If you've been alive over the last six weeks you may have noticed the buzz around HBO releasing the final season of Game of Thrones. The fandom's excitement reached a fever pitch today with the very last episode putting the capstone on a total watch time of 3 days and 16 minutes. https://twitter.com/tinogambino_/status/1130309290558775296 This season… Continue reading My Issue with Season 8 and the Word ‘Subversion’
It's sad watching your favourite show crumble under its own weight and become a fan fiction funeral pyre. If you're reading this you've probably invested a lot of time into Game of Thrones or know someone who has been there from the start. If you're like me, you were a bit extra and got into… Continue reading Should I Bother Finishing a Song of Ice and Fire?
The web liberates the relationship between media and audiences and opens the flood gates for artists - like yours truly - to cut out the middlemen. https://www.instagram.com/emeteriax/p/BuRvJcGFn5r/ "The “public sphere” is generally conceived as the social space in which different opinions are expressed, problems of general concern are discussed, and collective solutions are developed communicatively."Definition… Continue reading My Double Life on the Internet
"Almost 40 per cent of survey respondents said they use their smartphone for three hours or more each day." - Kylie Andrew, ABC News In the internet-age, there is an abundance of fake news flooding social media and we don't necessarily have the time to wade through it and discern the lies. Mainly, I get… Continue reading The Great Fake News Dilemma
Lourenco, E 2019, Amateur Filter, The Lisey Blog, Wollongong Throughout global history, the ability to represent a singular moment in time has laid in the hands of an elite few. Paint pigments were costly before acrylics were invented in the mid-20th century; artists often mixed the chemicals themselves. Leonardo Da Vinci would use one piece… Continue reading Amateur Filter
Photo by Edwin Andrade on Unsplash It is Australia Day, and the air pushes down on us with a force only Australians can describe. My friend Meg and I are ten metres from the stage, buried 30 000 people deep. When I had agreed to take the spare ticket for Florence + the Machine, I’d thought to myself,… Continue reading Sweat and Music
Starting a blog feels really uncomfortable. Despite my accursed outgoing façade, I'm actually a teensy bit petrified that I'm going to royally step in it by publishing something regrettable on the internet that will be here forever - dun, dun, duhhh. However, I'm going to give writing this thing a jolly good shot. The devil… Continue reading Tabula Rasa