Yangjuan Hu – Could circusee make a change?

Today’s class gave us some basic concepts about the media life which we are living and three perspectives – artifacts, information and social arrangements – to look at it. As a group of people who are living in media, how can we change reality? This question reminds me of a controversy in China three years …

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Marie Duperier – Canon advertisement “à vous d’aller plus loin” (go further)

This advertisement is interesting because it claims with a Canon camera you can see the reality in another way which seems to be better. Thanks to a Canon camera the reality becomes better, more funny and exciting, “see the world from another angle”. And the advertising slogan “go further” seems to mean you can create …

Tiiu Särkijärvi – Cartoons out of reality

I don’t know if my topic directly is about making a change in the world, but it is manipulating reality through media and as a phenomenon I find it interesting. Today in class we briefly discussed the cultural differences when using social media. What I have noticed is that in Finland, the things we post …

Tytti Rintanen – Running for charity

Some time ago I learned from a classmate, that people are earning money for charity while they work out. This weird phenomenon, where someone sponsors your exercise even if you’re not a professional athlete, became familiar to me already in primary school: we had Unicef Walking -campaigns, where students were sponsored for their kilometers, and …

Jete Laanemägi – Media in one single minute

After watching Life in a Day in todays class I remembered a small media-project that took place in my home country. The essence of the project was to capture a minute of your life at 1pm on the 24th of February – the Independence Day of Estonia. By that way one minute of history was written down …

Mobile dating apps in real life

Today we discussed about how we live inside of media and how potentially media is used to make a change in real life. Social and mobile media has changed how we keep contact with our loved ones, but also how we meet new people. But does it distort our view of relationships? Tinder and Grindr …

María Hernández – the Volkswagen commercial

Today in class we talked about how we live in the media and not with the media. This has consequences in our lifes and there are some points in which we even try to manipulate reality as if it was an online app, a video or an image. It is very common to observe this …