Media-Apparition and The Connected BCM Classroom – a Small Research

A research proposal on how Communication and Media students at UOW use their media in class (lecture & tutorial)

Note: for ‘media-apparition’, see my previous post.

Let me take you to…

A lecture theatre. The lighting is dimmed so that the only source of light is the projected screen. Ah, no, I was wrong. The only sourceS of light are the large projector screen, and about thirty laptop screens plus about ten or twenty smartphone screens.

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A typical BCM lecture seen from the back row (artwork by me)

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Better Late Than Never – a Story of Grandpa and the Telly

The telly came to Vietnam a little later than most parts of the world – but my 70-year-old Grandpa made the best out of it.

That was what Grandpa emphasised more than twice during our Viber call last night – we couldn’t video-call because the Internet connection was just appalling – when I asked him to tell me about his TV memories. Continue reading “Better Late Than Never – a Story of Grandpa and the Telly”

Media Space: a trip to Blue Mountains, Apparition, Mindfulness, and one Session-Long Self-Experiment

By being everywhere at once, we end up being (in its truest sense – be present) nowhere at all. 

Fact: This blog post was supposed to be up two days ago on Friday, but I have no regrets putting it off until just now, because I just came back from a trip to Blue Mountains (with my significant other who has, unfortunately, been the target of all the whining and complaining I’ve been throwing around for the past month about not having had a decent break for about more than half a year – now I’ve got it at last) which has given me so much more insights into the matter.

During my weekend in the breathlessly picturesque Blue Mountains, I did something I don’t do very usually – I switched off my mobile data connection most off the time, except for at the beginning and the end of each day to message my family and close friends. That means I was no longer everywhere at the same time – in other words, I cut myself off from the multi-media-spaces I had so deeply been in. Continue reading “Media Space: a trip to Blue Mountains, Apparition, Mindfulness, and one Session-Long Self-Experiment”