It’s time to reflect, summarise and decipher all the things I’ve learned, gained and loved in BCM110.
For the past 6 weeks I have been briefed on topics relating to the media and it’s uncontrollable control it has over every person that is contacted through any media form. Terms like ‘public sphere’, ‘connotations’ and ‘mythbusting’ have become my best friends and have widened my knowledge on this ever growing concept of media in today’s society.
Media effects, Mythbusting, Public Sphere, Controversial Texts, Children in the Media, Who Controls the Media.
All topics, theories, ideas and concepts we have explored and deciphered. The blog posts done weekly by every student in BCM110 not only made these theories easier to understand and summarise, but gave me personally, a gateway to read how other students interpreted the weekly topics and insight in all forms of media used differently in relation to the topics. This can also be said about the use of Twitter for BCM110 students and tutors, I found it exciting, useful and FUN!
From the 6 weeks, the most influential and interesting topic I found was week 5’s ‘mediated public sphere’. It was most interesting for me to find an example of popular media debated in the mediated public sphere and how it links to criticisms such as commercialisation. My example was the famous series Breaking Bad and it’s influences to societies norm as well as the influence it had on to children by commercialising it’s plot into toys produced by LEGO.
Week 4 also intrigued me greatly, rather, made me think and become passionate about the views society have on controlled media. During this blog post I found myself ranting about the importance of having a controlled media especially after the debate in week 4’s tutorial. I learnt a lot from BCM110 in the first 6 weeks and will continue to learn more exciting things that will further expand my knowledge on media today and it’s role in depicting every aspect of our lives such as morality, children and power.