The ‘Bathroom Billboard’: Gender Politics of Single-Sex Bathroom Graffiti

The bare walls of a public bathroom stall present a perfect opportunity: almost untraceable anonymous self-expression. So, what do you do when faced with the power to say whatever you want, to possibly whoever you want, and no one will ever know? Well, apparently most of us just talk about sex and draw dicks. Typical.

What COVID-19 has to do with Futures Studies

Thinking about the future is a very odd experience. Especially in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. In mere months we have seen our lives completely change. We have seen technologies adapt and serve new purposes. We have seen entire industries shut down, while new ones emerge, and our ideas of work change. And it is this disruption that makes Futures Studies so important.

We shouldn’t count out analogue games just yet

Being a casual video-gamer myself, I had my reservations about how much I would enjoy the experience of playing analogue games. However, throughout the past two weeks I exposed myself to table top games ranging from simple one-mechanic physical dexterity games to complex social deduction game play, and I was pleasantly surprised.

How to make your university club last past your graduation

University Societies are an excellent initiative for benefiting the university outcomes for members and executives alike. However, many clubs fail to become bigger than themselves, ultimately disbanding after their passionate founding-members graduate. I am determined to make the Digital Media Society the exception.

A Bollywood Affair: A Digital Autoethnography

Ellis et al. describe autoethnography as "retrospectively and selectively writ[ing] about epiphanies" (2011, p. 4). As such, 'A Bollywood Affair' is a pastiche of digital media which outlines the respective experiences of a cultural insider, and cultural outsider as they experience Bollywood cinema. View the project below. Digital Artifacts Vlog: Bollywood for Dummies https://youtu.be/plywPQDVBjc Digi …

Zindagi Gulzar Hai: A Refreshing Romance

★★★ Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2012) by director Sultana Siddiqui is a Pakistani drama which delves into the unexpected romance of Kashaf Murtaza (Sanam Saeed) and Zaroon Junaid (Fawad Khan). The pair won awards for their performance, scoring best actress and actor at the 2014 Lux Style Awards. Worlds collide as polar opposites are brought together, …

Social Media, By Me: Contextual Essay

Digital Artifact LINKS Click the links to explore my digital artifacts. Jasliftingfit New Economy Twitter New Economy Facebook New Economy LinkedIn Contextual Essay You can download the contextual essay below. Note: parts of the essay are redacted as I cannot publicly share some of the strategies, statistics and metrics shown. Contextual EssayDownload

Buddhism: Spirituality, Mudras, and Fo Guang Shan

Recently, Josh, Allanah and I conducted an autoethnographic study about Buddhism. Honestly, we chose to do so, because there was a Buddhist temple nearby to our place of study, and because all of us had little to no prior experience with Buddhism. Thus, this autoethnographic journey would be one of discovery, and unexpected epiphanies.

Pink: the gripping social-thriller you must see

Trigger warning: this review discusses themes of sexual assault. ★★★★★ Pink is an extraordinary film. The courtroom drama by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury was released in 2016 and has already won 11 awards including Best Film on Social Issues (2017 National Film Awards), Best Film (Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017) and Best Film, Actor, Dialogue …

You Beta Work

JOSH - TIKTOK You had a very honest approach to reviewing your original project. Acknowledging when it's time to change a project is a great quality to have, especially in the chopping and changing world of digital media. You were able to narrow down the issues to having the "wrong platform" and "wrong audience" - …