Category Archives: DIGC335

Podcast series: Non-Normative Genders in Anime

For transcripts, click here. For full reference list, click here. Episode One: An Introduction to Non-normative genders in Anime   Episode Two: Hange Zoe and the progressiveness of Attack On Titan   Episode Three: Ruka Urushibara is a transgender woman … Continue reading

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Non-normative genders in Anime Pt. 2

In my initial post (and in my thought process that lead towards creating this project) I made an assumption of tropes based on my limited viewing of anime. My experience of anime is limited due to the few animes I’ve watched … Continue reading

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Non-normative genders in Anime Pt. 1

Through my small introduction to anime, I noticed a pattern in the depiction of gender ambiguous characters. It was particularly the character Grell, from Black Butler, that was the catalyst towards my epiphany that the depiction of gender fluid and transgender characters generally involved them appearing … Continue reading

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Contextual Essay: Refugees & Cyberculture Project

I have been conscious of the plight of refugees, and how that is represented, for a number of years. I also interact with former refugees on a weekly basis, making this subject area of personal interest as well as intellectual … Continue reading

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REPRESENT

The representation of refugees, through visual framing and language, plays a crucial role in shaping the way they are perceived and systematically handled. The discourse, or system of representation, around refugees is shaped by the the concept of ‘othering’. By … Continue reading

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CONTROL

The control of refugees by government institutions and agencies involves surveillance, the collection of biodata, internet censorship and online propaganda. All these interactions with cyberculture are made with the intention to control the voice and movement of refugees. The proposals … Continue reading

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ASSIST

The public sphere is a powerful tool for weak ties to connect and become strong ties. In the case of refugees, it has played an integral in allowing citizens to communicate with and campaign for refugees. Social media is a key … Continue reading

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