237.130_A2_Wk1_Task3E_Locating relevant credible material

 

I was bored of reading so I found moving images

As stated in Task 2a. the question requires me to:

Research a range of historic and contemporary visual images that used a range of visual technologies. To the context of these visual technologies, Apply the idea that people create images to shape versions of the wider world. Again, apply the idea that this gives people a filtered access to knowledge and information for the viewer and explain the ways this occurs.

I began by searching “Global Village” (a concept addressed by Mirzeoff) into Youtube. This led me to interesting interviews with Marshall Mcluhan about his theories about media at the time (1965). The two Youtube clips of CBC TV interviews offer a useful revolution-like view of the world at the time- transitioning from books to visual media.

The second resource, a vimeo film for “The Guardian”, was a fictional manifestation of our current societies fear that machines could take over our employment. Like McLuhan, “The Last Job on Earth” hopes to make some prediction to what shape technology will leave future earth. The animation raised important concerns that could be researched or applied to contemporary technology purposes. Such as: what do humans do that machines cannot, the overall quality of life being improved or stunted by machines, and can you actually predict the state the world will be in 30 years? Do we fear the future, even the existing progressions technology is making.

Credibility of resources:

Youtube clips: They were originally sourced from CBC TV clips but Youtube clips can be uploaded by anyone and the channels were not associated with anything official. But that person being interviewed is Marshall McLuhan and the theories he talks about are discussed by Mirzeoff.

Vimeo: The video was published for ” The Guardian”, Linked to this article http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/feb/17/automation-may-mean-a-post-work-society-but-we-shouldnt-be-afraid . The article was based on a journalist’s opinion that “A low-work society is only a dystopia if the social system is geared to distributing rewards via work”. The piece is a reflection of someone else’s research. It’s value would be in leading to other ideas about the future of contemporary technology.

Sources:

The Last Job on Earth. Dir. Moth Collective. Vimeo. The Guardian, 2016. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.

Walofenton. “CBC TV – Take 30 (Program) – McLuhan Predicts ‘world Connectivity’ 1965.” YouTube. YouTube, 30 Mar. 2010. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.

Healthcarefuture. “Marshall McLuhan – The World Is a Global Village (CBC TV).” YouTube. YouTube, 24 Mar. 2009. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.

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