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MEDA102

Naturally Digital

My second coding assignment is inspired by the possibilities of the Perlin noise code.  When we were first introduced to this code in our MEDA102 tutorial, I was fascinated by the way a computer can craft something so natural and realistic through coding.  I decided to abstract this concept of the natural vs the man-made… Continue reading Naturally Digital

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DIGC330

Culture-Tinted Glasses – Japanese Attitudes towards Foreign Exchange Students

It seems that in terms of foreign exchange students studying at Japanese universities, the native Japanese struggle to understand how to cater for these visiting students, regardless of whether they are interested in engaging or not.  This discovery is supported by the digital presence of Japanese unis, both of which leave much to be desired.

BCM311, Personal Life

Finding Fear in the Purple Prose

Since the beginning of brookiyuki I've subscribed to many of my friends' blogs.  A part of being subscribed means that I get a cute little email in my inbox every time one of them composes a blog post - always thoroughly profound and enlightening to read.  And every time a little push notification pops up with their newest piece, I feel just a little more guilty and a little more nervous.

DIGC330, Gaijin Girl

Becoming a Gaijin Girl

I came into this subject knowing I wanted to focus my studies on Japan.  The country has fascinated me ever since I began studying the language in high school, and that passion has not dwindled over the last 8 years.  I hope to work with and among the Japanese in the future, perhaps even working… Continue reading Becoming a Gaijin Girl

BCM311

Literature Review – Finding Catharsis in Narrative

Writing is an incredibly emotional and profound process, which involves us spilling our hearts and souls into our narratives. When we use our traumatic experiences as the basis for our writing, it can lead to a cathartic release of emotion, as we face these uncomfortable and difficult experiences again through the written word.

BCM311, DIGC330, Gaijin Girl

Why is Japan So Important to Me?

In Year 10 I went on a study trip to Japan with my class.  It was my first trip overseas without my family and needless to say, I was very nervous about the whole experience. However, looking back on this trip I view it as my moment of epiphany - the transformative moment when I knew Japan would have a place in my future.

DIGC330

ゴジラ – Exploring Japan Through Film

Digital Asia

I am a little behind the pack on this one, but here it is nonetheless – my reaction to watching the classic Japanese film Godzilla in class, whilst live-tweeting the experience.  The tricky thing about writing last is that all the most profound and insightful discoveries have already been stated by others, so I’ll be using my tweets to guide my response.

Godzilla, or ゴジラ as it is written in Japan, is one of the most iconic 海珠 (kaiju, or monster) films of all time.  I’ll admit that despite this, I’ve never seen the original, only the Hollywood remake featuring Bryan Cranston.  I have also never watched a black and white film outside of high school English studies – damn you, To Kill A Mockingbird!

I don’t know why I’m so surprised, to be completely honest.  As a white, atheist Australian woman with no direct links to anything across…

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