"It's probably my ovaries making me do it, Steve" - Van Badham on QandA 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruM0fQTmcyk QandA is an excellent example of a mediated public sphere, as it is constructed to provoke debate, with the chosen participants purposely possessing a variety of contesting ideologies. But we must wonder: Who is excluded from this version of a public … Continue reading #MyOvariesMadeMe

Don’t Be Evil

"Media is the nervous system of democracy" - Jeff Cohen, Outfoxed Do you know who owns the media you consume? Suspicion of the media and its power for ideological control are age-old, however an investigation of the owners of modern media provide plausibility that media diversity is declining both internationally and in Australia . As such, the image … Continue reading Don’t Be Evil

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

To what extent do you feel that your context affects how you interpret an image? Have you ever been unable to decode a sign until you understood the context surrounding it? The philosophical variation between an object and its representation means any media can be interpreted in a plethora of ways. Thus, leaving the relationship between a … Continue reading A Picture Paints A Thousand Words


"A cigarette in the hands of a Hollywood star onscreen is a gun aimed at a 12- or 14-year-old." —Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas From anxieties surrounding the impact of Gothic novels in the 18th Century to modern day concerns about internet addiction; mass media trepidations are age old, and ever-present. As such, technologically dystopian societies are … Continue reading Disconnected


My name is Jasmyn, and I am from the Cronulla in Sydney. As a young individual who was raised in a digital age, I developed a keen interest in media and the ways in which we communicate from a young age. It's fascinating really: being able to instantly connect with a friend who is thousands of miles … Continue reading Introductions