How women are changing the game The business landscape is changing with the rise of female entrepreneurs breaking through the traditional stereotypes of women in the workplace. The representation of women in the industry has varied greatly from those of their male counterparts, with women only accounting for a small portion of entrepreneurs. However, statistics … Continue reading #Girlboss: The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs
As cinema prices continue to rise and streaming services such as ‘Netflix’ and ‘Stan’ become increasingly affordable, it is no wonder that we are seeing a decline in the number of people that are going to the cinemas. With the option to stay within the comfort of our home and pay cheaper prices … Continue reading Has going to the cinemas come to an end?
“To collaborate means, literally, to work together, especially in an intellectual effort. While collaboration is central to the practice of ethnography, realizing a more deliberate and explicit collaborative ethnography implies resituating collaborative practice at every stage of the ethnographic process, from fieldwork to writing and back again” (Lassiter, L 2005). Luke Eric Lassiter highlights … Continue reading Ethnography: Collaboration
Throughout my working history, media and communication has played a huge role in how the workplace operates. To be able to complete my role successfully I have relied heavily on techniques that Ethnographers use, analysing and paying attention to what is happening around me in order to adapt and conform to the workplace. … Continue reading Ethnography in the Workplace
“As learning fluidly moves across multimodal spaces, as represented in the playground of the 21stcentury, the experiences of young children extend across both virtual play worlds and school-yard playgrounds” (Burke, A 2013). As technology has rapidly evolved within the 21stcentury and our networked homes become more advanced, the emergence of online worlds has … Continue reading Online Relationships – Club Penguin
Emotion: Fear (and then joy after giving birth) A mother recounts her fears before having a child and not knowing what to expect. Through the course of her pregnancy, she realises how much of an impact that motherhood can really have on a woman. In: “I was a late mother….” Out: “….and I knew it … Continue reading Emotional History Audio Story – Motherhood
As “worldwide, more than two billion people own smartphones”(Campbell, A 2018) the risk to become addicted to our devices has never been greater. With technology continually updating and replacing the way in which we once conducted our lives, it is easy to forget just how much time we really are spending on our devices. … Continue reading Digital Addiction
I have fond memories of engaging with television throughout my life and for a long time, it was something that my family could share in together. Growing up with the absence of the wide range of content that is available online, families were forced to sit together on the couch and watch their favourite TV … Continue reading Television Moment: Kath and Kim
My experience with Instagram is one that has been both positive and negative. I have seen the value that Instagram can bring to an individual or business but I have also seen the damage that it can do to society. Instagram is a constant bombardment of content posted by users, trying desperately to gain validation … Continue reading Instagram: Beneficial or Damaging?
This week I was given the opportunity to share the story of my Mum Heather’s working history and more importantly discuss the role that mental health plays within the workplace. Deciding to choose my Mum to interview and share her story, I knew that there would inevitably be certain values that we would share. … Continue reading The Future of Work: Mental Health
As “more than 3 billion people” have access to the internet, our personal information has never been under such threat. A study conducted by the International Telecommunication Union has highlighted the increasing number of people that are sharing their personal data through the internet, and are therefore making it easier for people to access this … Continue reading Phone Hacking: Is it Ethical for Journalist’s to Breach our Privacy for a Good Story?
Public spheres are an intrinsic part of the way in which we communicate and more importantly how we access information. It allows us to engage with others and to share opinions on issues facing society. Having a public sphere allows for this process to occur and can act as a mediator on particular issues. When … Continue reading Public Sphere: Facebook
As a student that was born here in Australia, and has grown up locally to the university, I know how easy it is to forget the struggles that an international student can face. With most of us deciding to undertake our degrees in our homeland, it can be hard to realise that assimilating into a … Continue reading The Struggles of Being an International Student
The emergence of South Korean entertainment has introduced a new cultural perspective to the usually Western dominated industry. As it began to take over Asia, the perception of Asian art forms was changing, and along with it brought a new insight into South Korea. “The late twentieth century saw decisive changes in how national cultural … Continue reading Hallyu Wave: The Newest Cultural Overhaul
Globalisation has reshaped the way in which the world has been able to communicate. It has brought the global village together and through technology, has enabled communication beyond face to face contact. The acceleration of globalisation can largely be attributed to this, subsequently allowing for the successful trade between countries, the movement of finances, and … Continue reading Uniting the Global Village