Cultures have become more visible, vocal and global through exposure to media technologies. Therefore, even though we may not have chance to visit or interact with the world, but we feel we know it. Such an interaction is facilitated by development in media technologies. In current times the computers, internet, telecommunications with advance functions, cable television and satellite communications are shaping societies differently and giving more intercultural and inter-societal connectivity. This resulted as a new phenomenon of cultural convergence.
In other words the new technology is controlling us. The new generations have the tendency to rely more on the new technology which make them more reliable to changes compared to the old ones. Technological convergence is in fact affecting our everyday lives or even our work lives. It is valuable for the marketing industry as all media is grouped in a single device. These types of new devices have become a new tool for trend search.
The Underlying Academia in Pop. Culture Pop culture is an emerging topic for all people over the world, and the subject matter seems to be growing alongside its audience. Not only does pop culture have underlying academic studies, but also relies on the changes of our society to expand its popularity. Pop. Culture is something that does deserve academic study as there is definitely underlying knowledge in their theories as well as it is an opportunity to 'examine the multiple uses and meanings of the arts and culture of everyday life ' through 'innovative interdisciplinary coursework’ (Fehlen).
Introduction In our current society, the media is a very powerful medium which cultivates the way the society thinks and behaves. At this stage of the political economy, the intellectual mode of production is largely made through the media industry. Aspects such as Hollywood, television and movies, they frame and direct our thinkings and values towards the direction as they desire. In this essay we will study the cultural object of “Glee” to answer how the media specifically television uses the concept of hyperreality, music and hegemony to influence the way culture works. Having the TV series go through the various obstacles faced by being a minority in school, it displays a simulation of how reality is in high school.
According to Raymond Williams, culture is “one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language”. Williams suggests three definitions. First, culture can be used to refer to a general process of intellectual, spiritual and aesthetic development. A second use of the word ‘culture’ might be to suggest a particular
The multiplicity of literary history makes it possible to trace the literary history of these three different poets also. Sisir Kumar Das further argues in third section of the same essay that “Changes can be ‘internal’, i.e. certain rearrangements of items or innovations within the system leading to a noticeable difference, and thus opening up the possibilities of introducing something that did not exist before” (Das 44). The paper would try to explore the “‘internal’ changes and innovations within” the poetry of HabbaKhatoon
Literature has different meanings depending on who is using it. It could be applied widely to mean any symbolic record, enclosing everything from images and sculptures to letters. A Muslim scholar and philosopher Imam Ja’afar al-Sadiq defined literature as the garment which one puts on what he says or writes so that it may appear more attractive. Then, Panghilito Luigi added that literature is a slice of life that has been given direction and meaning, an artistic interpretation of the world. Normally, we can see that literature includes poems, novels, short stories and many more.
Just as the Industrial Age brought massive societal change, the “Information Age” - the age of computers - does the same. From entertainment to education, technology permeates every aspect of life - but how should society use this powerful new tool? The world is already moving in the technological direction, but is society preparing future generations for this new age of information? Although some claim that it is primarily a distraction, technology should have more emphasis in education, because it is beneficial to learning, and will continue to be an important aspect of the future world. The first example of technology’s educational benefits is its’ positive impact on students’ creativity, cooperation, and motivation to learn.
These allow teenagers who are in the learning process of their lives to be able to learn more and will help them in the future. However one must be cautious of Cyberbullying Even to this day, this topic of whether the Internet is a boon or a bane is still being highly debated. What are your opinions? Nonetheless, it will probably be not sooner than until we experience the results of the Internet’s influence on teenagers that we may be able to evaluate the effects of it.With the Dotcom gold rush and the and the internet’s popularity increasing at an exponential rate, it has become an integral part of many teenagers’ lives across the globe, some even view internet access as a human right.This cyberspace fever is still spreading like wildfire to this day. So what exactly is the Internet?
From the earlier technology, including the telegraph, the telephone, radio, television to the recent technology, including the internet and World Wide Web, the electronic media have been very influential to the society. Electronic communication is heavily embedded in every dimension of the people’s lives. Technology has acted as both “hard and soft determinism” in influencing the activities of people in the society. It is important to note that the shift from the literate culture to electronic culture is associated with various social changes and impacts, much of which are triggered by the enthusiastic societal progress towards a computer literate society. The early impacts of electronic culture on society were first proposed by McLuhan in his “global village concept”.