In first approaching my research towards the topic of autonomous cars I began looking at the various perspectives centred on the technology. In the wake of modern developments such as Tesla’s self-proclaimed “auto-pilot” function, there was no denying that the technology was here/fast approaching. As such, I decided as opposed to researching the potential… Read More “Real Enthusiasts Drive Their Own Cars” – Autonomous and the Enthusiast Perspective
In my previous post I had provided a brief introduction to the concept of autonomous cars and the physical/fictional realities in which they exist. Within this, I covered a short history on the development of technologies stemming from Davinci’s Self-Driving Cart, towards modern autonomous vehicles such as Teslas. The existence of autonomous cars within science fiction… Read More “I Lost My Job to a Car” – Autonomous Cars Part 2
As someone who is undeniably immersed in both physical and online car communities (and having blogged about both on several occasions) I have had extensive experience with both past and modern technologies. My first car was from 1962, it had no airbags, no power steering, no power brakes, a cable based clutch, manual transmission, and… Read More “Real Enthusiasts Drive Their Own Cars”
Two weeks ago I provided an autoethnographic account of the Netflix original series Kuromukuro, as well as introducing my autoethnographic methodology in recording my live responses via Twitter. If you missed either of these links are provided: Here: https://jessemaxmuir.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/dubs-vs-subs-an-introduction/ And Here: https://storify.com/jessemaxmuir/kuromukuro Now as much fun as this was, recording my reactions only became half of… Read More “What the Hell Does Kuromukuro Mean?”- Dubs vs Subs Part 2
Being born in 1996 and growing up through the early noughties had many impacts on my upbringing; I was given a PS2 for my tenth birthday which influenced my gaming habits, heelies were a thing (which sadly has fallen out of fashion), and most importantly, I got to witness the golden era of morning television… Read More Dubs vs Subs- an Introduction
A couple of weeks ago I had posted my own introduction to the concept of Autoethnography, as well as my personal interpretations towards South Korean Gaming documentary State of Play. Despite further research and investigation to the concept my understanding of autoethnography has remained relatively unchanged in following Ellis, Adams and Bochner definition as: “an approach… Read More Gaming, Culture, and Korea- looking back at State of Play
In first hearing the term ‘autoethnography’ I had two main thoughts: A) that this word has way too many syllables to be learning at 9:30 in the morning, and B) I really hope this is the study of autobots (sick transformers reference Jesse). Alas, my hopes and dreams were dashed with no reference to Optimus… Read More State of Mind- An Autoethographic Response to Korean Gaming Documentary, State of Play
This video with the fairly self-explanatory title was posted to the Magic of Rahat YouTube channel in March 2014. Since this time, the video has gone viral across numerous social media platforms and has been viewed almost 24 million times. Through the obviously heart-warming connotations within the video, the audience looks at this act of… Read More 1 like= 1 Prayer- Suffering and Social Media.
Hi, my name is Jesse Max Muir. I am 20 years old, a media studies student of the University of Wollongong, and a very digitally integrated individual. As of this moment I connect to 41 Tumblr followers, 465 Facebook friends, 60 Twitter followers, 87 Instagram followers, 46 Snapchat friends, 0 Spotify followers, 1 YouTube subscriber… Read More A Reintroduction and Digital Replicas: the Problem with Social Media Identity
(Ego Monkey) In the scope of this digital storytelling project I have decided to pursue a collaborative-ethnographic approach through the format of an online video posted on YouTube, to eventually be embedded within a blog post with an accompanying reflection. Through several weeks of consideration and external research I have decided to cover music as… Read More “No moshing, no crowdsurfing, no Monkey Business”- a local band’s take on their live music experience.