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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Volkswagen Devil Logo – What Stays in the Dog Park

  An ironic logo combines with a pet owner's  bumper sticker ( I spotted this while on a family outing ) to make a social commentary about the Volkswagen Emission Standards Software Scandal.  As that little devil says, "what happens in the dog park, stays in the dog park".  Unfortunately, the company's dog-poo has come  …

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Sudbury photo blogger aims to highlight need for cycling infrastructure – Sudbury – CBC News

Sudbury photo blogger, Matt Alexander, is using photo manipulation and social media to highlight the lack of cycling infrastructure within this Northern Ontario city of  over 160,000. Mass Media constructs reality and contains values, beliefs and ideologies. By presenting  over a hundred images of cyclists with their bicycles removed Alexander hopes to use humour and  …

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Alberta Rethink Your Advertising

Now here is a gift of a lesson.  We have environmental issues, geography, tourism, economics, media literacy, advertising and propaganda, Canadian and World News, indigenous cultures and First Nations  media technology, and of course media principles.  You could even throw in mathematics and science. So lets take a look at the course material that has …

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