One of my favorite scenes from "The Crow" released in 1994, was Brandon Lee's Guitar solo. What is so awesome about this scene is it says a number of things. As Eric is playing is guitar of the rooftops he is making a promise to the city. What media Literacy is about is being able to pick apart a specific scene and knowing what it's true meaning behind the take.
Something that we can rely on when politics become bland. We can always turn to political satire to make things more fun and humorous for us. In this exhibit you will see some famous celebrities who are known for political satire and why we as people crave it.
Did you know that your furry companion can be a form of media. In this piece by Donna Haraway, you can see how we often use our animals to express ourselves and how they become apart of us.
My favorite thing to discuss in Media Literacy is the history of magazines. One of my favorite magazines to reflect is Cosmopolitan. See how Cosmo has gone from a House Wife magazine to the women empowering magazine it is today. In the late 1800's Cosmopolitan magazine MARCH 1886 Very first issue of Cosmopolitan
We are all guilty of the act of "Binge Watching". Back in 2015, Lesley Pena decided to conduct a research project on the act of "Binge Watching". From this experiment she saw how the act of binge watching effects college students.
In 1938, the first ever superhero Superman was brought into comics through out the United States. Yet, the whole meaning behind the creation of superhero was to give children a eased mine that the Great Depression would end and Superman would save the day. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976,
Did you know clothing is a form of media? Fashion is a way for someone to broadcast your ideas onto clothing. In the 1950s and 60s, images of African-American beauty and fashion models in mainstream media were almost non-existent in the United States. Back in 2017, the well known magazine Ebony, did a showcase fashion fair in honor of their 50 year anniversary.
This clip of Jimi Hendrix performing The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock is a very recognized moment. What is interesting about this clip is many things can be perceived. Is Jimi honoring U.S troops fighting in Vietnam? Or, Is he disrespecting them? Is he with the "no war" movement? Or, "Does he want everyone to love one another no matter what?"
Long ago before their was the concept of cell-phones there was "Flow". Now the word flow is used to describe the television programming in which you watch through out the day. In this text "Flow" you will see how Williams defines the characteristics of broadcasting as technology in it's own cultural form.
Intended as a tool for advocates, the video introduces the concept of media literacy as a key that unlocks meaning behind the messages that we see, and allow...
No one will ever forget the controversial Pepsi Ad that Jenner was apart of in 2017. This is only one of many examples on that messages may be precived one way, but totally mean something different. In this essay I explained what really happened and how it made other precieve the message.
One of the most controversial magazines in the history of media would probably have to be Playboy. However, Playboy is more than just a pornographic magazine. In this exhibit I show how Playboy has made a shift from a nudity magazine to a male interest magazine.
As a child my favorite movie was The Fifth Element. In my four year old mind, I actually thought that the world was like this. I thought that the world would one day have flying cars and floating restaurant buildings. In this response I explain how the fifth element was not only a kick ass movie, but how it opened up a new wave of special effects in movies that are still used today.
Want to know how radio came to be? Check this out and see how the nineteenth century radio had become what it is today.
Media Literacy is a common tool that is used to discuss forms of media. You just didn't know that you used it. In this post you will see how I used the tools of media literacy to discuss one of the best Netflix originals; Stranger Things.