After reading Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extensions of Men a couple chapters stood out, from which my group’s activities and discussion were based on. Chapter 4 – The Gadget Lover: Narcissus as Narcosis The mediated technology numbs us. “The principle of numbness comes into play with electric technology, as with any other. We have toContinue reading “Killing Me Softly, With His Ads…”
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who are we?
“Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es” (Not by Bread Alone) translates to English as “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” This famous quote that has entered American popular culture is credited to Brillat-Savarin’s book Physiologie Du Gout, published in the 19th centuryContinue reading “who are we?”
Representation of Women
Up to now, we’ve been looking at many different images and analyzing them in class. For me, the ones I feel strongly about are the ones that have women pictured in them. It all started with some beer labels that, even in 2018, were using the objectification of the women’s body as a sale strategy.Continue reading “Representation of Women”