Media is the nervous system of a democracy.
If the media does not function properly, neither does democracy.
This statement has stuck with me because I think it sums up the importance of media ownership very simply. Continue reading “Does Beyoncé matter?”
I am perhaps a little bit apprehensive of the rise of ‘humanoids’. But, in reality, how is Hatsune Miku any different from someone like Justin Bieber? Both shown through videos on a screen and audio through a speaker. This is where we see the fine line between craft and commodity. Continue reading “Glitching, Justin Bieber & Hatsune Miku”
Marshall McLuhan coined the term, ‘The medium is the message’, all the way back in 1964… before the rise of social media. Put simply, the phrase means that the medium through which content is portrayed influences the way the message is perceived. Continue reading “Does the medium influence more than just the message?”
One of the most frequent forms of advertising are visual images, which, are used to promote the product that is being sold.
This is referred to as ‘semiotics’, or the science of signs. Continue reading “The science of signs”
Having only just joined bcm112, I’m a little bit overwhelmed by the prospect of coming up with an idea for my digital artefact in a couple of weeks. That said, in an effort not to fail this subject I have spent the last few days brainstorming some ideas. Continue reading “DIGITAL ARTEFACT IDEAS”
Does watching violence really promote acts of violence?
According to Alfred Bandura and his Bobo Doll experiment, the answer is yes. Bandura conducted a series of ‘laboratory’ experiments to demonstrate the social learning of aggression which was taken by many that watching violence promotes violence. In this experiement, young children were made to watch a video of an adult perform aggressive acts against a bobo doll. Continue reading “Does watching violence promote acts of violence?”
Welcome to my blog!
I feel like I can’t possibly procrastinate this any longer and it’s about time I finally introduce myself and explain why i’m here. Continue reading “Hello”