YOUTUBE- the ultimate public sphere?

The theory of a public sphere claims that it is an informative source for current issues. It's where we as individuals discover the social, cultural and political happenings of the time and works as a platform for us to engage with others about those issues. For this post, let's look at how my favourite social media... Continue Reading →

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Who controls your ideology?

Our ideology can be defined as the way that we perceive the world around us. It involves our views, our morals, and our values and has a great impact on our behavior and choices in life. Our ideologies are a very important part of our being, but what forms our ideologies? A large portion of... Continue Reading →

The Happiest Place on Earth

In 2011 pseudonymous artist Bansky created a piece of street art on a billboard in Los Angeles. The billboard depicts Mickey Mouse drinking a martini and groping a partially unclothed woman while Minnie Mouse snorts cocaine. These images are accompanied by the slogan "Livin' the Dream." The signifiers of Mickey and Minnie Mouse have connotations ranging from children,... Continue Reading →

Gaming for those who cannot

I was eight years old the first time that I ever played the Sims. I was at a friend's house sitting beside her at her office desk on a pulled up chair from the kitchen table. I watched with amazement as she typed in the cheat code 'motherlode' and our digital family grew $50,000 richer.... Continue Reading →

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