“There’s a lot of great content about how to research your market value and understand your worth, but just having the data isn’t enough. You have to believe you’re worth it.”- Gowland, 2018 It has been a week to reflect on a semester of BCM313, and I realised that the biggest lesson that I took away from … More Knowing Your Worth: at work and otherwise.
Click on the graphic below to access the interactive project. My Ethnographic Project aims to capture the social phenomenon of young couples having to navigate the confusing rules and etiquette of social media. The videos display the conflicting opinions being broadcast by a plethora of sources and attempts to connect these to real young individual’s … More ‘You’re My Tweetheart’: To Post or Not To Post? (Interactive)
“There is no human experience that cannot be expressed in the form of a narrative.”- Roland Barthes When I was asked to present a narrative of a work experience, I thought that there would be no point, unless it carried a message that people could learn from. I presented a narrative of a non-traditional work … More Growing and Protecting Our Values: Narrative Practice
“Ethnography is about telling a credible, rigorous, and authentic story. The story is told through the eyes of local people as they pursue their daily lives in their own communities. The ethnographer adopts a cultural lens to interpret observed behaviour, ensuring that the behaviours are placed in a culturally relevant and meaningful context.” (Fetterman 2010) *This blog post explores the ethnographic methodologies and considerations … More ‘You’re my Tweetheart’: Project Methodology (Part II)
It is the ‘age old’ question for the new generations…and the subject of social media posts with quotes written in quirky fonts on non-specific backgrounds. What sort of affect does social media have on our romantic relationships? Should young couples be afraid to post about their significant others or should we shamelessly broadcast our romantic … More ‘You’re my Tweetheart’: Experiences with Social Media and Modern Relationships (Part I)
This week you need to have a conversation with someone older than you about their memories of television in their childhood, using the Memory Conversations guide. Reflect on what you learned about television history in the family home, and how you experienced the conversation. It was almost 1980 when the picturesque country town and farms … More Was your Babysitter Analogue or Digital?: Children’s Television in the Home
“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” – American Poet, Robert Penn Warren In ‘The Future of Work’, the resounding power of people and their stories has been brought to … More Narrative Perspectives: Understanding the Past, Present and Future of Work
Consider how smart phones, public screens and digital signage are being used around your neighbourhood. You might also like to reflect on the ways in which people are dealing with these. As always, you need to think about the ways in which ethnography can help us understand these phenomena. At work, I was asked if … More All Hail, Public Screens!
Invite someone older to join you in a memory conversation about their own cinema going. You might consider the logistics of cinema attendance in relation to Hagerstrand’s three constraints, and use this to think about the viability of cinemas. It was December 1978, when a 10 year old girl travelled with her mother and two … More Superman at the Cinema: 38 Years Apart
I am SURE that you have heard by now, that the University of Wollongong is ranked in the Top 1% of Universities for Graduate Employment rates, placing 23rd worldwide. So it seems as though, according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019, that UOW graduates are reasonably good at finding work. I am attending this … More What does ‘WORK’ even mean?