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Fictional and Real World Anthropomorphism

The memories of childhood are filled with adventurous dogs, Angry Beavers, a talking Cow and Chicken and a Big Blue Bear that sings songs (to name a few). It has not been until now that I’ve started to consider why animals with … Continue reading

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Poverty Porn from Africa to Australia

Over the summer, I spent three weeks in Africa on a volunteer trip. Most of my time was spent in South Africa, a country that has come under the media spotlight as a poverty hotspot. All sense of luxury was … Continue reading

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Status Update: Self-Brands Going Viral

As our digital lives are becoming more integrated with our social lives, users fall under the pressure to create and maintain an online identity for recognition and gratification. Social media platforms are no longer solely being used for personal connection … Continue reading

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Closing the Doors

8 families. Different structures, ages and history.  One thing in common. Media. Firstly I would like to acknowledge and extend my gratitude and thanks to each family who participated in this research. It has been a pleasant experience and I … Continue reading

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The Household Diaries – The Watsons

Family Profile Subject 1 | Male | Age 44 Subject 1 owns his iPhone and laptop. His phone is primarily used for communication via calls and messaging with both friends and work as well as social media. He enjoys watching TV in the … Continue reading

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The Household Diaries – The Cardwells

Family Profile Subject 1 | Male | Age 34 Subject 1 is the biggest media user of the household, mainly for work purposes. He owns a phone, laptop and uses the family home computer quite often to work from home, communicate via … Continue reading

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The Household Diaries – The Moncadas

Family Profile Subject 1 | Male | Age 54 Subject 1 owns a phone, laptop and iPad and uses these devices mostly for communication, social media and news purposes and doing duties such as online banking and paying bills. He watches TV … Continue reading

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