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Message & Media (part 2) – Questions

It’s probably a good place to start by asking if there is anything pressing you want to look at in the workshop?

My plan is to cover the following, some to a greater degree than others:

  • Print media (books, leaflets, posters etc.)
  • Display Screen Projection
  • Mobile phones
  • Social Networking media (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace etc.)
  • Video media (YouTube / Vimeo etc.)
  • Web media (Blogs, websites etc.)

If you have a burning desire to go into some of these at greater depth, or if you have a particular media that you want to cover that isn’t listed or a part of one of the above that you want to expand, please put it in the comments below.

I’ll try to tailor the workshop to cover the stuff you are most interested in in greatest depth but also try to open our eyes to other media types and their effects on us.

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4 responses to “Message & Media (part 2) – Questions

  1. tobit 04/04/2011 at 10:04

    I am not going to be there, but thought i would stick my oar in anyway!
    a few of the things I have written over the last couple of years relating to this can be found here http://heldintension.wordpress.com/category/media/

    of those posts check out this one http://heldintension.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/intersecting-narratives-of-media-influence/, I would recommend this paper: Joshua Meyrowitz (2008) Power, Pleasure, Patterns: Intersecting Narratives of Media Influence. Journal of Communication 58: 641–663 (let me know if you can’t and would like a copy) it is hugely significant, as indeed is the rest of Meyrowitz’s work. In his 1980 seminal work; No Sense of Place, he provides a balanced and rigorous advancement on the work of McLuhan and others. Of particular interest are the new social places that media create.

    I will dig out some notes on Meyrowitz if they are of interest.

    • Alex Green 04/04/2011 at 10:30

      Awesome, thanks Tobit, just the kind of extra stuff we’re looking for. If you get a chance, I’d love to have a copy of that paper.

  2. Andy Gill 29/04/2011 at 11:29

    Hi Alex

    I think the first two on your list are ones that we use a lot, and it will be useful to consider their strengths and weaknesses in compaison to the other elements you list, namely:
    •Mobile phones
    •Social Networking media (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace etc.)
    •Video media (YouTube / Vimeo etc.)
    •Web media (Blogs, websites etc.)
    which are the areas that I think we (as a community) need to get better at exploiting.

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