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Melissa Mackay
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A student writing stuff about stuff.
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An up-close examination on the socio-cultural implications of television on communities, the Indian television industry, and the translation of the religious epic Mahabharat across cultural borders and boundaries.
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Growing up as a kid I never put much thought into how the technology I used each day functioned. I never questioned how I managed to play The Sims on my Compaq Desktop PC, or how said Compaq Desktop PC connected to the internet. I didn’t really care how…
Learning to Code with the Help of Arduino
Learning to Code with the Help of Arduino
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Take a look at my game pitch for 'Gradu-late' #DIGC310

University life comes with many perks and a few disadvantages. Getting to graduation is a lengthy process — as I am sure many students, past and present, have come to find. According to the ABC “an alarming number of students still do not make it beyond…
Gradu-late: Game Pitch
Gradu-late: Game Pitch
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Korean Pop Korean Pop, otherwise known as K-Pop, is a multi-billion-dollar industry and the hub of music in Korea. Given the nickname ‘Hallyu’, K-Pop as an industry is highly regarded as the ‘Hollywood’ of Asia. As a result of social media platforms,…
ASIAN POP EXPERIENCE: L&M — Digital Asia
ASIAN POP EXPERIENCE: L&M — Digital Asia
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Originally posted on Digital Asia: Watching the first episode of the 1988 Hindi TV-series Mahabharat and accounting for my experience by live-tweeting my thoughts and opinions on the show has left me with a lot of questions. Is television anywhere near as…
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Originally posted on Digital Asia: I have been a fan of Bollywood film ever since I was first introduced to the three-hour classic Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in high school. I can quite clearly remember being amazed by the intricate details in the costumes,…
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It was only a few weeks ago that I attempted to expand my horizons and experience Korean gaming culture with a set of fresh eyes. This autoethnographic experience was enlightening, and brought my attention to the fact that I was ultimately an outsider…
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  After dabbling in some autoethnographic research in the past — one of the ‘perks’ of being a Cultural Studies major — the notion of analysing, recording and addressing my personal experiences was not new to me. As a method to understand cultural…
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Instagram is a popular social networking tool alike many others that has over 400 million users posting, liking and following one another from around the globe. It allows members of society to bombard each other with images on a daily basis. Whether those…
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Read my post for #BCM310 'Looking to Animals For Lessons on Morality' here:

If you were to walk down an aisle housing children’s DVDs in a shopping centre, scroll through the kids segment of Netflix or take a closer look at the children’s bookshelf in your local library, I would be surprised if you were to say you didn’t see an…
Looking to Animals For Lessons on Morality
Looking to Animals For Lessons on Morality
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