DIGC330 Week Five: Digital Artifacts

No set reading for Week 5 as I will be addressing Digital Artifacts (DAs) in lecture this week.

Tutorials will focus on individual research and autoethnographic investigation in the blogs this weeks.

Groups will have time to work on their collaborative projects in the lab seminars.

The Prezi for Week 5 is here

DIGC330 Week Four: Digital Storytelling, Development and Modernity

Welcome to Week 4 of DIGC330 for 2014.

This week Sukhmani has nominated a couple of background readings relevant to the case study on digital storytelling in the lecture time.

Tacchi, Jo A. (2009) ‘Finding a voice : digital storytelling as participatory development in Southeast Asia’. In Hartley, John & McWilliam, Kelly (Eds.) Story circle : digital storytelling around the world. Wiley-Blackwell.

Russo, A., & Watkins, J. (2005, December 31). Digital Cultural Communication: Enabling newmedia and co- creation in Asia. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT [Online], 1(4). Available:

Week 4 Power Point slides – DIGC330_Week4

Students will be blogging on their independent research projects this week and using some of lab time to plan and schedule the group project research and production for the following six weeks.

Individual Blogging Task for Week 4

  • Pick a group that is ‘peripheral’ in some sense in an Asian or Asian diasporic research site of your choice.
  • What kinds of digital media do they use to give voice to their own demands and stories?
  • What is your experience of viewing/hearing these stories?

DIGC330 Week Three: Autoethnography and digital artefacts

The Prezi for Week Three is here.

We will discuss your autoethnographic inquires and start to consider ways of using digital artefacts to present your findings.

The reading for Week Three is:

Denzin, Norman K 2003, Performing [Auto] Ethnography Politically,The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 25:257–278 and is available here.

Welcome to DIGC330

DIGC330 – Digital Asia

This is an undergraduate course at the University of Wollongong for students in the Bachelor of Communication and Media studies. More information can be found here.

Subject Description

This subject introduces students to the evolution of Asian digital media and communication, as well as the significance of transnational and diasporic digital Asia in the Australian context. Case studies may include the development of mobile telephony, social media, digital gaming, online shopping and networked activism in East, South and Southeast Asia, and diasporic media and fan consumption in Australia. Students will learn to locate digital Asia within historical and cultural contexts as well as current theoretical, industry and policy debates.

Subject Objectives

On successful completion of the subject, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues concerning the production, consumption and circulation of Asian digital media. 2. Demonstrate an ability to communicate using digital technologies. 3. Demonstrate an ability to respond to a brief and write a project proposal. 4. Demonstrate an ability to independently research an aspect of Asian digital media and produce work (written or creative) about it.

Assessment Structure

1. Blog posts (3000 words) (30%) 2. Group project (1000 words) (30%) 3. Major essay (2000 words) (40%) OR Digital work and reflective analysis (2000 words equivalent) (40%)