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

Tiny Things Make All the Difference

In 2012, it was all about the Thigh-Gap. And, then the Kardashians brought in the Thigh-Brows. And lately, we are celebrating everyone from athletic women, to curvy girls, to drag queens (the most prevalent praises on my personal Instagram feed) and everyone in-between. So why do I, like many others, still feel the need to 'fit' a certain body description?

Framing Matters

"Frames serve to simplify a complex issue or choice by emphasising one dimension over another." -  Matthew C. Nisbet "Framing is inevitable in making media". When media is packaged, it usually has a central storyline, derived from the schema from which its frame is based. This schema reflects pre-existing ideas that the frame is intending to …

The Pigeon Hole – UOWTV Interview

Today I appeared on UOWTV to give an interview about The Pigeon Hole Project (see below). Lights were blaring, cameras were rolling, and me being me, I forgot to say some important things. So, I've made this post in order to extend on some of the things I spoke about in the interview as well …

A Proposal

It’s the week before final exams, you’re rapidly typing up revision notes, Spotify is on full blast and you’re in the zone. And then, it happens. Just one at first, but then another, and another… and another until the cacophony of vibrations emerging from your phone hits your final nerve – and you crack. Fast-forward, …

#MyOvariesMadeMe

"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 …