PERFOMANCE FINAL EXAM SMORE
ENTRY 1 : Media Literacy
Media is a double edge sword
Media according to the oxford dictionary is the main means of mass communication, regarded collectively. .Media has always been a part of society, and has always had the ability to influence its users or audience positively or negatively. The media has seen so many additions like the internet to it during the world's different stages of modernization, that it has become a requirement to have a basic level of intellect or knowledge to have easy access to it. This is also known as "media literacy”, which is an essential part of today because almost everything is done on the internet and without any knowledge about operating it almost impossible to live in the world comfortably.
Along with this new norm comes the term “media literacy”. To be media literate is to know how to utilize the various media, for the generation being media literate is not a problem but for the generations born before the technological age this is a real problem. Without each other they can’t exist due to the fact that technology is improving everything in every way around us, thus without the knowledge of them we basically set back ourselves from keeping up with the progress. Being media literate is something that’s become mandatory and will continue to get more and more sophisticated and complicated just because knowledge is always burgeoning and hardly stays stagnant. Even though media encourage the ongoing issue of social media making us anti-social, its beneficial to the future of technology and even further history.
Media is fast becoming a language that we prefer to communicate through
The world runs on social media
Media is and will be a major part of the world
ENTRY 2: V for Vendetta
In the speech given by V on BTN, he implies that their country is corrupted even though it is not apparent, this idea is conveyed when V says that “… there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? ” and in the process makes his audience question what they have already suspected or come to the same conclusion. V advances this idea when he points out that they are being oppressed by the “censors and systems of surveillance” which are being used to coerce them into conforming and also soliciting their submission.” ( 2), he also makes the people of England realize that apart from the government they also to blame for the situation at hand because they allowed themselves to be ruled by the fear created by Adam Sutler and then he makes them see that he understands why they let it happen. With the use of the corruption in their country like oppression, intolerance and injustice(V) in order to offer them a solution which is standing up to their government by observing the fifth of November outside the gates of Parliament. V opens and closes the speech by generally addressing the whole of London with a polite, calm and engaging.
ENTRY 3: Macbeth's downfall (Part I)
Dystopian Societies (Part II)
ENTRY 4: Winston as Archetype
ENTRY 5: O'BRIEN VICTIM OR VILLIAN
ENTRY 7: Reflection
ENTRY 8: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity
Technology in present time has improved very vastly and along these improvements have come addictions which are causing our social lives to suffer. The new norm that I’ve witnessed is for people to gather at a social event just to end up documenting about their presence and not actually experience what is going on around them or enjoy the company next to them. This is fast becoming a permanent reality which can be fixed if we used our gadgets when we alone, then put them on hold when we are with actual people so we can actually have stories and memories that don’t involve pulling out a phone to document the moment. Social media are the most responsible for this new addiction going around, but the worst part about this is that the only way it can be controlled is by completely abandoning or taking breaks from it from time to time. If this addiction to social media is furthered by adding more of them and isn’t controlled then we’ll just co-exist together and go through this world experiencing life through screens but not actually living it. With all its negative side effects, social media and technology can be used for good. To fully utilize the good parts without becoming addicted to them I honestly have to monitor how frequently I use it, also remember to take the moments in so I can look back on my younger days and be able to remember how It felt to be there not what my phone looked like or how many likes I got on that picture I posted. All in all social media is a hazard that can be controlled but not very easily and the results will be very worth it in the future.