BCM 212: Reflection

Throughout my research on sex education in Australia, I learnt many things. The most significant amongst the knowledge that I have gained is the fact that Australia still has some work to do in terms of improving the way we teach sex to young adults. Although the system has improved, we must make up for the gap and lack of useful information on this topic provided by schools by providing universities with resources and tools that students can turn to when they wish. If our current system continues to fail, young people are more likely to turn to the internet and they will be more susceptible to constructing false and harmful realities of sex and relationships through adult films (Orenstein, 2018). Over 60 percent of university students who completed this survey consulted in pornographyat some stage in their adolescents, meaning that they are even more susceptible to having false conceptions of healthy sexual relations.

I initially had the idea that many children would find it awkward to receive a sex education through their parents, however my findings show that university students would prefer to be taught about sex by their parents than having to turn to the internet or school friends. This was very surprising to me – coming from a conservative background, having my parents talk to me about sex would mortify me and I would much rather ask google or a friend. However, this was clearly not the case for my participants. It is important to note that these participants are around the same age group meaning that they would have received their sex education almost 8 to 10 years ago. This is something that I wish I considered more throughout this topic. A lot throughout our Australian education system has changed since then with the development of a new government-funded teaching resource designed to “help young people navigate consent, relationships and even pleasure”. (Marsden, 2018) Perhaps this research is valid but only for a certain generation of students. To achieve higher accuracy, it would be interesting to conduct the same surveys and focus groups on two or three other generations of students so that I could compare the progresses and changes that have occurred in our education system thus far. Also I would have liked to work with a bigger participant size. Having only 26 participants restricted accuracy. Having a larger group of people would increase the amount of data and accuracy.

All in all, this research project was extremely interesting to manage. There is a lot of initiative on behalf of our government to improve things, but this does not change the lack of good quality education that previous generations received. I learnt about a topic that I had always wondered about and I got to hear from people of different sexual orientations than myself. Hearing from an LGBT perspectivereally heightened my strive to learn more about why awareness about these communities is not being taught. This project has been very fulfilling and a pleasure to conduct.


MEDA 301: Weeks 6-13, Reflection & Research Journal


Week 6

During the public holiday I wanted to begin thinking about art works that appealed to me. I started off by thinking about what exactly my practise is. Since this is my first MEDA subject, it was difficult to pin-point a medium that I enjoy using. I have never really worked with light or sound, but I really enjoy crocheting as a hobby and I make crocheting videos on YouTube. I have had experience with video and editing and so I thought I would start off by looking into existing artworks that incorporate crochet. I discovered an artist called Haegue Yang and I particularly liked the way some of her works are made of yarn and are suspended into the air. I would like to look further into this concept in the future.

Week 7

This week was a week of communication and expression of ideas with our group. We tried to find common themes and we spoke about possible forms of media that we are interested in experimenting with. One group member (Zoe) had similar interests as me and we were able to talk about crocheting. Zoe and I shared projects that we had previously completed and we shared this with the rest of our group members also. Something that we spoke about was how we started crocheting and how we learnt to crochet. It was members of our family and our heritage that got us started. Both Zoe and I had learnt to crochet from our Grandmothers who migrated to Australia from Europe in the 70’s. We shared this with everyone and found that there was another group member who wanted to tell a story about her grandfather. Other individuals in our group were working with different mediums and themes so we decided that it would be best to split off into a group of 3. With this common theme of family and stories, we began to brainstorm what media and materials we could work with. I looked into artists who use crochet and string in their art. One artist that I found interesting was Sheila Pepe. Pepe also learnt how to crochet from a family member, her mother. The fact that she also carried on a family tradition made her really interesting for me. The Johnson City Press writes that “improvisation happens as Pepe crafts a vision, carefully selects materials from her favourite small businesses and begins crocheting, but then lets the spaces – ceilings, balconies, staircases – mold the works that she puts together in place.” This is the process that I would like to take on. I want to allow the space, the video, the audio to shape the way that I use the crochet pieces.

