The Digital Public Sphere

The digital age has given Habermas' classic idea of the ‘public sphere’ a face lift. No longer do we learn about and discuss the news, current events, and social/cultural/political issues of the moment solely from physical sources (legacy media) and face-to-face interactions. Digital and social media have heralded a new age of discourse, allowing us … Continue reading The Digital Public Sphere

Puppets and Our Masters

GIPHY made by me, images: Stokes , Murdoch , Singleton , Gordon Bruce Gordon, Rupert Murdoch (and Lachlan Murdoch), John Singleton, Kerry Stokes and CBS. They’re the purple circle of puppeteers who manipulate our legacy media. They’re Australia’s media industry owners, and by extension, they own our thoughts, our actions and our attitudes, all in alignment … Continue reading Puppets and Our Masters

The Game of Thrones Experience

Seven seasons, totalling sixty-three and a half hours of screen time, across six days. The numeric summary of my Game of Thrones (GOT) experience. (At least the first time I watched it) What these numbers do not show, is my emotional investment in the story: how I cheered for my favourite characters, cried when they … Continue reading The Game of Thrones Experience