Email texts

Home | Resources | Meeting Minutes | Movie Reviews

Hi guys, here are 4 out of the 6 on my list, will look for the remaining two on Mon. Things to Come gets my vote for now.

Jen

SCIENCE FICTION FILM REVIEWS
War of the Worlds (1953)
H.G. Well's classic novel is brought to life in this tale of alien invasion. The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered some what when they discover it has passengers who are not very friendly. The movie itself is understood better when you consider it was made at the height of the Cold War - just replace Martian with Russian... The Martians unchain a direct assault to our planet, with hundreds of invulnerable ships. The invasion takes place all over the world, and all the major cities are destroyed one after one; even the atomic bomb can't stop them. But, if the humans can't beat them, who can? Maybe something MUCH smaller than them...
Metropolis (1927)
One of the greatest achievements of the silent era; a work so audacious in its vision and so angry in its message that is, if anything, more powerful today than when it was made... one of the great overwrought fantasies of German Expressionism... 21st century city in which the workers labor like robots in their subterranean factories, while the privileged classes dance the night away far above. Son of the ruler falls in love w. a revolutionary; ruler orders mad scientist to create robot with her face to mislead the workers.
Things to Come (1936)
In the year 1936 a global war begins. This war drags out over many decades until most of the people still alive (mostly those born after the war started) do not even know who started it or why. Nothing is being manufactured at all any more and society has broken down into primitive localized communities. In 1966 a great plague wipes out most of what people are left but small numbers still survive. One day a strange aircraft lands at one of these communities and its pilot tells of an organization which is rebuilding civilization and slowly moving across the world re-civilizing these groups of survivors. Great reconstruction takes place over the next few decades and society is once again great and strong. The world's population is now living in underground cities. In the year 2035, on the eve of man's first flight to the moon, a popular uprising against progress (which some people claim has caused the wars of the past) gains support and becomes violent.
Just Imagine (1930)
El Brendel plays a poor sap who is struck by lightning in 1930, and winds up in 1980 New York, where flying Rosenbergs and Goldbergs have replaced earthbound Fords and Chevys. Babies are gotten through vending machines, and a trip to Mars proves Martians to be twins, (Each set has a good over-sexed one, and an evil homicidal one.)
Wonderful World of Tomorrow (1939)
not found
Time Machine (1960)
Awesome tale and very good acting by the lead actor Rod Taylor about a man who travels into a far distant future where all signs of a normal civilized society has been completely wipe out.
Charleston (1927, Renoir)
not found
Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)
A team of international scientists and engineers attempts to build a tunnel under the ocean.

Sun 10/7 5:12 am
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
Jennifer Sweeney

 

The materials on these old pages is all over the place.
Spring 1999 class was focused on effects of multimedia on cultural heritage organizations; I didn't see a lot of useful stuff there.
Fall 1999 looks like it might have some good materials but the links are broken; sent a message to the webmaster but the page is maintained by SIMS berkeley and I'm not sure what kind of response we'll get. Will keep you posted.
Fall 1998 covered political economy, technology and markets, tech and education. More broken links under tech and markets; other materials were interesting but peripheral for our group I think.
In the meantime, here are two links to sources on news media bias, effect of Sept 11 attacks:
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
http://www.fair.org/
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?home_index.html

Jen
Mon 10/8 8:34 am

 