Week 8

This week was a week of realisation! After speaking to Aaron and Matt, we decided that working as a group of three was not a good idea. By working together we would be taking away from one another’s original ideas. It would be too forced and we wanted our ideas to develop naturally without a pre-set idea. Zoe and I decided to work together as a group of two because we both had the same story to tell and we both had the same skill. We began by identifying the story we wanted to tell. A story of migration and coming to a foreign land. We knew we wanted to express this through crochet and we decided to have audio and video components in our work. We made sure to bring our crochet hook and yarn today so that we could observe one another’s techniques. Once we decided on some patterns and shapes, we agreed to begin crocheting in our own time and to gather some crochet pieces from each of our grandparents. We thought about ways to incorporate this story with the medium and decided to experiment with a projector and a doilles that we made together today. Starting with projecting through a piece of crochet. This proved difficult because the crochet pieces were too dark and we needed to make a piece of crochet that was made of very fine yarn/string. This lead us into looking at projecting onto fabrics. This video was our new inspiration:


Week 9

This week we decided to get out there and create a sample artwork that we could present to the class. We really wanted to hear suggestions about ways we could present our story. We didn’t make enough crochet to try to project onto our crochet fabrics. So instead we decided to focus on place and film the houses were my immigrant grandparents, aunties, uncles and father lived when they first migrated. That space is really sentimental to me and my family and so we decided to compliment it with a poem written by my aunty  about moving to another country and missing your home. I recorded the poem in it’s original language (Turkish) and we added Croatian music in the background to allude to Zoe’s background also. We thought that this was a good idea because our grandparents would have lived through these difficult times together and that it was really beautiful to combine both stories. We also tried to suspend a piece of crochet in front of the projector to give the illusion of walking around in the housing with one eye open looking through crochet. Looking at Haegue Yang’s work, she often uses household objects and liberates them from their usual context and adds meaning to them. Many of Yang’s artworks provide sensory experiences through an abstract narrative. This is something that I really admire about her work and is something that I aspire to do also.

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Week 10

Today we presented our practise video to the class to hear what our fellow classmates and Aaron and Matt thought about our idea. It was really interesting to see other student’s art work coming together. It was suggested to us to exclude the musical element and focus more on the story. Initially we wanted our video to have two seperate windows showing the stories of both my family and Zoe’s family. We also suggested displaying two windows decorated in crochet’s curtains, giving an audience the feeling of looking through the windows of a home. It was advised to us that we shouldn’t display our work this way because it would be too planned out. We discussed our inspirations and asked questions. Overall today was a great day to really decide what we wanted and what an audience would find more stimulating. We have a much clearer perspective on what we want to do and how we can present.

Week 11 & 12

Working with a projector to project onto fabrics proved difficult this week. Sometimes crochet pieces have alot of detail to them and are a tighter knit, making the projection clearer in some areas than others. Other pieces have many gaps in the pattern and the projection looses clear visuals in some areas. I found this website helpful during this week, and used it as a constant reference: http://www.instructables.com/topics/projecting-images-onto-fabric-or-membrane/ 

These two weeks were also the weeks that I used my dads fishing line to try and hold up the heavier art pieces. Because the larger crochets are so heavy, I found that normal fishing line doesn’t always do the job. The crochet’s snapped off the ceiling many times before we realised we need new fishing line! Through trial and error we eventually got the ‘hang of it’. During week 12, I researched artists who use the suspending in air techniques in their art. Artists such as Rafael Lozano-Hemmer inspired me with his Sphere Packing, Constellation of 5 Composers, 2014 work. I was becoming annoyed that the fishing line was visible in certain lights, however I then saw Rafael’s work and notices that seeing that the art is suspended doesn’t ruin the artwork at all. In his case, he has made a statement of it and I found that to be very inspiring. The concepts of visual perception and interactivity were very appealing to me during these two weeks.

