“No moshing, no crowdsurfing, no Monkey Business”- a local band’s take on their live music experience.

(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.

Jesse’s Blog Survival Guide- a reflection of a semester

47 blog posts 6 Subjects 5 theme changes 5 mediums Over two years. As of 2015 alone, to date JesseMaxBlog has received over 1050 views, 447 visitors and 88 comments from 30 different countries. This blog has been promoted on both Twitter and Facebook, incorporated information stretching from psychology to music and even prompted viewers… Read More Jesse’s Blog Survival Guide- a reflection of a semester

Downloads Down-Under- Australia’s Music Download Culture

In strolling through public places such as Westfield shopping centres you expect the regular things; families taking up the entire walk way, people refusing to stand to the left-hand-side of the escalator, screaming children, the gentle hum of public domain music, and ‘retailer approved’ soundtracks blasting from individual stores. Now obviously, these ‘approved’ soundtracks usually… Read More Downloads Down-Under- Australia’s Music Download Culture

Defects and Ethics- Automotive photography and Personal Privacy

In running and operating a blog on car culture you wouldn’t imagine the potential for legal and ethical issues would persist as a particular problem. Nevertheless in quoting individuals, taking photos of their cars (quite often in very public places) and placing their stories on the satirically titled “Defect Notice” questions towards these moral and… Read More Defects and Ethics- Automotive photography and Personal Privacy

“The Book is Always Better than the Movie”- Constraints of the Cinema and Direction of the Industry

Why didn’t I go to the movies? Well I’m so glad you asked. I didn’t go to the movies this week because: Tickets are too expensive. I have too much uni work to do. I have no one to go with. Fantastic Four looks like s***t. The seats are uncomfortable. Other people in the cinema… Read More “The Book is Always Better than the Movie”- Constraints of the Cinema and Direction of the Industry

Hard-Wired Households-Internet Dependance and the Australian Home

Two IPads Three iPhones One Laptop One Desktop A wireless printer A smart television ADSL 2+ connection A wireless connection USB adaptor And a digital Sonos sound system connecting the entire house. Despite sounding like enough internet capable devices for a small family, one couple is responsible for this plethora of communication technology, Carol Provan… Read More Hard-Wired Households-Internet Dependance and the Australian Home

“72% of Australians Agree This is a Poor Choice for a Title”- Collaborative Ethnography and Media Research

Without beating around the metaphorical bush, contemporary media research is flawed. A bold statement considering dedicated research institutions such as Oztam and Nielsen have provided countless studies on current media research statistics, but this statement is nevertheless true. Although providing relevant statistics in regards to how people access their media, where they access it and… Read More “72% of Australians Agree This is a Poor Choice for a Title”- Collaborative Ethnography and Media Research

The Magical Moving Picture Box- TV Between Generations

In explicitly ensuring constant mutual engagement between Carol Provan and myself throughout this interview process, Lassiter’s (2005) ideals of Collaborative Ethnography have been utilized in order to provide a comprehensive comparison of television culture between generations. This approach proved to be extremely enlightening, demonstrating key comparisons  such as the relationship between children and television, and… Read More The Magical Moving Picture Box- TV Between Generations

Spaced Out

As I’m basically the WordPress equivalent of PewDiePie with a whopping 30 followers (cheers to Mum for sharing with all of her friends) I figured the easiest way to introduce my personal understanding of media space would be through a quick story *flashback to a whole 24 hours before this moment*. As I stood at… Read More Spaced Out