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Media Review – Andrew Keen: What is Social Media Really Doing to our Society?

Andrew Keen is described as a supreme cyber grumpy and the anti-Christ of Silicon Valley, due to his negative views on the digital age. He recently wrote a book entitled Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution is Dividing, Diminishing … Continue reading

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Revitalization or gentrification?

Living in a fast paced and demanding workplace, I manage my stress by working out. I’m fortunate since my workplace has a gym complete with fitness instructors and wide range of aerobic classes. One day this week, I attended a … Continue reading

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Leonardo Live: Art meets Popcorn Or: Who’s rolling in the grave harder, DaVinci or McLuhan? Technology has provided an opportunity for people across the globe to experience phenomena that they may not otherwise have. Think of how much children can … Continue reading

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On framing and cognitive categorization

“Tell me this: are eagles large? And, next, are cabins small? If you said yes to both, congratulations – you’re right. But if you said no to both, you’re not wrong. In fact, you’re just as right as the others … Continue reading

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The Continuous Cycle of Consumption in a Mediated Society

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In my house there has been a constant argument for many years. When my brother would prepare himself for school and work in the morning, he would never turn the taps all the way back. The taps would drip water … Continue reading

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The Medium is the Message

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In today’s mediated society, you cannot watch the evening news, surf the net, or engage in a news-related conversation without the term ‘citizen journalism’ popping up along the way. Blogs, forums, and uploading of photographs or videos to the Internet … Continue reading

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Does technology impact culture?

In today’s technology driven world, people expect to have the means to communicate with others at any given moment. The ability to create relationships based solely on mutual understandings and shared common interests have fed the social media phenomena. In … Continue reading

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Blog Post # 1 for Section 1

Culture, Media and the Imaginary. As humans, we live in a context of intelligibility where we become acquainted with our culture and manage the meanings of everything that surrounds us. This knowledge has some universalities, but is mainly specific in … Continue reading

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Culture that Unites and Divides

After coming home from a very lovely two-week vacation in Europe, I’ve realized that It is only when I travel that I find myself being the most patriotic my Canadian culture and identity. By being immersed in other cultures, I … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to the class blog for MSVU’s GPRL6105(01/18): media, culture & society. This is a blended class involving distance participants as well as participants in the classroom.  Students activate class discussions through reflections shared on this blog, as well as … Continue reading

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