I was supposed to pilfer any useful looking sources from 95 and 94, although I did the one class in 93 as well. A lot of the links were dead, so I ended up looking at a couple of the papers. The first set of works looked like they might be useful. No annotations, since they arenšt my pieces. The second set are ones I thought we might want to include, with some very brief notes from the Orion2 record or the sources themselves.
Works from past classes:
Ferguson, Marjorie. Forever Feminine; Women's Magazines and the Cult of Femininity. London, Heinemann, 1983.
Shevelow, Cathryn. Women and Print Culture; The Construction of Femininity in the Early Periodical. London, Routledge, 1989.
Badikan, Ben H. The Media Monopoly . 4th ed. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.
Bogart, Leo. Press and Public: Who Reads What, When, Where, and Why in American Newspapers . 2nd ed. Hillsdale, NJ: 1989.
Processed World. Bad Attitude: The Processed World Anthology . Eds. Chris Carlsson and Mark Leger. New York: Verso, 1990.
Gans, Herbert J. Deciding What's News. New York: Vintage Books, 1980.
***********
My thoughts on things to include in the bibliography. Notes field comes from the Orion2 catalog description or from the source itself. I'll annotate those resources we deem worthy.
Title: Black noise : rap music and black culture in contemporary America / Tricia Rose. Published/distributed: [Middletown, Conn.] : Wesleyan University Press ; Hanover, NH : Published by University Press of New England, c1994.
Microphone fiends : youth music & youth culture / edited by Andrew Ross & Tricia Rose. Published/distributed: New York : Routledge, 1994. Notes: Essays and interviews. The essays originated in a conference held at Princeton University, Nov. 1992, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Studies Program. Includes bibliographical references.
Title: Covering Islam : how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world / Edward W. Said. Published/distributed: New York : Pantheon Books, c1981. Notes from bn.com: From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world.
Title: Orientalism / Edward W. Said. Published/distributed: New York : Pantheon Books, c1978. Description from The Reader's Catalog While not strictly speaking anthropology, Said's discussion of how "the Orient" was constructed by Westerners as an explanation of the nature of the West has had enormous influence on how people write about non-Western cultures
Title: Peace and its discontents : essays on Palestine in the Middle East peace process / by Edward W. Said ; with a preface by Christopher Hitchens. Published/distributed: New York : Vintage Books, 1995. From the Publisher Ever since Yasir Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shook hands on the White House lawn, Israel and the Palestinian people have been engaged in what commentators persist in calling "the peace process." Yet Israel remains racked by violence and continuing land seizures, and Palestinians are more demoralized than ever before. Now in this probing and impassioned book, one of our foremost Palestinian-American intellectuals explains why the much-vaunted process has yet to produce peace - and is unlikely to as presently constituted. Whether Edward Said is addressing the fatal flaws in the PLO's bargain, denouncing fundamentalists on both sides of the religious divide, or calling our attention to the distortions in official coverage of the Arab world, he offers insights beyond the conventional wisdom and a sympathy that extends to both Israelis and Palestinians.
Title: The Guerrilla Girls' bedside companion to the history of Western art / by the Guerrilla Girls. Published/distributed: New York : Penguin Books, 1998. Notes: Take a romp through the last two thousand years of Western Art with the Guerrilla Girls as your guides. Find answers to questions like these: Who put all those naked men in the classical sections of museums? Why did nuns have more fun in medieval times? Did a girl have to cross dress for success in the 19th century? How far does a female have to go from her home to become an artist? Why were the modern Masters more interested in painting prostitutes than Suffragettes? Read about the fascinating lives of the women artists who were able to make it, despite incredible social obstacles and sexist art historians
Title: Between God and gangsta rap : bearing witness to Black culture / Michael Eric Dyson. Published/distributed: New York : Oxford Unviersity Press, 1996.
Title: Yo' mama's disfunktional! : fighting the culture wars in urban America / Robin D.G. Kelley. Published/distributed: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c1997.
Title: Race rebels : culture, politics, and the Black working class / Robin D.G. Kelley. Published/distributed: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994. Notes: The book includes a perceptive discussion of the 1963 Birmingham struggle, recognizing that although the protests involved the African American community's middle class, lower income people also resisted segregation on their own terms. . . . The author creatively weaves together questions of political and cultural history, ranging from the participation of blacks in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade to the oppositional implications of the zoot suit phenomenon amonginner city youth during WW II. In the last chapter Kelley considers the significance of aspects of 1990s black popular culture such as gangsta rap. This is a wide-ranging, challenging book that deserves attention by anyone seriously interested in African American culture.

