MY personal (public) sphere

As outlined by Jürgen Habermas, the public sphere generally conceived as the social space in which different opinions are expressed, problems of general concern are discussed, and collective solutions are developed communicatively. Thus, the public sphere is the central arena for societal communication (Habermas 1989). Being an 18 year old girl who lives out of... Continue Reading →

are owners the moderators?

The media ownership in Australia is currently dominated by the big dogs. Rupert Murdoch, as a one man band and former CEO of NewsCorp, owns over over 10 different newspapers alone. Although Murdoch owns the media channels to a certain degree, does he have any jurisdiction over what is broadcasted? Facebook IconSource Everything we use... Continue Reading →

the science of signs + representation

A sign, which could be an image specifically or any type of medium, like a word or act, has the ability to convey a message that is open to interpretation on the receiving end. The notion that an audience can derive their own meaning from a text was the foundation of Stuart Hall’s encoding and... Continue Reading →

dirty dancing in the bush

If you think this is going to be a post about a white girl who went to a bush doof in the middle of nowhere and came back enlightened, then you are spot on. In all seriousness, one of my most memorable and formative experiences with live music was during the music festival Lost Paradise.... Continue Reading →

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