BCM320 Digital ArteFact: Reading Top Comments: A Non-Canonical Way to Transcultural & Media Studies

As part of the Digital Asia (BCM320) subject, I have been developing a digital artefact (DA) addressing my individual autoethnographic experience and research into the Sinophone sphere. Initially inspired by the live-tweeting session of Guardian (2018; aka Zhen Hun) in BCM320, I gave a trial account of my independent autoethnographic investigation, which looks into the potential of translated Chinese netizens’ top comments in broadening cultural outsiders’ knowledge about the Sinophone world as well as the Chinese culture. Despite the media ritual of reading comments, as I became busier towards the end of the semester, I outlined a plan for the conducting of my research and related practices to ensure the progress of my DA. 

(You can find my digital artefact presentation at the end of this post or click the embedded link if you would like to read right away)

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BCM320: Unpacking My Individual Autoethnography

In my individual autoethnography for the Digital Asia (BCM320) class, I studied my media consumption on Facebook. Overall, I looked into my habit of reading translated C-netizens’ comments as a way to gain insights into China’s media industry as well as its culture.

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BCM320 Digital Autoethnography: Reading Translated Chinese Netizens’ Top Comments: A Non-Canonical Way to Chinese Media Studies

Live-tweeting an episode of Guardian (2018; aka Zhen Hun) has inspired me to explore my recent media consumption on my main social media platform – Facebook.

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BCM320 Blog Post 2: Positioning Myself in the Flow(s) of Cultures

After two consecutive weeks of exploring South Korea, I reached the third destination in my Digital (East) Asia (BCM320) journey – Japan – by examining Akira (1988), which is widely regarded as one of the greatest anime ever made.

Set in a dystopian 2019, Akira (1988) tells the story of how a secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics (IMDB)
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BCM320 Blog Post 1: (Re)considering My Lens of Viewing Asian Cultures: A Lesson from #TheHost Screening Session

Set along the Han River, The Host (2006) is a South Korean monster blockbuster, which around a middle-class family’s search-and-rescue attempt to save their youngest family member kidnapped by a monster emerging from the formaldehyde-contaminated river.
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BCM325 Digital Artefact Report: A Series of Essay Videos on Educational Holography for Lecture attendance improvement

As part of the Future Cultures (BCM325) subject, I have been developing a digital artefact (DA) addressing a future challenge throughout the Autumn semester. Initially inspired by the holographic counterpart singers performed in the opening ceremony of an e-sport event, my project has pivoted around holography’s potential usage in improving lecture attendance of regional campus students. Employing a 3-time scale development model, I divided my DA into 3 stages of construction, which refer to the short-term future (5-10 years), mid-term (20-30 years), and long-term (50 years)

(You can find my digital artefact presentation at the end of this post or click the embedded links if you would like to watch right away)

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BCM325 Reflection 2: Swimming in the Flood of tweets

As proposed in my previous reflection on live-tweeting, I began interacting (following, retweeting, liking) with more friends and paying more attention to online discussions on Twitter in this second phase of weekly screenings. However, it was not until week 9 that I could pre-write tweets based on background research of films.

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