Audiences, Representation and Industry in practice: Fan Studies

I don’t know much about being part of a fandom. According to Kent, M (2006), a fandom can be defined as “a collective term for all the fans that devote parts of their lives to following or admiring a particular person, group, or team”. Learning about the details of fan studies in this weeks BCM110Continue reading “Audiences, Representation and Industry in practice: Fan Studies”

Media Theory Toolbox: The Public Sphere

The idea of the public sphere was first introduced by Jurgen Habermas in the 1960s. According to Calhoun, C (2002), “the modern public sphere has two related meanings: it refers both to the open discussion among members of a collectivity about their common concerns and to the activities of the state that are central toContinue reading “Media Theory Toolbox: The Public Sphere”

Media Industries and Ownership

The thought of who is behind the media I consume, has often crossed my mind, but I’d never taken time to really look into it. In this week’s lecture we discovered that the people that own the media are often biased to their own opinions and beliefs. While you may appreciate this on the occasionContinue reading “Media Industries and Ownership”

Representation and Interpretation: Semiotics

Semiotics. What does it mean? According to World encyclopedia (2004), semiotics is the study of signs and symbols, both visual and linguistic, and their function in communication. Much of our understanding of the way we interpret signs is due to Ferdinand de Saussure and Charles Peirce, a pair widely known for being the unofficial fathersContinue reading “Representation and Interpretation: Semiotics”