Week 13

This week was when we ran through our decision and elimination of pieces that did not fit the projection. It was difficult to chose pieces to present and eliminate because so many of them had sentimental meaning to us. However, we realised that the audience will not have this same connection with these pieces and that they would not know any different. It was a tough decision but we selected the most aesthetic and interesting pieces to display. I thoroughly enjoyed being hands-on with this task. Having made the crochets and having inherited some of the pieces along with the skill made it really special.


BCM 325: Digital Artifact, UberDog Final

My UberDog journey has been a rollercoaster ride. I have learnt to turn failures into opportunities for improvement. Here is a video of my final progress in the making of the “UberDog” app:

Contexual Essay for UberDog

Ceren Tabak

The following contextual essay will frame the justification for my Digital Artefact “UberDog”. I will provide both critical and reflective accounts of the aims and achievements involved in the making of my artefact. My attempt at creating an app will be analysed and discussed outlining my struggles and achievements. I will also draw upon Axle Bruns’ approach to ‘Produsage’ and Henry Jenkins on ‘Participatory Media Culture’ to help provide a theoretical ground to examine my practical engagement.

We carry our mobile phones with us everywhere we go and the availability of content that we can access through our devices is immense. This is why I chose to work with mobile phones and apps. They are so under rated in terms of how much we depend on them in our everyday life. During the creation of Uber Dog, I had a clear aim which was to create my own app with the least amount of money and skill. My inspiration was the infamous Uber app, its trackable mapping system was a feature that I would strive to achieve. Although I discovered that this was not easy, my achievements and successes in creating an application that met my own standards outweighed my initial struggles.

I decided to research concepts such as “Produsage” because it covers this type of user-led content creation that takes place in a variety of online environments such as our mobile phones (Produsage.org, 2018). In the particular case of UberDog, an app is user-led because of features such as google events that enables each users to edit and create events. According to Axel Bruns’ “Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage”, the concept of Produsage merges the boundaries of passive consumption and active production. This difference between consumers, producers and users of the content has faded because users can also play the role of producers regardless of whether they are aware of this role or not.If an amateur like myself (who has never attempted coding before) can go online and create an app that allows users to also contribute to the production and productivity of the application, then we can definitely see the role of Prosudage here.

Participatory media culture is media that an audience can play an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating content (Jenkins, 2018). Our mobile phones and applications are a great example of this because of the way they enable us to do these things. The vast variety of applications on our devices offer allow us to create, report, and curate. Henry Jenkins states that participatory culture has “relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement” – apps also fall into this category because of their vast uses. It is important to note the lack of academic research that is available in regards to mobile applications and animals or anything within the area of amateur coding for that matter. The significance of learning coding is that one will be able to understand the technology shaping their world. Thus, having a blankness in theoretical study makes it difficult to assume what it would be like to attempt coding as a first timer.

The journey of app making was difficult to relate to on an amateur level. However my perspective on this topic has shifted immensely. Theories such as Produsage and Participatory Media Culture outline the power we have in terms of creating content. We can access tools to learn how to code using online resources, or in my case we can create an app using minimal skill. Although limited in coding experience, I was able to create an application that benefits my friends, family, and family dog.



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Jenkins, H 2006, Fans, bloggers, and gamers : exploring participatory culture / Henry Jenkins, New York : New York University Press, c2006.

Jenkins, H. and Jenkins, H. (2018). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (Part One). [online] Henry Jenkins. Available at: http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2006/10/confronting_the_challenges_of.html [Accessed 24 May 2018].

Produsage.org. (2018). Welcome to Produsage.org | Produsage.org. [online] Available at: http://produsage.org [Accessed 27 May 2018].





BCM 212: Week 8 Update On Project Progress

As I progress with my research I am coming across both very rewarding skills and at other times, with things that I struggle with. To start off on a positive note, I have developed my understanding of effective ways to communicate data.

The first challenge that I faced was becoming clear with whether I was going in a quantitative or a qualitative direction. I decided that this could best be determined by figuring out “who am I going to collect data from, how am I going to collect the data, and how I am going to analyse it once it is collected.

