When I started out this project, I had one clear goal in mind. Find a way to make watching episodes of ‘Survivor’ into an actual project. After a few weeks of work, including getting incredibly frustrated at using Prezi (I’m now convinced it’s evil), my final project is now complete.
Reflection is an important prerequisite to making meaning of new information, and to advance from surface to deep learning
~ Xie, Ke and Sharma, 2008
Experiencing success through blogging has only come about due to learning from the many past mistakes. Roughly a year ago,I entered the world of public writing, through the use of this blog. Being that my experience in this field was incredibly limited beforehand, it comes as no surprise that the first few months were quite rough, to say the least. However, overtime, I have begun to feel far more comfortable with publishing my thoughts online. This essentially came about when finally finding my own voice and my style for online blogging. In addition to this, using different tools to further spread the post I have created, and, furthermore, to keep the audience engaged, was another important lesson I have learnt along the way.
Hägerstrand used the space-time path to demonstrate how human spatial activity is often governed by limitations, and not by independent decisions by spatially or temporally autonomous individuals. He identified three categories of limitations, or “constraints”: capability, coupling, and authority
Frustrating. Frustrating would be the word I use to describe how my failed planning trip to the movies went.
We’ve been tasked to create a project that relates to the relationship between media, audiences and places. If I’m being completely honest, I struggled to think of an initial idea. To help aid the process, we were asked to think of what we enjoy doing, what interests us, and then it clicked. Reality TV.
I grew up with access to the internet, and for as long as I can remember, we’ve had a computer in the same spot, with internet access ready when needed. The internet has changed the way in which most live their lives, with it being “the decisive technology of the Information Age, and we can say that humankind is now almost entirely connected, albeit with great levels of inequality in bandwidth, efficiency, and price” (Castells, 2014).
I grew up loving television. I remember back when I was in primary school, after I had finished my homework, and had something to eat, I would sit down in the lounge room, and have the freedom to watch whatever I chose. This would usually include cartoons such as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’, and shows on Nickelodeon and the Disney channel, including ‘Drake & Josh’ and ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ (I miss these shows…). Of course, as time has gone on, my television habits have evolved.
After a very relaxing month off, in which I achieved absolutely nothing, a new semester has begun. Continue reading