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1 The World is Us/ing Us MEDIATED CULTURE

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3 What is media? Things that carry communication (mail, telegraph, newspaper, radio, TV, internet, etc.) Principles of Media 1. Media mediate all human relationships MEDIA ECOLOGY

4 What is media? Things that carry communication (mail, telegraph, newspaper, radio, TV, internet, etc.) Principles of Media 1. Media mediate all human relationships 2. All media are biased MEDIA ECOLOGY

5 What is media? Things that carry communication (mail, telegraph, newspaper, radio, TV, internet, etc.) Principles of Media 1. Media mediate all human relationships 2. All media are biased 3. A change in media can have a profound effect on society MEDIA ECOLOGY Census

6 Professor Michael Wesch Theory: Our media is using us to an extent we are unaware of However, we create all of the media around us We need to be very aware of this - -> hopefully it will lead to smarter media How much does this new media shape our lives? OUR MEDIA IS US/ING US

7 Ubiquitous networks CONTROL…

8 Ubiquitous computing CONTROL…

9 Ubiquitous information CONTROL…

10 At unlimited speed CONTROL…

11 About everything CONTROL…

12 Everywhere CONTROL…

13 From anywhere CONTROL…

14 On all kinds of devices CONTROL…

15 But even in a world of "ubiquitous information", this information is consistently Controlled CONTROL…

16 But even in a world of "ubiquitous information", this information is consistently Controlled Hidden CONTROL…

17 But even in a world of "ubiquitous information", this information is consistently Controlled Hidden Manipulated CONTROL…

18 What is basic literacy? The ability to read and write? What about use a computer? The internet? How do we teach children to view media with a critical eye? This was never a problem before (at least not on this scale) BASIC LITERACY First page of results (2003) The Holocaust Never Happened

19 Who controls media? We're living in a den of thieves Rummaging for answers in the pages We're living in a den of thieves - Regina Spektor Opportunities to remix and recreate our own culture Remixing is ILLEGAL _law_is_strangling_creativity.html _law_is_strangling_creativity.html CULTURE WARS Creative Commons License

20 Fair Use (4 factors) the purpose and character of your use the nature of the copyrighted work the amount taken the effect of the use upon the potential market NET NEUTRALITY AND FAIR USE

21 Net Neutrality Who controls the internet? The foremost free speech issue of our time - Senator Al Franken NET NEUTRALITY AND FAIR USE

22 Does the mediated culture we live in have a positive or negative impact on your personally? Explain (briefly). NOTECARD


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