I decided that the best way to overcome this was to use both quantitative and qualitative elements in my research. For the qualitative aspect of the study, I will be using focus groups and interviews and for the quantitative aspect, I will be using survey results. Either way, the methodology is a process that involves planning and re-writing both interview and survey questions.

I am sure that I will continue to learn even more through this process, especially once I begin to gather my data and do further research based around the information that I have gathered.

BCM 325: Live Tweet Curation. Part 2, Post 3

The following is a curation of live Tweets that I have accumulated over eight weeks of film screenings.

Week One: Ghost In The Shell (1995)

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This first Tweet is referring to the fact that I found it very strange that the main character “Motoko” in the 1995 film “Ghost In The Shell”,  was constantly naked. I questioned why this was the case and was then enlightened by fellow classmate, Emily. I came to an understanding that her nudity ties into the disassociation with her robotic body. Her body is merely a vessel for her technologically wired brain and  this presents the idea of dualism; the mind and body as different entities.

The second Tweet highlights the question:  what will remain as characteristically unique to humans if robotic lives can mimic us to such a great extent? As mentioned in the Tweet, the director Mamoru Oshii’s intention for the lack of blinking adds a  doll like element to Motoko, which again ties into the concept of duality. (Human appearance vs. robot wiring.)


Week Two: Westworld (1973)

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This week’s screening of Westworld is set in the then-future year, 1983. In my Tweets, I mention that this film was the first to use the term “computer virus“. We still use this term in the same way, however our computer virus has much less severe repercussions. The “computers” that we know of today are our desktop computers and laptops. This makes me question if we too will be referring to robots when we use the term “computer”. After all, they are essentially computers in a different format.

There was a scene where Daphne (a robot) refuses sexual contact with a human. She is sent to be repaired shortly after her objection to sex. It was very difficult for me to disassociate myself from Daphne and see her as ‘just a robot’. Although my second Tweet is sarcastic and light hearted, I was actually frustrated that her free-will was seen as an error since robots must obey humans at all cost. Even though I was angered by this human intervention, we would be in great danger if we allowed robots to act with their own will. Especially if the robots are being as destructive as they are in Westworld!


Week Three: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

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The line “Coz we still have all this sh*t, and we can’t live without it.” is still relevant to us in 2018. Personally, I don’t know what I would do without my mobile phone.  It is my data package, my GPS, my method of contact, my everything. Johnny is literally carrying a data package inside his head. Despite how much Johnny despised the burden, I am open to the idea of having a mobile phone wired into my brain so that I can have it with me at all times!


Week Four: The Matrix (1999)

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The re-birth of Neo is one of my favourite scenes in “The Matrix” film. I love the idea of an entrance into the new-dimension that is so technologically wired, yet still involves the organic elements of a human birth. The conversation following my Tweet was very interesting and challenged me to re-think my answer. As seen above, there are two vital questions. My answer in this Tweet was that science is outside of nature, however after further contemplation I now believe that science is derived from the natural world, which is why it is so frequently imitating it.

My second Tweet discusses this constant fear of being replaced by machines. Although it will be a very long time until we need to worry about this, it is increasingly likely that humans will be made redundant by technology.


Week Five: Black Mirror – Be Right Back (Season 2, Episode 1)

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The idea that we could be able to use our own bodies as an extension to devices intrigues me. The scene in this Black Mirror episode mentioned in my first Tweet, shows a nurse using her palm as an ultrasound pad. Considering a cyborg is a person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitation, we can say that almost all humans are already cyborgs. Whether it be our reading glasses, our mobile phones we hold in our hands, our clothing, everything we use today has been created using science and technology to improve out lives beyond our limitations.

I doubt that we will see the day when robots are spitting images of humans and can interact with us in fully human ways. Despite the amazing similarities between the robot and deceased husband, the robot failed to recognise emotional and non-verbal cues. The problems and frustrations of trying to grieve a loved one with technology is really made apparent.


