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Picture Perfect

Author : Kiku Adatto
ISBN : 1400824559
Genre : Political Science
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We say the camera doesn't lie, but we also know that pictures distort and deceive. In Picture Perfect, Kiku Adatto brilliantly examines the use and abuse of images today. Ranging from family albums to Facebook, political campaigns to popular movies, images of war to pictures of protest. Adatto reveals how the line between the person and the pose, the real and the fake, news and entertainment is increasingly blurred. New technologies make it easier than ever to capture, manipulate, and spread images. But even in the age of the Internet, we still seek authentic pictures and believe in the camera's promise to document, witness, and interpret our lives.

Political Campaigns And Political Advertising A Media Literacy Guide

Author : Frank W. Baker
ISBN : 9780313347566
Genre : Political Science
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Examining political campaigns and political advertising through the analytical lens of media literacy, this well-illustrated and timely handbook guides readers through the maze of blandishments and spin that is the hallmark of the modern political campaign. It dissects the persuasive strategies embedded in the political messages we encounter every day in the media and demonstrates the importance of critical thinking in evaluating media stories. Key concepts of media literacy are applied to political advertising in traditional media (newspapers, television, radio) and on the Internet, the new frontier of the political advertising wars. Dealing with blogs, social networking, user-generated Web sites, and other electronic formats familiar to young voters, this lively introduction to the new world of political messaging appeals to readers' affinity for visual learning as well as their ability to discern messages in text. Unique in applying media literacy concepts to the political context while directly addressing students and general readers, this book not only explains but graphically demonstrates both established techniques of political framing and the new avenues of persuasion being pioneered in digital media. It will also interest viewers who like their political news in traditional media but unconventional formats.

Visualisierung Mediatisierung

Author : Katharina Lobinger
ISBN : 9783869621364
Genre : Social Science
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Unser Alltag und unsere Alltagserfahrung sind untrennbar mit medialen Inhalten und medialen Technologien verbunden. Die Mediatisierung unserer Lebenswelten erfolgt dabei in hohem Maße in visueller Form, in visuellen Kommunikationspraktiken. Insbesondere Bilder und die mit ihnen verbundenen visuell-kommunikativen Praktiken aus dem Bereich der zunehmend mediatisierten ›alltäglichen‹ Kommunikation rücken damit in den Fokus. Vor diesem Hintergrund präsentiert der Tagungsband Visualisierung - Mediatisierung die Ergebnisse der Tagung der Fachgruppe Visuelle Kommunikation und fasst die gegenwärtigen Forschungsströmungen in diesem hoch aktuellen Forschungsfeld zusammen. Die Beiträge präsentieren theoretische, empirische und methodologische Forschungen aus dem Kontext der Mediatisierung mit und durch Bilder und der mit ihnen verbundenen visuellen Praktiken.

Eyes On Labor

Author : Carol Quirke
ISBN : 9780199877553
Genre : Social Science
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In the twentieth century's first decades, U.S. workers waged an epic struggle to achieve security through unions; simultaneously Americans came to interpret current events through newspaper photographs. Eyes on Labor brings these two revolutions together, revealing how news photography brought workers into the nation's mainstream. Carol Quirke focuses on images ignored by scholars but seen by millions of Americans in the news of the day. Part visual analysis, part labor and cultural history, Quirke analyzes over one hundred photographs: stereographs of the Uprising of 1877, tabloid photos of the 1919 strike wave, photo-essays in the nationally popular LIFE Magazine, and even photos taken by a union camera club. Quirke anchors her interpretations in a lively historical narrative that takes readers from Washington D.C. hearings, to small towns in Indiana and Pennsylvania, to local union halls and to New York City boardrooms. Illuminating why unions, employers, and news publishers vied to represent workers with the camera's eye, Eyes on Labor explores how Americans understood the complex and contradictory portrait of labor they produced.

Film In The Post Media Age

Author : Ágnes Pethő
ISBN : 9781443838726
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ever since the centenary of cinema there have been intense discussions in the field of film studies about the imminent demise of the cinematic medium, endless articles championing the spirit of genuine cinephilia have proclaimed the death of classical cinema and mourned the end of an era, while new currents in media studies introduced such buzzwords into the discussions as “remediation” (Bolter and Grusin), “media convergence” (Jenkins), “post-media aesthetics” (Manovich) or “the virtual life of film” (Rodowick). By the turn of the millennium, the whole “ecosystem” of media had been radically altered through processes of hybridization and media convergence. Some theorists even claim that now that the term “medium” has triumphed in the discussions around contemporary art and culture, the actual media have already deceased, as digitized imagery absorbs all media. Moving images have entered the art galleries and new forms of inter-art relationships have been forged. They have also moved into the streets and our everyday life as a domesticated medium at everybody’s reach, into new private and public environments (and into a fusion of both via the Internet). Consequently, should we speak of an all pervasive “cinematic experience” instead of a cinematic medium? What really happens to film once its traditional medium has shape shifted into various digital forms and once its traditional locations, institutions and usages have been uprooted? What do these re-locations and re-configurations really entail? What are the most important new genres in post-media moving pictures? Is it the web video, is it 3D cinema, is it the computer game that operates with moving image narratives, is it the new “vernacular” database, the DVD, or the good old television adjusted to all these new forms? How does theatrical cinema itself adapt to or reflect on these new image forms and technologies? How can we interpret the convergence of older cinematic forms with an emerging digital aesthetics traceable in typical post-media “hosts” of moving images? These are only some of the major questions that the theoretical investigation and in-depth analyses in this volume try to answer in an attempt at exploring not the disappearance of cinema but the blooming post-media life of film.

The Concord Saunterer

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The Living Age

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The Athen Um

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The Athenaeum

Author : James Silk Buckingham
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020079237
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Picture This

Author : Gary Haynes
ISBN : 0821257587
Genre : History
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Haynes provides an insider's look at the remarkable photographs and stories of UPI's news photographers, providing a unique window on the second half of the 20th century.

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