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 YOUTUBE- the ultimate public sphere?
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 Who controls your ideology?
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 The Happiest Place on Earth
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 Gaming for those who cannot