WEEK 9 – Transnational Subjectivity

Resistance and Revolution

History of Modern Protest – how protest has developed through our history; the ‘dada’ movement – the absurdity of our pointless world. May `68, France. Protest become fluid, complex – for example ‘Anonymous’, when we do not know what are the aims anymore.

‘Resistance is the hallmark of the political subject.’ (Samad dar, 2010, p.133)

The idea that society is in constant movement, things are always shifting and changing, the detorrialisation and retorrialisation.

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WEEK 9 – Screen Culture and Selves

The theories of real, in terms of what is real world, are used all over the world to help understanding people, understanding their minds and also understanding people who are broken in some way. We are discussing them because these ideas have been used to form media studies – it is just interconnecting network of signifiers. Mass media relies completely on signifies everyone understanding them. The signified has to be the same in order for people to make sense, to make meaning.

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From the person behind the camera – Desi Beauty: Henna, Rangoli, Jewellery

Working as a freelance photographer for Culturae Mundi is one of the most exciting experience for me since I started my Master program in Communication, Culture and Media at Coventry University.

Below you can see and enjoy some of the pictures I took at their ‘Beauty Brush Series’ event, including henna tattoos, rangoli art, make up, handmade jewellery and many students from different cultures and nationalities, taking part in ‘experience the colour in all things’.

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WEEK 8 – Exploring Digital Culture

Distributed Agency

What is freedom? What are you ‘free’ to do?

Speak, vote, the opportunity to make choices without external influence. It links the agency. The ability to exercise control, intentionality, forethought, self-regulation and self-reflection. To be an agent is to intentionally make things happen by one’s actions (Bandura)

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WEEK 8 – Transnational Subjectivity

Occupy your mind

Activism – what we can do about the things that concern us.
Anonymous are group, which are trying to protect personal data. Main claim is that anybody may be member of them, they are dynamic – ‘We are coming’, ‘Expect us’
They are part of bigger group – Alter-Globalization (it is not anti-globalism; it is try to create alternatively); another world is possible.

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The function of The Gaze in ‘The Lobster’

As human beings we rely on our vision perception as the most important one of our senses. With our eyes we can look, see, watch, stare, gaze… The range of meaning of the verb “to see” is so vast that a typical thesaurus contains a list of fifty-odd synonyms, among them “to look, glimpse, eye, notice, stare, etc.” All have slightly different shades of connotation. Although it is our dominant sense, it is essential to consider its limitations; some of them are nothing but biological potential as visible spectrum, field of view, angular resolution which is the obvious reason to be easily trapped in visual illusions. However, the ability to see has number of different function in social interaction.

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Why Embracing Negativity

What is Good about the Bad?

Unintentionally I found a book “Understanding Happiness” written by Mick Power, a professor of clinical psychology. At the first moment I thought that it is one of this ‘mantra-books’ that are telling you ‘everything is possible’ and ‘you have the power to change your life’, etc. What grabs my attention after I started to read it was the interpretation approach which describing the negative emotions had explained things as motivation, inspiration and least but not last happiness.

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