Note 1: all essays should draw substantially on the events, ideas and materials discussed on ARTS3091.
Note 2: we prefer on this course not to read essays that are fairly generally on “social media” (including Facebook etc) or “mobile phones”. Although we do discuss these in class, this course has other emphases.
Please choose one topic only on which to write your essay:
- What are some of the futures one could imagine for media and/or communications? From your engagement with the course, take one or two specific examples of emerging media and communications technologies and/or new understandings of what it is that media and communications do. Discuss where these examples might be taking both thinking about and working with media and communications within the next 5-10 years.
- How are media and communications changing the world? Choose one or two examples from your engagement with the course that are important with regard to changes within the broader world. You could, for example, choose from the changes involving: work and money, politics, relationships, social organisation, health, science or education. Discussing your chosen examples, consider how much of what is happening in these aspects of the world is now driven by events in media and communications. How much will be driven by them in the future? What difference will this make to the wider world? How will the changes in the areas you have chosen to discuss lead to changes beyond these areas?
- Consider media in an “expanded field”—media and communications thought/discovered far more broadly that we might have thought perhaps 20 or 30 years ago. How much is the entire world one of mediums for the ‘transmission of influences’ (as Alfred Whitehead wrote). Discussing one or two examples of some unusual understandings of where we might find media and communications, or what it is they might do. What are these examples teaching us about media and communications and, in the end, about the world, others, and perhaps ourselves?
- How does thinking about media and communications differently change what we do with and through them? Compare at least two different concepts of media and/or communications, drawn from your engagement with the course. How do these reflect different understandings of how the world (and we) work? Use your discussion of these examples to further discuss the changing relations between the way we think media and communications, the media and communications technologies and techniques we develop, and the way we move/change with the world in which we live?
The life of a celebrity compared to an average person’s life is very different. A rich person lives a more luxuries lifestyle than the average person does. The average person usually only owns a single home where as someone of wealth may own several homes. The normal person is not as fortunate as someone who is rich and can sometimes be envious of what the elite own. The average salary for a middle class family is $60,000 to $85,000 the minimum amount of money you need to live a comfortable lifestyle these days is around $50,000. In order to be considered wealthy it is over a million dollars and with that amount of money you can buy almost anything you want and never have to work again, that is if you are careful with your finances. A rich celebrity on television usually owns a couple of luxurious homes all over the world that’s why we get excited watching them on television and showing all that they own. We, as the viewers, are interested to see what the rich have spent their money on. While we are also jeal>GET ANSWER