Red Rock Eater News Service
http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/people/pagre/rre.html
http://commons.somewhere.com/rre/
The Red Rock Eater News Service (RRE) is a mailing list organized by Phil Agre <pagre@ucla.edu>. Subscribers to the list receive about five messages a week. These messages have no single format; they simply contain whatever I find interesting. RRE is not a discussion list. Topics. These days most of the messages concern the social and political aspects of computing and networking. [And the attacks with tons of links ]
Independent media center
http://www.indymedia.org/
[from their web page] Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth.
Title: Burn! / director, Gillo Pontecorvo ; 1969, c1968 ; United States : Distributed by the Voyager Company, c1991. summary: "That's The Logic Of Profit, Isn't It?" In the 1830's, the island of Quemada in the Antilles is a Portuguese colony - that is, until an English agent provocateur arrives and inspires the black slaves to rise and expel the colonial authorities. However, as is always the way with revolutions, a group of middle-class power brokers seizes political control and the people's aspirations are betrayed. Ten years pass, and the sugar industry now requires peace and stability on Quemada. The continuing guerilla campaign by the dispossessed blacks is harming profits. The very same English adventurer is once more despatched to the island, this time to hunt down and eradicate the revolutionaries he created.
The Battle of Algiers / director, Gillo Pontecorvo Battaglia di Algeri, La (1965) Summary: A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms peace, annie 10/8 10:33 pm

peace,
annie
10/8 10:33 pm

Hey everyone,
I was looking at the Working Group from Winter 2001 and Fall 1999 (apparently there wasn't a class in 2000). There was one group that dealt with Media View of the librarianship world. Most of the resources on that site pretty much addresses their subject. Another group of 2001 dealt with technology and information and how it impact education. Pretty interesting, but again there wasn't that much that would pertain to our topic. However, Tony Lopez' paper "Biometrics and Law Enforcement..." can be somewhat relevant. I printed it out just in case any of you would like to take a look at it tomorrow. Fall 1999's Working Group on Creative Arts might have some relevant things in their reading list. Most deal with music however. There was one Working Group that had a dead link that was entitled "Cinema as a Mirror of Society"-- sounds relevant, we can ask Howard about after class.
That's about it. Reporting out.

Liza
10/9 6:12 pm

Plot Summary for Frau im Mond (1929)
A scientist discovers that there's gold on the moon, he builds a rocket to fly there, but there's too much rivalry among the crew to have a sucessful expedition.
Summary written by Stephan Eichenberg {eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de}
Thirty years ago, at a scientific conference, Prof. Manfeldt presented his theory on the existence of gold on the Moon. It was greeted with laughter by the assembled academics. Today, Herr Helius has ambitious plans to build a spaceship... and take it to the Moon! Windegger, his chief engineer, will be going, and so will Prof. Manfeldt, now living in a cramped garret alone with his theory. But there are disagreements with the financiers who insist that their man Turner also accompany the flight... The unmanned Rocket H 32 brings back valuable information from the dark side of the Moon. Helius is upset by the news of Windegger's engagement to the pretty Friede. And the financiers have a secret agenda: to control the world's gold supply... Finally, the Spaceship "Friede" is ready as it rolls out on its gantry for takeoff. The staged rocket works as planned, but the acceleration is fierce. As they approach the Moon, they discover a stowaway on board, Gustav, a little boy...


Summary written by David Carless
Date: 23 July 2001
Summary: Truly the first serious space movie As Martin Sheen said in the fine documentary "Space," this movie deals seriously with almost every aspect of a flight to the moon. It makes some dreadful errors that, even in 1929, could and should have been avoided (an atmosphere on the moon, for example). But, it nevertheless treats the subject and the viewer with respect. When I saw this movie at a New York revival house, a live pianist provided the silent film's accompaniment. I encourage you to see it this way, as that somehow made it even easier to put myself in the place of an early 20'th century filmgoer, and see this fine movie for what it was. The story is light, but the beckoning mystery of outer space is captured in a way that will make you feel you know something more than you used to about the people who made, and first saw, these images. And, when you do, remember that real space flight was 30 _years_ away. (Later, you might ponder that the first lunar landing is now _more_ than 30 years ago, but do that after you enjoy this sweet look at, as Fred Pohl put it in another, related, context, "the way the future was.") One extra bit of advice: Keep your ears open at the moment of launch. All of the effects in this movie are, naturally, simple and gray-haired. Nevertheless, when the rocket actually took off, my audience gave an audible reaction because, I think, Lang decided to emphasize an aspect of what a rocket is, and what it can do, that virtually all later film-makers have decided to ignore. They should see this movie, and learn a little something.

