It is almost as if, we, as individuals and societies have removed limits and pushed the boundaries in whatever we desire. We seek to explore new and exciting aspects of life (Payne, 2013) We are ever expanding our knowledge and understanding of an idea, topic or situation relevant within the busy and vibrant world we […]Read more "A Crossover is more than painted lines on a road…"
Music speaks to the soul. Thousands of years ago, Plato highlighted music as a moral law, that “it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination” (Plato, Brainy Quotes), over time this concept has continued to exist. Throughout the history of our world, particularly during the “violent struggles against white […]Read more "Music Resonates Resistance…"
Is globalisation white with black stripes or black with white stripes? In today’s modern and ever advancing world, there comes the question of whether globalisation, as Michael O’shaughnessy illustrates, is uniting “diverse communities” and fostering “progress” or if it diminishes the rich uniqueness and tradition of culture (O’shaughnessy). What is considered worldwide interconnectedness or an […]Read more "The world is in our eyes and over our minds…"
Google, the world wide web in general, YouTube, smartphones, iPhones, iPads… any Apple product really, Netflix, Amazon , the thermomixers of media and technology. Modern technologies and concepts such as (and not exclusively) these are bringing the world together and synthesizing the way we use media and our time. This, in general terms, is the […]Read more "Multitasking at its finest."
The media is owned by a select few. These individuals hold such an exclusive status due to the audiences that participate in their media platforms. Both owners and active audience members coexist, yet it would appear that the individuals who employ and assert control over major media companies have incredible influence over millions of people […]Read more "Control media or media control?"
There are limitless interpretations in the world. We all read and understand texts differently. It is the way of the mind. A way, and mystery of being a different person to the next. We all see something, the representation, the signifier. We all have a mental concept of the image or entity, the signified, or […]Read more "Seeing through smoke."
To a certain extent, any audience/ audience member exposed to media or simply modern technology is vulnerable to anxieties. It would surely be true to state that anxieties throughout time occur as embedded within our genetic makeup is the desire for the ‘known’. As the latter is not always obtained due to rapid progression, fears […]Read more "Conditioned to be anxious. Anxious to be satisfied."