Category Archives: Analysing media and communication (305)

A 3000 word essay on a recent topic and its relation to Power, Spectacle and Memory.

20/11/13 Memory (notes)

Eric Hotter Paolo Giordano Maurice Halbwachs Paul Connerton Guilherme Marconi Social memory ‘Habit memory’ memory through the body We are simply the sum of our languages Failure to enter language means to have a schizoid experience of the world Schizophrenic … Continue reading

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13/11/12 Essay Writing (notes)

Memory and emotion Understand the function and use of memory Understanding roles emotions play on preserving memory Memory is linked to reminiscing Personal and collective memory Social and cultural constructs sustain memories Memory changes your perception Collective memory – structuring … Continue reading

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30/10/13 Media and communication

The society of the spectacle Dadaism – Switzerland – 1860s Surrealists – Paris – 1920s Political and artistically Adding captions to art is very important Situationist’s – Avante Garde – Radical Detourment, using existing images and subverting them for revolutionary … Continue reading

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23/10/13 Media and communication (notes)

Power Knowledge is power Michel Foucault – Panopticon Discourse – conversation Conversation – exchange of knowledge Discourse begins the moment we are born Parent institutionalize their children Parents pass their rules down to their children How do we quantify madness? … Continue reading

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16/10/13 Media and Communication (notes)

The spectacle and the carnival Guy Debord – French philosopher Why is Xfacter appearing on the news, what makes it news worthy Is the spectacle a good or a bad thing The spectacle is nothing more than a bunch of … Continue reading

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09/10/13 Media and Communication (notes)

2 lectures on each of the three key words. Power, Memory, Spectacle Write a 3000 word essay on a current topic or debate of my choice, and discuss how it relates the the three key words George Orwell -1984 (1949) … Continue reading

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