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    Modern Media Outrage PornRather than report on real stories and real issues the media find it much easier and profitable to find something mildly offensive broadcast it to a wide audience generate outrage and then broadcast that outrage back ac

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    This was a frustrating book It is built around an essay he wrote which I thought was excellent He should have le

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    He's best on the typologies of the real 19 20; from real real to edited real real to staged observed real repeated and bey

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    This is an amazing book which has seriously changed the direction of my planning for PhD studies It is written as another reviewer keenly observed in the voice of the best sort of teacher one who challenges cajoles and sometimes infuriates and never ever leaves you feeling uite the same after being in their classroomDr de Zengotita anticipated the reader's desire for a solution to the dilemma he describes yet none the less leaves us witho

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    Eye opening ideas riveting writing There were moments when I caught myself hallucinating picturing myself hanging with Marshall McLuhan and listening to him rant due to excessive use of amphetamines But in a good way

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    the book isn't uninteresting but also isn't anywhere near exhaustive in its analysis i think the author'ss arm chair critiuing what he sees around him rather than advancing any seriously developed theories i liked the introduction though and his theory of optionality defining virtual experience but not enough to finish the book

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    I picked up this book thinking it would provide a truthful look at how our culture's media obsession is impacting our lives I knew I was in trouble when in the first chapter I readBut most people are cool with having tons of options to exercise at will At least in the blue statesAt least in the blue states? Ok a mild di

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    Simply put perhaps too simply this book is about the media and its effects but it is also about something fundamental This book is the most clear expression or demonstration of what it means to say we live in the postmodern era The

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    An excellent book exploring the cumulative effect that mass media or perhaps any experience mediating institution have had on our experience especially in the past 400 years I expected this to be a commentary on instituti

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    I didn't understand half of what the author was saying The writing was often pedanic and ostentatious and very funny at times Freuently I didn't know what the examples and anecdotes were supposed to illustrate Everything de Zengotita says is pure conjecture But I loved the book anyway I've read and thought a lot about the media and how it shapes our views of the world and ourselves so I apprectiate a book that makes the suject new

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Mediated How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It

Ing time with a wild wired friend the kind who keeps you up late and lures you outside of your comfort zone with a speed rap full of brilliant notions O magazine A fine roar of a lecture about how the American mind is shaped by too much media Washington Post Deceptively collouial intellectually denseThis provocative extreme and compelling work is a must read for philosophers of every stripe Publishers Weekl. An excellent book exploring the cumulative effect that mass media or perhaps any experience mediating institution have had on our experience especially in the past 400 years I expected this to be a commentary on institutions of mass media and public opinion or something along those lines Instead the book is far ambitious and does an excellent job of showing how deep the effects of media go into our personal lives De Zengotita does an excellent job to keep it interesting if dense or otherwise hard to digest at times and to keep it relevant to the overall message which really comes together at the end Tough at times but definitely worth it

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In this utterly original look at our modern culture of performance de Zengotita shows how media are creating self reflective environments custom made for each of us From Princess Diana's funeral to the prospect of mass terror from oral sex in the Oval Office to cowboy politics in distant lands from high school cliues to marital therapy from blogs to reality TV to the Weather Channel Mediated takes us on an. He s best on the typologies of the real 19 20 from real real to edited real real to staged observed real repeated and beyondMore valuable points The best way to achieve the insulational state of numbness is to be swamped with routine activities 186Habit in a mediated adulthood that dims down the horizon of options through immersion in a numbing routine allows many of us to feel relatively real 189Overreach Representational technologies have colonized our minds To the extent that our thoughts no longer wander along on their own stocked only with materials drawn from direct experience to the extent they follow flows of representations instead to just that extent we don t think our own thoughts 196Compare Ozick on Helen Keller Her dependence on Annie for the assimilation of her immediate surroundings was nearly total but through the raised letters of Braille she could be altogether untethered books coursed through herBut the cruellest appraisal of all came in 1933 from Thomas Cutsforth a blind psychologist By this time Helen was fifty two and had published many volumes Cutsforth disparaged everything she had become The wordless child she once was he maintained was closer to reality than what her teacher had made of her through the imposition of word mindedness He objected to her use of images such as a mist of green blue pools of dog violets soft clouds tumbling All that he protested was implied chicanery and a birthright sold for a mess of verbiage For Cutsforth and not only for him she was the victim of language rather than its victorious master She was no better than a copy whatever was primary and thereby genuine had been stamped outShe was a warrior in a vaster and vexing conflict Do we know only what we see or do we see what we somehow already know Are we than the sum of our senses Does a picture whatever strikes the retina engender thought or does thought create the picture Can there be subjectivity without an object to glance off Theorists have their differing notions to which the ungraspable organism that is Helen Keller is a retort She is not an advocate for one side or the other in the ancient debate concerning the nature of the real She is not a philosophical or neurological or therapeutic topic She stands for enigma there lurks in her still the angry child who demanded to be understood yet could not be deciphered She refutes those who cannot perceive or do not care to value what is hidden from sensation collective memory heritage literatureHelen Keller s lot it turns out was not uniue We work in the dark Henry James affirmed on behalf of his own art and so did she It was the same dark She knew her Wordsworth Visionary power Attends the motions of the viewless winds Embodied in the mystery of words There darkness makes abode She vivified Keats s phantom theme of negative capability the poet s oarless casting about for the hallucinatory shadows of desire She fought the debunkers who for the sake of a spurious honesty would denude her of landscape and return her to the marble cell She fought the literalists who took imagination for mendacity who meant to disinherit her and everyone of poetry Her legacy after all is an epistemological marker of sorts proof of the real existence of the mind s eye

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Original and astonishing tour of every department of our media saturated society The implications are personal and far reaching at the same time Thomas de Zengotita is a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine and holds a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University He teaches at the Dalton School and at the Draper Graduate Program at New York University Reading Thomas de Zengotita's Mediated is like spend. the book isn t uninteresting but also isn t anywhere near exhaustive in its analysis i think the author ss arm chair critiuing what he sees around him rather than advancing any seriously developed theories i liked the introduction though and his theory of optionality defining virtual experience but not enough to finish the book

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Mediated How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It
  • Thomas de Zengotita
  • English
  • 24 April 2017
  • 9781596910324