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 […]

First year summary

Hey, hi, hello! I have something to tell you. This academic year is coming to an end faster than I would’ve expected and less than in a month I’ll be able to say that I’m officially done with my first year of university. I think I need quick moment to think about this because it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Researhing the digital. Week 8 || 182MC

Social media ethnography: the digital researcher in a messy web From the title I could tell that the text will be something I am familiar with already because I have learned about ethnography at the beginning of the course so I was interested to deepen my knowledge about it and maybe see ethnography in a […]

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 […]

Researching people. Week 6 || 182MC

The Great Interview: 25 Strategies for Studying People in Bed First of all, I found the name of the article intriguing because it does not really explain a lot and it is not clear what the article is going to talk about. Before reading I wanted to find out if it is actually going to be […]