I’m curious what you all think of this advertisement and this story: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/us-gun-ad-michelangelos-david-under-fire-italian-government-156231
It relates to issues we have talked about in class relating to advertising, copyright, and appropriation.
Your brief reflection essay on your media diary is due via email or in class on Monday, April 7.
Consider the following:
Who is producing the media you consume?
What prompts you to consume the media you do or what purposes does it serve? Education? Entertainment? Convenience? Social practices?
What factors most in dictating your use? Time, portability, accessibility, interest, cost?
What is the message of the media you access? In other words, what can you say about the way media connects you to the world?
Some of you might be interested in reading another perspective regarding appropriations of Native American culture, as it relates to our conversation from a few weeks ago.
This designer proposes carving into nature to memorialize the victims of a mass shooting that took place at a summer camp outside Oslo.
Check out this story about some current debates and court cases regarding artists appropriating images made by photographers. Do you think the artists have create new enough artwork or are they stealing someone else’s work?
For all you sports (and photography) fans out there, check out this story about press photographers (and the team of people who work with them) to bring the Olympics to viewers around the world:
Due to inclement weather and dangerous travel conditions, class is cancelled today. Please read the blog again before class on Wednesday as I will be posting about each image sometime today. I’ll also e-mail each of you that posted or commented with your grade for the week’s writing. See you on Wednesday.