Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wesch, "From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able" Talking Points #5

No what I got out of this text is that he states that classrooms have taken a change, saying that he doesn't mean physically but in the cyber net world. To consolidate this to get more to the point and a more small portion of what I thought this text meant was that he had posted in a Britannica Online forum: First stating that digital artifacts are being created in social networks such as the biggest social network thats been growing continuously and that has gained society's acceptance. Now what he saids with that from what I understood was that as the cyber network grows and information is more accessible and has been growing in large quantity's there is no need for knowing, memorizing, or recalling information. Where more important things now are on how to find,sort,analyze,share, discuss, critique, and create information noting that classrooms and teaching methods have had to be altered because of this change. He also gives two terminology s that to me is quite interesting and something to bring up in class such as the definition of Knowledgeable and Knowledge-able. I found that quite interesting and I think that the need to discuss the definitions of this from his text would be very interesting to what everyone's opinion is to what these two terms mean according to the text. I also caught that he mentioned teaching methods being "disrupted" which to me can go both ways like for example yeah it could go towards the bad side but at the same time new techniques can actually bring new and maybe life changing ways to our society and maybe even land more job opportunities and more choices to society. Probably something else to go over in discussion in class Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Talking Points # 4 Raby, A Tangle of Discourses

When I read this article what I had gotten out of it was that Teenagers are seen almost like aliens. or different people have different views but at the same time if you think about it as they may explain that a grandmother may see their granddaughter as the model teenager. I honestly didn't really understand this article I felt that the only point I came across was that there was some comparisons between grandmothers and granddaughters and maybe how there descendency came about. Maybe they were talking about how teenagers act and are grown up from traditions that were passed down from their grandmother. and how relationships with grandmothers go and granddaughters are.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Talking Point #2 on Grinner

To think that when I read this article there were things that I had not realized and somethings that to me well weren't the way she put it to be. But most importantly I felt that as I read this article there were many references to the African American perspective of social stereotypes and I felt almost left out because there are also other races that have been stereotyped such as lets put an example Palestinians who are misinterpreted as being all bad people and a threat to society. I strongly feel that yes African Americans were stereotyped but also that the media in some kind of way doesn't try to stereotype I see it as showing people what may possibly happen in the day to day lifestyle. But there are plenty of other movies such as have almost a similar role of showing that African Americans can actually be very well spoken and in such have gone towards different color women. Another point I want to get across is the fact of Christianity showing integrity in a human being and showing the comparisons of how one who lives a Christian life tend to be more calm that what I got out of the reading and showed how one that does not live by those standards tends to be lower class than them. But I think that living a Christian life comes from within and the want to be higher in the sense that they are not taken advantage of. In our present day there is still stereotypes the woman is still seen as the weaker link its just not that much seen or targeted in society. There is still that glass window that the male has to see the woman as weak but now in teenagers you actually see the strength and offense that girls take whenever a male tells  them that they do better that just makes them want to do better and we have that push of wanting to be better than the masculine side. I really liked this article it sort of woke up a lot of inside thoughts that I had and made me think of how the media effects society today and how we as young people can change that.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Talking Point #1 media and ideology

I have to say that the ideology in the media is to me actually very minimal if you look at today's society. I was reading the part of "Normalization" now what I understood coming out of this text and that intrigued me was that the media tends to make up a normal person but now a days what I actually see is that there looking for a more exotic eye catching icon and have lost the values of what a normal person really is. You see now a days girls that look so unreal and than again maybe you wish you were like that but to think that images in the media are normal now a days I think that it has just become unrealistic. But the one thing that I really do like and that I got out of this reading was the fact that the media has in some kind of way accepted minorities in a way and now a days and the fact that the reason why maybe teenagers are so wanting of acceptance and the media gives that to them when they show icons of maybe family and friends and how parents just don't understand anything and than you get to the fact that the music and fashion just keeps teenagers occupied and the media has a way of pulling teenagers to fit in. If they advertise one type of group they always have different ways to advertise another. But that's just how they make their money and get people to buy the products that they promote. But I mean the media isn't all that good to everyone I mean you hear so many times how the media is blamed for school violence . But than again is it really their fault but there fully protected by a little something I like to call freedom of speech. The media not only focuses on teenagers but its a great way to communicate about politics. Although it may seem that teenagers don't care about how their country is governed the question pops up when the drinking age is put higher some teenagers may not like the idea but that just may be a well good reason to listen to the news or changes of laws in the senate. There are those small things that get teenagers fired up maybe not all of them but you have the ones who lets admit like to have a good time and if its not about drinking or other fun time experiences they may not listen. But than you have those other teenagers because of the actions of others have to suffer the consequences. Now that gets a good crowd rallied up. I think that the reason why some teenagers act the way the do is because of the lack of the trust they have in society. The media to me gives young people a voice to express what we feel. From your average social networks on the internet down to your day to day blogging opportunities this gives us a chance to be who we are and not care what anyones says. Another part I read was on Dominant Ideology speaking of whether the media is used to promote higher power leaders versus cultural contradictions. Cultural Contradictions being that both dominant ideology and partially challenging worldviews. The question is whether or not the media is used for higher power leaders or is used to inform the general public I was a little confused on this part my reasoning was what exactly were they talking about when they were trying to differentiate between the two? But following the text Dominant Ideology I think is used a lot in the media but for the public's benefit so that they are informed of high power leaders such as the senate and the president.