Plot Summary for Aelita (1924)
Bolshevik propaganda : the comparison between 1921's Russia, and a capitalistic planet Mars. Engineer Los is building a spaceship to reach Mars. He is in love with Aelita, the regent, who he met in his dreams. In real life, his wife Natacha takes care of refugees.

Summary written by Yepok
Date: 28 January 1999
Summary: Propaganda garbage with unintentional hilarious results. A dedicated Russian Scientist dreams of going to Mars. He eventually gets there but it takes the whole film before we are able to have a laugh at the Russian style of Revolution in Mars.

Plot Summary for Plančte sauvage, La (1973)
This film takes place on a faraway planet where giants rule, and tiny humanoids must fight for their lives and their equality. A metaphor of class struggles.

Summary written by Philip Brubaker D
ate: 8 September 1998
Summary: A to-see cartoon Very nice cartoon with good animation and a very intelligent subject. A bit of Swift (Gulliver) in a modern key, with allusions to contemporary events, but with many fruition levels.

from Orion2: Title: You can't get there from here : ephemeral films, 1946-1960 / producers, Richard
Prelinger, Robert Stein. Published/distributed: 1988, c1987. Notes: Contents: [Report to home builders--excerpt]. 1946 -- [Shy guy--excerpt]. 1947 -- [Are you popular?--excerpts]. 1947 -- [Technicolor for industrial films--excerpts]. [ca. 1949] -- [Meet King Joe--excerpts]. 1949 -- [Dating: do's and don'ts--excerpt]. 1949 -- [The last date--excerpt]. 1950 -- [A date with your family]. 1950 -- [Treasures for the making--excerpt]. 1951 -- [What to do on a date --excerpt]. 1951 -- [A Young man's fancy--excerpts]. 1952 -- [Eisenhower for President]. 1952 -- [Mother takes a holiday--excerpt]. 1952 -- [Sniffles and sneezes--excerpt]. 1955 -- [Two-Ford freedom--excerpt]. 1956 -- [Design for dreaming. 1956] -- [The relaxed wife--excerpt]. 1957 -- [American look--excerpt]. 1958 -- [A wonderful new world of Fords]. 1960. Copyright: Richard Prelinger, 1987.

Genre/form: Animation. Documentaries and factual films and video. Shorts.

Other Entries:
Report to home builders--excerpt.
Shy guy--excerpt. Are you popular?--excerpts.
Technicolor for industrial films--excerpts.
Meet King Joe--excerpts. Dating : Last date--excerpt.
Date with your family. Treasures for the making--excerpt.
What to do on a date--excerpt.
Young man's fancy--excerpts.
Eisenhower for President. Mother takes a holiday--excerpt.
Sniffles and sneezes--excerpt.
Two-Ford freedom--excerpt.
Design for dreaming. Relaxed wife--excerpt.
American look--excerpt.
Wonderful new world of Fords.

will have to keep looking for:
New horizons: ephemeral films, 1931-45

annie
10/10 2:19 pm

Howard-
Janet Kaaya
Shauna Redmond
Anna Liza Posas
Jennifer Sweeney
Annie Zeidman
are the mass media and... group. Shauna is our webmaster. we are working on narrowing the focus of our group.

