K-pop and a Researcher’s Cultural Framework

 For this project, I want to draw my attention to writing 'aesthetic and evocative thick descriptions of personal and interpersonal experience’ (Ellis et al. 2012). In terms of who I am in relation to this research, I am fairly separate from the project. If I wasn't taking Digital Asia as an elective, I wouldn’t have any interest … Continue reading K-pop and a Researcher’s Cultural Framework

Australian Cinema, Market Failure, and Cultural Cringe

The Australian film industry is unique, yet it is under-utilised. With its debut in 1906 with the production of The Story of the Kelly Gang, Australian cinema has been through many trials and tribulations. Often labelled as ‘boom or bust’, there are many significant elements that contribute to the way the industry operates in Australia. This essay … Continue reading Australian Cinema, Market Failure, and Cultural Cringe

Implanting Feelings into Sex Robots

In the upcoming two-year anniversary of the Microsoft Tay meltdown, and the recent passing of International Women’s Day – I began to think. In 2016, Microsoft created ‘Tay’ (Thinking About You). Tay was an artificial intelligence chatterbot who was designed to speak like a 19-year-old American female. Tay’s primary function was to ‘learn’ from Twitter. … Continue reading Implanting Feelings into Sex Robots