Category Archives: Blog #2. Manipulation

Hmm…I’ll Have To Try That

Product placement is a huge factor in television and movies alike. Some products can be very noticeable while others sit in the background of a scene. Product placement is designed to get the target audience to go buy the product … Continue reading

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Posterized

Today there are countless mediums in which the media deliver their product to people. People watch, listen to, and read lots of television, podcasts, newspaper, songs, pictures, comics, magazines, or books  products every single day and whether they consume for … Continue reading

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Don’t you want to be as cool as I am?

The media is always there to tell us something, to sell us something, or to convince us of something. For the most part, we are pretty smart (or at least us Trinity Students should be). So how do they convince … Continue reading

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Are there no domestic gods?

On the off chance I ever invent or stumble upon a time machine, I will probably travel back in time and lurk about the 60s. On the whole, I’m pretty into that decade. The music, the fashion, the world events–I … Continue reading

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Short But Not Sweet

Undoubtedly, many manipulative media techniques have been utilized to influence audience reactions. Intuitively, experts in this field should spend a lot of effort research on those techniques to make sure they will work as expected. However, it’s not always true. I … Continue reading

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Your number is closer to zero so you have less friends and I’m better than you

I remember the days when I’d spend hours poring over HTML and CSS documentations so I could edit my Myspace page to make it look like how I want it. However, even with all my hard work and unique minimalistic … Continue reading

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The Media Built It: On the Death of Context

Denny Sollmann, owner of Sollmann Electric Company,  is pissed off at the Prez, and he’d like you to know about it. Speaking directly into the camera, he takes the Barackness to task; “He was trying to say “hey, you didn’t … Continue reading

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