The ‘Public Sphere’ was a term originally created by German philosopher Jürgen Habermas in his book ‘The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere’ in 1962, describing it as a place to get the news and debates and that it shared similarities with an 18th century coffee house. This coffee house has, however, thanks to social … Continue reading The Public Sphere: An 18th Century Rock Concert
Look around you. Whether you realize it or not, you have just seen dozens of signs that shape our meaning of the world every day. This is what is known as semiotics. Semiotics is the science behind images and signs that give people meaning from which they can form ideas. People can even form differing … Continue reading Sex Sells…and so does Sexism
One of the main issues involving people and their use of the media is only relying on one source of news. When you think about people only relying on one news source to forge their opinions in life, it is hard to go past Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News. The news broadcasting channel has been involved … Continue reading What does Fox Say?
So to quickly describe me, my name is Casey Kooiman. I'm a 19 year old from The Sutherland Shire and I'm studying a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Commerce. My main hobbies would be playing soccer, chilling with mates, playing online poker and blasting rock music in my room or car. … Continue reading A Quick Intro
Some of the most successful movies in the last decade have been diasporic films that teach us about different cultures. This may be obvious in feel-good movies such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ or ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, but can also be present in political statement films like ‘District 9’. A Bit of Both Now, just … Continue reading The Slumdog of Western Media: The Crossover – Diasporic and Inter-cultural Film and Media
When we think of movies, for most of us, we think of Hollywood and their CGI, cliché movie twists and an infinite number of unnecessary reboots. But to quote John Oliver (2014), “Did you know that there are other countries that are not America?” Yes. This Exists. Nigerian cinema, or Nollywood, is one of the … Continue reading Spider Girl and the Gentleman: Global Film – Nollywood and Korean Cinema
Have you ever woken up one morning, looked out your window and wondered what was out there in the big wide world. Many people have decided to make that journey in order to gain a better education than in their home country. Some of them, are even here in Wollongong! Well Just How Many Are … Continue reading “The Other Guys”: Internationalising Education and Cultural Competence