Upon beginning BCM110, I was not too pleased as well as pretty darn scared when I learned the knowledge that we must complete a blog on a weekly basis. My negative view on this was from the basis that I had no knowledge whatsoever on how to complete or structure a blog. It was to my later knowledge after completing my first blog, that the blogging was in fact, not so bad. My weeks in 110 have actually turned out to be very enjoyable, from attending very informative lectures with Sue, all the way to getting involved in group chats in tutorials.
Over the 6 weeks in BCM110, we explored many different aspects of the medias, inducing topics such as :
– What is the media blamed for
– Who owns the media
– Semiotics and the study of images
– Corporate paedophillia
– Mediated Public Sphere
Each of these topics covered in the subject were very thought provoking. Each topic allowed us a lot of room to follow topics in which we were interested in. I found it great that I could express my views on each of the questions asked of me from the lecture by linking it to current articles within media today. I personally found the semiotics topic to be the most interesting for me. It was interesting to look past a plain advertisement in seek of the context behind it.
Through reading through other blogs of my peers, I was able to improve my learning and knowledge on each topic. This was done by seeing their ideas and sources that they used in answering the question.