Bots & Trolls

A clear explanation of how bots and troll are used to influence political outcomes and societal tensions. This is how social media platforms are effectively used to identify target audiences and market social upheaval within a country. If the screen does not appear in the blog post, click link to view in a new tab. …

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Toronto teen uses app to give visually-impaired a new look at the world | Toronto Star

Mass Media technology creates opportunities and can fill social needs  when appropriate problem solving is applied to daily living conditions to the whole  range of society. Anmol Tukrel, a 17-year-old grade 12 student at Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hill, has created an app that helps visually impaired people identify objects and text. Tukrel’s free …

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Un tango à Paris and The Goat: Constructing a Reality

    Mass Media constructs realities based on specific sets of codes and conventions determined by the nature of each Medium. The constructed reality of cinema derives from photography. Photography makes use of line, perspective, framing, light & shadow, camera angle and distance and in choice of monochrome or colour. Cinematography add motion, both the …

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Mediated Matter – Mass Media, Organic Growth & Modified Environments

    Mass Media constructs realities based on specific sets of codes and conventions determined by the nature of each Medium.  Advances in media technology combined with new approaches in physical design and manufacturing means that these constructed  realities can now manifest in the material environment.  When these constructed realities emulate organic forms and growth, …

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