What effect can “someone may be watching” have on our behaviour? On Transport NSW it states that there are “more than 10,000 CCTV cameras are used to monitor the Sydney Trains network and NSW TrainLink Intercity and regional networks. There are more than 1,340 CCTV cameras monitoring the the Sydney Metro network. Some CCTV cameras […]Read More People Watching On Public Transport: Part 4
Why do you use your media device on public transport? When observing others behaviour on public transport, I constantly find myself also observing my own behaviour. To start off my ethnographic work on this project, I found it only suited that I first analyse my own behaviour and interactions with my media devices on […]Read More People Watching On Public Transport: PART 3
As spoken about in my Part 1 blog, over the next few weeks I am going to be exploring and observing behaviours and media usage of public transport users on their daily commute. Whilst conducting my ethnographic research, I wish to produce work which according to the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics is an honest, […]Read More People watching on Public Transport: PART 2
As a regular public transport user, I always find myself observing how we interact with media devices whilst travelling as well as how we inhibit and choose to behave in the public transport space. As mentioned in a previous blog, I find it so fascinating that from one commuter to another, media devices are used […]Read More People watching on public transport: PART 1
As previously spoken about in a blog titled “Digital Coffeehouse” on my site, German Philosopher Jürgen Habermas theorised about “the public sphere”. The public sphere is a domain of social life where public opinion can be formed. Habermas characterised it by the four following dimensions: -Formation of public opinion -All citizens have access -Debate over […]Read More The Online Public: GANG OF PUBLICS
Just this past week we were experiencing trouble setting up our new Optus Fetch box- “the box that lets you watch TV, rent movies and stream your favourite apps.” However, after multiple attempts and hour long phone calls to Optus support (a stressful, frustrating process) we still could not manage to get it to work. A technician had […]Read More bye bye ancient television hello media convergence
My grandparents migrated here from Greece in their early childhood-teenage years. My grandmother Tia (Stamatia) was around 5 years old when she moved here and grandfather Tony (Anthony) was around 17 when he migrated here. They both met and married in Australia in their early 20s, but were still very new to Australian culture and […]Read More “television taught me english”
Quite regularly, I find myself observing train commuters and how they use their mobile devices so profoundly different way to each other when travelling on trains. Personally, when travelling alone I will have my headphones on as a form of relaxation. Coming home from a big day at work or having a little oncoming […]Read More I’m watching you, Wazowski. Always watching.
Asking my mother to recall her first cinema experience brought on a whole heap of nostalgic joy, it also made me ponder on social and economic geography professor, Torsten Hägerstrand’s studies on human behaviour- how we inhibit space in relation to time. On the 16th December 1976, The Hoyts Entertainment Centre opened on 505-525 […]Read More for your (and everyone else in the cinema’s) eyes only
“Ethnography is the recording and analysis of a culture or society, usually based on participant-observation and resulting in a written account of a people, place or institution.” Ethnographers observe, they listen, they write and record, they think and reflect – and they tell stories about what they have discovered that helps the listener understand the […]Read More new phone who dis?