Week Six: Robot & Frank (2012)

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Is overusing a robot un-ethical? Is it okay to mis-treat a robot? I think we should treat robots and technology with the utmost of respect. They are projections of us and even though they cannot feel, they deserve ethical treatment. This weeks screening of Robot & Frank really made me re-think about ethical treatment of robotics.

My second Tweet on this film discusses that directors are constantly forming a friendship or a connection between human and robot even if  the characters are initially reluctant. The film I, robot is also a great example of a human initially rejecting and distrusting robots and later on forming an acceptance and respect for them.


Week Seven: Black Mirror – Hated In The Nation (Season 3, Episode 6)

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This Black Mirror episode takes online harassment to a whole new level. There is something unsettling about the way social media networks are constantly trying to rate users. I didn’t really enjoy this episode but the tweets made it worth the watch!

The use of bees in this episode ties into the element of an upcoming apocalyptic world. When bees go extinct it is said that almost all reproduction of flora will cease. Robotic bees both creating life through pollination and taking it away… the concept seems very dark and ironic.


Week Eight: Blade Runner (1982)

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During the last week of live tweeting, I really noticed how much I had enjoyed this overall experience. During the films there would be scenes that I didn’t notice and I could read about them in other people’s tweets. This week I particularly liked Cat’s Tweet above. She mentions the depiction of dystopian cities and I realised that all of the films we have watched have depicted this same kind of futuristic city. Dark, smokey and neon.

My Tweet referring to killing as “retiring” really makes the replicants objective apparent. They are workers and when they are no longer needed they will retire (be killed). But is it killing if they are not really human? This question is difficult for me to answer especially when I cannot justify the killing of the robots because of their similarities to man-kind.

BCM 325: UberDog – Part 2, Post 2. (Video)

Link to YouTube video: Here

I had an idea that I spoke about on my podcast to create my own app that my family and friends could use for when we would like to walk our dog. The YouTube video I have linked above discusses the process of my first time attempt in bringing this app into real life. When using many of these websites to create my app, I began to notice that my functions were really basic even though I had put in a lot of time to make them. I have to admit I was disappointed. Wallace Jackson’s book “Android Apps for Absolute Beginners”, mentions that anyone can make an app no matter what their level of experience. Although Jackson attempts to cut through the haze of jargon and cryptic Android application development, he still uses coding as a tool for creating apps. This was something that I really tried to avoid.


An Investopedia article by Andrew Beattie, talks about how apps are changing the world. The impact in the media and entertainment industry is obvious as apps such as YouTube and Netflixallow people to not only cut the cord, but the TV as well. However media companies and advertisers have an endless content consumption cycle to make use of. Mobile advertising is growing as more people turn to small screen entertainment options. The article goes further to say that apps deliver a new level to demographic data because they commonly commute with the user and, with permission, can access locational information. Although apps started out as a single-function platform to run on the phone, with improvements in hardware and software apps are doing so much more. Beattie believes that apps are allowing users to replace several pieces of tech with a single device.

While researching app making, I came across an academic journal called “Smart mobile apps for supporting product design and decision-making in the era of mass customisation”. The journal presents a different use for apps and app making by creating a two mobile applications to involve customers in the designing of products. The apps support two fundamental business functions: The first app introduces the involvement of the customer in the design process of products, allowing them to view highly customised products in an augmented reality environment. Whereas the second app allows the design of the manufacturing network to handle the production and transportation of the customised product for customers. All in all the results of the study are conclusive in stating that apps are an essential tool for many domains. However, they also state that using apps with designing and manufacturing sectors can be difficult because of connectivity issues and because of the small screens of iphones.

I couldn’t agree more that apps have enabled us to simplify our experience and can be very convenient. Both the journal and the article reveal the importance and innovative uses for apps. Hopefully my project will be useful and a way for me to learn a new skill. I really think apps will continue to grow and exploring the process of how they are created is significant in terms of appreciating them.



