Category Archives: BCM240

Regulating Connections

In a previous blog, I discussed some of the practical and principled questions about regulating the internet.┬áThat blog focused on metadata retention laws, and largely focused on government mass surveilance. To provide some contrast, this blog will focus more on … Continue reading

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Smile for the camera

It’s summer and the sun is out, the surf’s up and the beach is full! Let me casually snap a photo to remember the start of a beautiful day… and share it to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so everyone knows … Continue reading

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Cinematic Traditions Keep Best Friends Together

For this week, I’m going to talk about some of my own media memories. Cinema was an incredibly important part of my childhood, and to this day I have very fond memories of going to the movies. As a child, … Continue reading

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Memories of Internet in 1997 – The Alex Series

In my last blog, I interviewed my mother, Alex Schroder, about when she first got television. Her memories of television are intertwined with memories of apartheid and sanctions in the South Africa of her childhood. I went back to my … Continue reading

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Cops and Cowboys: Memories of TV in South Africa in the 1970s

My mom, Alex Schroder, grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. My dad grew upon the other side of South Africa in Port Shepstone. My brother and I were born in Durban and the four of us immigrated here in … Continue reading

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Back To The Books: De-screening My Space

Hello again, loyal readers (I’ll pretend I have a few), and welcome to a new semester of blogging for class. This wet spring semester I’m taking BCM240 Media, Audience, and Place, which looks at how audiences interact with media spaces. … Continue reading

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