Sunday, September 27, 2009

What in "The Persuaders" surprised you (or not)? Name one new thing you learned about marketing or politics from watching the film. Name one new thing you learned about yourself from watching the film, or one thing that the film reiterated about yourself.

There were many things in this documentary that suprised me actually. I have never watched a documentary that went so deep into the life behind marketing. The biggest things that suprised me was the organization that keeps track of everything about you. I found that to be highly shocking, but the fact that advertising companies use, buy, and trade that data is more scary. It makes you think, has my information been bought and sold by marketers and advertisers? Another thing that suprised me was the group sessions and individual question and answer trials that they use. The group sessions where they keep track of heart rates and brain activity was suprising. It is just amazing the lengths people will go for an advertisement. And lastly the next suprising and highly humorous thing was when a man was being questions about white bread and how he felt when eating it. He was asked if he ever felt lonely when eating it, and thought that it was an absurd question. The man is absolutely right in saying that, however the suprising thing was how serious the questioner was. I learned that markerters will go to any length to sell their product to the consumer. I learned that I am always a target for a product, even right now their are people cooking up schemes to sell to my demographic and age group.

"The Persuaders" begins by questioning the increase in the amount of advertising we typically encounter in our daily lives. How would you assess the amount of advertising you see? Too much? Too little? Just right? In your view, what difference does it make to know that people today see much more advertising in their daily lives than people 20 or 30 years ago?

I see alot of advertising, especially because I travel to New York City quite frequently. In the city, everything is promoting a product. Bill boards are everywhere you go and you are constantly being exposed to advertisments. I dont think that it's too much, I feel that its just right. I believe nowadays we are exposed to ten times more than people 20 to 30 years ago because of technological advancements. Today we have so much more technology. We have global connection to anything right at our finger tips dozens of times a day (computer, cell phone, etc.) Advertising is growing, but it is necessary in this ever expanding world.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cropped Photo

Cropped Photo

Original Photo

The original photo portrays the ex-President, George W Bush performing a socially deviant behavior by giving the middle finger. In the cropped photo it is just a picture of a leader of our nation, the cropping takes out the bad. This shows that you can alter the meaning and context of a picture just by using a medium. Anyone can alter a medium and people must remember that. They can change it for the better such as in this cropping, or they can make it terribly worse if they so choose.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Medium- Photoshop
Content- Picture making and upgrading using the programs tools to make your own photo.
Message- The ability to make pictures and transform pictures to make it your own and expose it to the world.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Collage Number 2

Question: How could I further expand my picture to incorportate all aspects of the Medium OOVOO? (Phone Calls, Video Chat, IM, etc.)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


The medium I chose was OOVOO. The Content of OOVOO is a buddy list of friends you can video chat, IM, E-Mail, and communicate with. These friends can be contacted, and the user can video chat with others. The message is that no matter where you are you can always get in contact with others if you have a computer and OOVOO. You can be on opposite sides of the earth and still be able to talk face to face with your loved ones.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mediums of Communication


OOVOO Video Chatting

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