Tag: Media

LGBTQIA+ Media: A Short Blog

Now more than ever before, LGBTQIA+ people are represented in the media. Pictures of Drag Queens/Kings, pride flags, and coming out videos/posts have become so much more of a norm in Western society. These images are circulated, as any other image would be, through digital media. LGBTQIA+ representation is not only important for how queer people are seen and understood, yet is…

Fear of the Machines: Hollywood’s portrayal of A.Is

Last Friday I went to the cinema in the first time in forever, for a viewing of the most recent Terminator movie. As you probably know, the Terminator movie series tells the story of how the protagonist is being hunted by robots from a future in which an A.I gained consciousness and attempts to kill all humans. This 6th movie was not…

Who rules the world? English! Vol. 2

Welcome back to part 2 of my deep dive into the question if and why English is pushed as universal language in digital media. Last week, I elaborated on the omnipresence of English concerning memes, social media, digital advertisements and news. I wanted to leave some room for yourself to think about possible reasons why that could be the case and if…

Modern mythology

Nowadays there aren’t as many battles and raids as in the age of the Vikings, so naturally the way in which the norse Gods are portrayed has changed too. In an age of increasing globalization, religion has a much less central role in society as it used to. People in the West have access to social media are not usually living day-by-day,…

Remembrance

As a child, we’ve all looked up at the night sky, trying to count the stars. But even that tiny piece of sky was so filled with stars that we couldn’t count them. The human mind cannot even begin to comprehend how many stars there are, and how enormous our universe is. This is perhaps not the best metaphor, but to a…

Differences that Occurred Due to New Media

On previous few blogs, I have been writing about how traditional media theory has been affected by the digital media, especially the new media. For today’s blog, I will be briefly introducing new factors that are added with new media’s rise. <Interactivity> The first and most obvious change is the interactivity. Before new media, the traditional media only allowed one-way communication. However,…

Spiral of Silence

On the last blog post, I have talked about the Cultivation Theory and how it has changed. Today, I will be talking about the Spiral of Silence model and its modifications due to digital media. <What is Spiral of Silence?> Spiral of Silence model explains that people (the public) stays silent due to the fear of isolation, if their opinion differs from…