What is media? and What does it mean to be Media Literate?
Thirty years ago someone would say, “The media can range from the newspaper in your house, to the radio in your car or even the TV in your living room”. Today someone would say the “internet”, because the internet now offers us content from all of these forms of media. Everywhere you look there is a screen; availability is 24/7/365.Everyone’s a reporter, a journalist, a photographer, and a film maker. Everyone has something to say, a story to tell. Everyone’s an “expert”. So questions like “Who decides what is fact or fiction? Or who can I trust? Start occurring. To me at least, the media is a host of ever changing, ever-developing interfaces, impacting the world around us. Media literacy has even evolved quite drastically; it used to be that if you could read and write then you were a media literate. But the definition of media literacy has expanded because knowing how to communicate across all mediums is an essential in this century. Medial literacy raises the capacity of citizens, to participate life on another level and political policy for the better. Media literacy is more positive than negative because it enhances justice, freedom, awareness, and steward ship. Before, people were really able to get away with mostly anything. But now everybody is a filmmaker, reporter, a journalist, a photographer and so it’s not that easy anymore. Our world has changed so much that maybe thirty years later someone would need to get a digital citizen ship to participate in the world of the internet.
You control the media
You can communicated with people in various ways
this describes the everyday life of a person today
this describes how are society has changed. and people have access to anything
What is Dystopia?
Reflect on Prince Ea’s message in “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity.”
When I’m handcuffed to my phone I feel weak, reactive and distracted. When I leave it at home I allow myself to feel strong, present, proactive and focused. This will impact an individual exponentially. If you think you absolutely must be connected in the case of an emergency, buy a $50 “stupid” phone with a pay as you go plan for $10 a month. Give this number to close friends and family with the instructions that it is only for emergencies or last-minute scheduling changes. This one works best if you’re not a heart surgeon or member of your local SWAT team. I can harness this power by starting trends like #techfreetime and events to stay away from the phone like a phone challenge just how charity events used the ice-bucket challenge the same can be done for technology. If people before us can live without technology , why cant we?