We MUST Change the World
How is Media seen today?
Known Media Mediums
These companies are our every day provider in information and entertainment.
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A scramble of things related to media help people understand what is going on.
Many people have different views on certain media outputs. Some see a small picture while others see a big or smaller picture. It all depends on how you perceive it.
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Too much cheese for the train??
Superbowl 50 Commercial: Audi R8 "The Commander"
The Superbowl is celebrating 50 years of NFL championships between 2 teams. One of the famous car makers, Audi, decided to roll the dices on a $5 million commercial. This year they are advertising their newest Audi R8 with David Bowie's “Starman” playing through the commercial. The commercial depicts a retired astronaut mourning the loss of his life’s passion: traveling through space. The man, now mature in age, sits emotionless in his living room and is too depressed to eat his dinner. He’s surrounded by keepsakes of his career and is absorbed in his memories. When his son arrives for a visit, the man sees his father in this apathetic state and tells him, “Ok Commander, come with me.” Father and son walk slowly toward the Audi R8 parked in the driveway, and our former astronaut’s interest grows. There’s a glint in his eye. Audi juxtaposes imagery of the man’s memories to him experiencing the Audi for the first time. The countdown, the turning of knobs, the ignition, the rush of speed: the man’s current and younger self are both smiling now. It’s a very touching moment sure to strike a chord with many viewers. This Audi commercial is an earnest, poignant look at father-son relationships and themes of yearning, loss, and revival.
As a space astronaut, his drive, passion, and youthfulness was driving him to be great.
The Movement of Life
Being retired changes how a person may see life anymore. This makes the commander emotionless, tired, and bored.
The Reignition of Life
As he hits the start/stop button the commander realizes that there is a purpose, a drive, a spark in life to continue to move forward and not slump around the house.
The Movement of Life
How do we get screwed over by banks!?!
Foreclosures have devastated families nationwide. One man even committed suicide two days before Wells Fargo was going to foreclose his house after a long battle.
Health vs Fast Food?
A couple of years ago, Susan G. Komen for the Cure raised some ire when the breast cancer organization teamed up with Kentucky Fried Chicken
What should Apple do?
Apple should not allow the FBI to abuse them into getting around the device’s security. The issue is that the government already has plenty of access to people’s lives through the “Patriot Act” which allows the National Security Agency access to phone calls, emails, text messages and the whole nine yards. Apple has every right to protect the identity and content on the phones’ regardless on what it may contain. Backdoors to software should be considered illegal and morally wrong as it allows government, hackers, or criminals to bypass a devices security without the individual acknowledging to the breach. Even with clear intentions that it is to be used for this case, San Bernardino Case, there are tremendous amount of risk associated with a backdoor software. Apple released a message to their customers, reassuring them that a backdoor software will not be created and that the company gives no sympathy for terrorists. There are certain limits that the federal government can abuse a corporation and asking for a backdoor to a secure software is overstepping boundaries into the consumer’s privacy.
What are we allowed to do?
Politifacts are correct?
Uprising in G-20 Summit
The 2009 G-20 London summit protests occurred in the days around the G-20 summit on 2 April 2009, which was the focus of protests from a number of groups over various long-standing and topical issues. These ranged from disquiet over economic policy, anger at the banking system and bankers' remuneration and bonuses, the continued war on terror and concerns over climate change. Suddenly it was named the G-20 meltdown, the protest started at 11:25 as four planned marches, each led by one of the 'Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse', converged on the Bank of England: the red horse against war approached from Moorgate; the green horse against climate chaos from Liverpool Street station; the silver horse against financial crimes from London Bridge and the black horse against land enclosures and borders from Cannon Street. People were inspired to join the protest because other groups were against economic policies, banking frauds, war on terror, and climate changes. Activists didn’t use many techniques as many of the protest groups knew about G-20 being in London. The main use were group meetings held monthly prior to the G-20 summit. The uprising in today’s society would be horrific. Many governments would incite putting in marshall law, having a heavy police and military presence, and stopping all government activities.
Are we living in 1984?
Science and Technology moved
Science and technology are two distinct subjects: Science, a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about nature and the universe. Orwell describes technology as primitive, impoverished, and eventually unsuccessful to help the normal humans, due to wars and revolutions. Technology was based off the principal of having to develop at fast rates to be able to meet the current standards or needs. Science has also been closely related due to the amount of effort needed to advance the whole department or subject due to cost. The cost associated to advancing science and technology are so high that it nearly costs trillions of dollars for a few months. An example of Orwell’s technology would be his telescreen; the telescreens are used to send out propaganda and also watch the inner party, outer party, and the proles.
We are being spied on...
This FALSE SENSE of TRUTH
How long do you truly have?
My views have changed slightly from the first s'more. It has went gotten worse. I’ve never like the way media covers the worse of the present, because they tend to exaggerate the reality of the situation to gain views and popularity. So deeping no, but changed yes, to worse. I learned that the media uses many different tactics (satire, sympathy, and exaggeration) to make the readers feel differently about what is happening locally and globally. Somethings I am taking away from class are media reporters are usually 70% accurate with 30% “fluff” to make things seem better/worse. The percentages range dramatically depending on the media outlook you use. This class tends to use more technology which is appropriate as it has moved to being a media literacy class rather than world literature class that deals with old, tired information. The class has been framed perfectly with not a burden of work but enough to keep you from sleeping in class. Projects are great and perfectly made without too much hassle of worrying not finishing.