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Cleveroad Inc. – Web & App development company. (2018). How much does it cost to develop an App like Uber Estimation Checklist. [online] Available at: https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/estimation-checklist-how-much-does-it-cost-to-develop-an-app-like-uber [Accessed 12 Apr. 2018].

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Imgur. (2018). Dear everyone who has a website and a mobile app:. [online] Available at: https://imgur.com/gallery/ycbxUri [Accessed 13 Apr. 2018].

Jackson, W. (2012). Android apps for absolute beginners. [Berkeley, Calif.]: Apress, pp.3-7.

Music: https://www.bensound.com

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Swiftic.com. (2018). Swiftic App Maker – Create Android and iPhone Mobile Apps. [online] Available at: https://www.swiftic.com [Accessed 8 Apr. 2018].

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MEDA 301: Draft Proposal – Week 5

For my draft proposal, I would love to incorporate problematic themes such as racism alongside with cultural identity. Being someone who has lived through these things in my personal life, I think it is an issue that is still present today. My current inspiration is highlighting how different and mixed in terms of heritage we are as humans and how this is perfect proof for why racism is unnecessary. After completing a DNA test and learning about my geographical heritage, I was astounded at how diverse my results were. I mentioned in my previous blog that I would like to work with painting, however I have developed this idea into a mixed media project where I will be incorporating both paint and photography.

My preference would be to work in a group for this because of my lack in artistic skill, but I am also totally okay with the idea that I may end up choosing to work alone as I develop my ideas and get more and get comfortable with my chosen media. I hope that my cultural knowledge and ideas will contribute to the big picture and that we can create a piece of art that resonates with everyone. I would like to paint and dress people in cultural outfits that reflect their heritage. Photographing these people in their traditional clothing all in the same Australian landscape background will really show how we as Australians come from all across the globe. I think my ideas will change in terms of the medium I choose, and if I work with a group I would love to work with things I have never tried working with mediums such as lighting. As a group, we can merge all of our ideas and skills together to create a coherent and media-rich project. I am keen to develop my skills and learn about how to convey deeper meaning to content through the use of multiple media.

MEDA301: Week 4 – Research Working Processes

My field of International studies covers a very broad range of topics and one that has always interested me is history and culture. I have researched various artists who use these two themes, but there was one in particular who I found really intriguing. After going to the Art Gallery of NSW to view Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age, I could not believe how moved I was by his art. This was particularly strange for me since I don’t have any sort of background in art. But it just goes to show that you don’t need to have this sort of background to appreciate art.

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It was almost humorous when I walked through Rembrandts exhibition into the contemporary art space. After seeing immense detail and realism and art works that would have taken years to compose and to mix the correct colours to seeing blank canvases with solid colours, I was mortified. I think artists such as Rembrandt would be turning in their graves at the thought of these simplistic works being called “art”.  Rembrandt’s works depicted a very broad style and subject matter ranging from portraits and self-portraits to landscapes, historical scenes, biblical and mythological themes as well as animal studies. He was responsible for a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that is now called the Dutch Golden Age. The realism and thought that he put into his art is astounding. I love that Rembrandt uses historical, cultural and biblical influenced because these are the things that really catch my attention. His use of light and shadow are what really sets Rembrandt apart. Contemporary art in absolute torture for me for this reason because I can’t connect with the pieces. Painting is something that I have never worked with before but it is something that I may consider in my project proposal.

About me

Hi there! My name is Ceren, but ever since my brother mis-pronounced my name as a child and called me ‘Cecen’ it has become my nickname. I was born in and grew up in Wollongong, a small city about an hour away from the city of Sydney in Australia. Because of my foreign heritage, my interests include languages, history, international studies and culture. I have also recently taken up Volleyball as a sport, but don’t quote me on that! I am passionate about the environment and I LOVE animals and hope to adopt my own little puppa one day! That’s a little bit about me, hope you enjoy the blog!

Also, check-out my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0HbsIXJjyyvvobihgQpIA

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