Maria: Tales of TV and Cinema Across Time and Space

Maria was born in Poggioreale, a small country town in Sicily, Italy. It was the early 1940s and she was the fifth child born in a soon to be family of eight. She lived with her large but loving family until the 28th of February 1960, when Maria migrated to Australia. She then married Charlie, … Continue reading Maria: Tales of TV and Cinema Across Time and Space

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Jaffas and Jaws: Cinematic Experiences of the Past

After struggling to make it out of the house all week due to the dreaded cold I managed to be plagued with and thus failing to get to the cinema, — a capability constraint explored by Torsten Hägerstrand, — I resorted to interviewing my favourite subject yet again. This time I asked my mother Margaret … Continue reading Jaffas and Jaws: Cinematic Experiences of the Past

Accessing the Internet: “A Social Creation”

Being connected is fundamental to living a life in the twenty-first century. As demonstrated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, “the number of households with access to the internet at home continues to increase, reaching 83%.” Not surprising to say the least, as my seventeen year old brother Joshua argues, “the internet is imperative to … Continue reading Accessing the Internet: “A Social Creation”

“One Big Old Box of a TV” – Television Past and Present

Margaret is a mother, a daughter, a sister and a friend to many. She was brought up in a traditional Italian family in Sydney’s Western suburbs. As a child of first generation migrants, Margaret understood the importance of hard work from an early age, and as a result has taken nothing in life for granted. … Continue reading “One Big Old Box of a TV” – Television Past and Present

Testing the Waters: The Interview

The way we get our news certainly must shape the way we understand current affairs, right? Well that’s what our BCM210 group is determined to find out, alongside how individuals perceive news relevance. In order to understand micro-world perceptions of news relevance, our group has constructed the following research question: How does the way you … Continue reading Testing the Waters: The Interview