This workshop engages participants in key explorations about the hyper-consumer environment we all inhabit. What part does the media play in influencing perceptions of ourselves, each other, and the world around us?
Reexamine your routine response to media saturation and visual bombardment with games, experiments, screenings, and activities. Discover the aggressive and sophisticated strategies employed by advertisers and media-makers to compete for your attention and engagement. We will delve into the sociological implications of portraying excessive amounts of violence, sex, stereotypes, and product placements in film, video games, and music videos. Enhance your critical awareness of the compelling and ever-present nature of media as it exists in our mental and physical world.