Al Jazeera's documentary How to Sell a Massacre divided journalists, politicians and media professionals when it aired on the ABC in March; however, it also stirred up greater public engagement due to the documentary's ethical grey-area. The debate arose due to Al Jazeera's breach of privacy in order to prove Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party… Continue reading Explainer: The Ethical Dilemma of Al Jazeera’s ‘How to Sell a Massacre’.
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