Guest speakers

I’ve listened to a few guest speakers that came to my university and I’ll reflect on three people who I found inspirational and relatable. *** I listened to Lauren Bromley who now works in the creative industry and is a social media manager in Birmingham. In my eyes, she seemed really genuine, down to earth and […]

182MC reflection

Reflection on 182MC – Critical Media Methods Critical Media Methods was quite a useful module because we were thought different types of research such as ethnography, research of culture, space, visual, digital. As for students, research takes a huge part in the making of assignments and just studying in general so I’ll definitely use the […]

105MC reflection

Reflection on 105MC – Key Concepts in Media and Communication This module was, I would say, really complicated and confusing. One of the reasons was that it took me a while to figure out what the module is actually about. What I really liked about were the seminars because the lecturer was constantly engaged with […]

181MC reflection

Reflection on 181MC – Contemporary Theories: Media and Cultural Issues in Context This particular module was interesting because even though I was familiar with the topics chosen for the lectures, lecturers analyzed them in a new way in more depth and with a different perspective. I would call the module quite challenging as well because […]

180MC reflection

Reflection on 180MC Living in the Digital World – Putting Theory into Practice This particular module was very interesting. I enjoyed how the lecturer made everyone feel important by letting to express themselves, share ideas for the final project, discuss others’ work and so on. In addition, the assessment was one of the most interesting […]

Reading response. Week 7 || 180MC

Both of this week’s readings were explaining the concept of new and old media. Though their ideas were a bit different and, I may say, contrasting. Charles Acland in “Residual Media” talks about how we can always find the presence of the past in something new, very recent. The old is always being improved and […]

Researching the visual. Week 7 || 182MC

Making photographs as a part of a research project: Photo-documentation, photo-elicitation and photo-essays As much as I admire photography, I did not think it was highly used in doing research nonetheless that there are even three main methods such as photo-documentation, photo-elicitation and photo-essays. Before reading I asked myself ‘How can a successful research be […]

Reading response. Week 5 || 180MC

This week’s reading is an article “In Free Fall: A Thought Experiment on Vertical Perspective” by Hito Steyerl which, at the first glance, did not seem the most understandable. From the first read, it left me confused because the text is in some ways metaphoric and it can be understood both literally and interpreted. In […]

Reading response. Week 4 || 180MC

The reading is a chapter from Katherine Hayles’s book “How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis” and it discusses how digital media affects humanities. To be more exact, it looks into how students’ reading changed over the last decades. The author is not biased and offers two points of view providing enough valid research […]

Researching space. Week 5 || 182MC

Analysis of ‘Reality’ and Space First of all, when I hear the term ‘Space’, I immediately start thinking about the Moon, planets and rocket ships so I was highly intrigued to find out what ‘Space’ means in the context of research. From the text I found out that this type of research focuses on identifying […]