image might mean) Is it possible to read this image in more than one way? Semiotics- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEgxTKUP_WI. Involves our ability to interpret visual codes within media texts and is an extremely useful analytical tool underlying all types of communication and is what my course (Media and Communications) … Continue reading Its complicated…