HELLO! The results are here! Thank you for staying around. I want to thank everyone who participated in my Instagram research again for making this little video possible. You turned it into my favorite homework ♥♥♥ https://vimeo.com/372192523 And in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. Good reads on … Continue reading 3. Why Do We Watch Reality TV? (The Final Research)
The uses and gratifications theory (UGT) perceives media audiences as active, assuming there is a clear intent for their way of media consumption. With the development of technology in recent years and the audiences active presence on media, it is relevant to proceed with this research, based on UGT guidelines. "Individuals selectively use mass media in … Continue reading P2. Why Do We Watch Reality? (a proposal)
There are no doubts that reality shows have found their way into the spotlight during the past decade. The revolution of smartphones started a new age in communications with creating the opportunity for everyone to be a part of the news and media flow on the internet. This also revolutionized reality TV by elevating the … Continue reading P1. Why Do We Watch Reality? (a proposal)
When it comes to memories and experiences, elders always have the best specially when it comes to memories of television! I had heard bits and pieces of my Mom's memories of television and my Dad's interpretation of the old advertisements. They live overseas so I sent them a message to ask whether they were interested … Continue reading W4. Dibs on the colored TV.
The growth of different social media platforms created a space for everyone to connect and communicate. No middlemen, just people talking to people and oh my god it made things complicated. This created an opportunity for fans to connect with their favorite celebrities and find out what they are up to, talk to other fans, … Continue reading Global Music & Astrophysics
We have come a long way from traditional television. I don't consume TV in its traditional sense anymore. I stream anytime, anywhere on Netflix. But I would like to take you back to my traditional experience of television, where for a short period between the time I learned how to walk until my grandma decided … Continue reading Where the television I consume comes from…
I recently watched the movie Taxi (watch trailer) with a friend at an Iranian friend's recommendation. It has been about 3 years since I have watched any Iranian movies and I found it interesting to take a second look at Iran's cinema after being constantly influenced by Hollywood style acting, filming, and storyline and also comparing … Continue reading تاکسی تهران speaks the global language
Recently, I became aware of some rules that allowed me to take photos less self-consciously in public and made my peace with the bitter memories of when I thought I was defenseless (read the short story). Yesterday I decided to take my phone for a stroll and capture some footage while I studied people's behavior around public … Continue reading W3. Let’s look at people look at screens.
A couple of days back I read a Street photographer’s rights information sheet that was suggested in my BCM241 readings. The section that caught my eye was a summary of the dos and don'ts of public photography in Australia particularly capturing people in public. I was instantly able to re-imagine myself in a couple of memorable previous … Continue reading Would you have acted differently if you’d known you had the upper hand?
I must have been about 7 or 8 the first time I went to a cinema. I think I remember the announcement about the upcoming event coming from my teacher in second grade...or just a collage of memories previewing the average setting of all elementary school announcements I have witnessed. They always involved A4s, which … Continue reading W2. One flew over the irony
Among the colorful palette of media platforms, Instagram is my favorite. although my love for it has almost remained constant during the 4 years of my membership, the ways I have translated my mood into the content I share has had some major swings. After choosing Instagram as the platform I would elaborate on my … Continue reading W1. My media