Annie
10/10 4:24

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO OUR NEWEST GROUP MEMBER-- I CANNOT FIND HER EMAIL ADDRESS (and I am sorry I forgot her name- my apologies)
Hey everyone, I looked on Orion2 to see if UCLA owned either one of our movie preferences "Things To Come" or "You Can't Get There From Here" in film format. I only found them in print (books, scripts...). I found "Things to Come" by looking at the LAPL website, they have a version at the Eagle Rock Branch and Platt Branch... anybody? Anyway, I don't think they interlibrary loan VCR's. I looked on the Blockbuster site and they don't currently rent "You Can't Get There From Here", and I checked to see if they have "Things to Come" around me- they don't. Does someone else want to try? There are a couple other small video stores by me that I can check this weekend. I don't have the list of movies with me or else I would have checked other titles.
Shauna, I had a late start. I will try to work on the webstuff right now, but I plan to come in on the weekend to do it- (Annie can I hitch a ride with you Sunday?)
Also I think I will focus my interest to Mass Media and Cultural Exploitation. This came across when I saw this horrible website titled "in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" It was riddled with the South Pacific stereotypes which included "exotic" drinks with pink umbrellas and "exotic" women who wear "not much more than a warm smile". ANYWAY (now off my soapbox), I was thinking of doing a simple choronology (maybe going back 30 years or so, roughly a generation) of the depiction or view of certain ethnics group as seen in magazine ad's/commericals, news, and movies. I know it is still pretty general, but maybe some one can provide constructive crticism and suggestions. Of course, this can be a solo contribution or a sub-group thing. I am open.
That's it!!!

Liza
10/12 3:52 pm

Hi all
Thanks to Shauna for forwarding Liza's message to me. And Liza, many thanks for the information. I have searched ORION 2 (Film & TV database) - it seems that both of the movies ('Things to come' and 'You can't get there from here') are available. But I am afraid they are available for on site viewing only (need 24 hr notice) at the Film & TV Archive (Powell Library), and the center opens Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm. Probably we should explore whether the Library can give us a favor ... or we seek MIT's staff assistance (they might borrow the videos for us).
Possible ALTERNATIVE movies: Last weekend (at a BBQ party) I was talking to a colleague and her boyfriend... we ended up talking about science fiction (they both love sf movies). I am pasting below the message she sent me about 'Metropolis' (1926/7) and 'Dark City' (1998) ... with 2 web links relating to these movies. Both are also available at UCLA's Library's Film & TV Archive.
Good weekend

Janet

Hi Janet! Rick found two links about the movies we had talked about (Metropolis and Dark City). Also there will be a screening of Metropolis (possibly the restored version) at USC on the 15th, if you can go. The info Rick sent me is below.
Bye,
Francesca
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 03:08:04 -0400 (EDT) From: CineStudy@aol.com Subject: SCI FI INFO To: fmarini@ucla.edu
First here are two important links and USC screening info:
Dark City: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0118929
There is a great DVD on Dark City and Roger Ebert does the commentary on=20 this highly underrated important SCI fi film
Metropolis: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0017136
Film Festival Focuses on Architecture=A0 =A0=A0
How's this for the title of a film festival: Wild Walls. Pique your interest? If you're at all intrigued by the intersection of=20 architecture and cinema, make a point to visit an unusual 10-day film=20 festival being staged by the USC School of Fine Arts and the MAK Center for=20 Art and Architecture. Among the other films screening during the festival are Fritz Lang's 1922=20 classic, "Metropolis," on Oct. 15 (This should be the restored print as it came from Berlin) Information about the festival, which is free to the public, call USC at=20 (213) 740-2787 or the MAK Center at (323) 651-1510.

Janet
10/12 11:31 pm

sorry for sending Liza's email to everyone twice. Is there a chance we can go see metropolis on Monday in a real theater? might be worth picking the movie just for that reason .
I'm flexible about the movie. it doesn't seem as though any of them (from the list) is about our topic, so perhaps we should just pick one that's easy to see?

annie
10/14 7:01 pm

ok. so given the short notice, let's not worry about seeing Metropolis on monday. but plan on a viewing on the 17th, as we discussed in class. we need to order it from the video collection by monday or tuesday. perhaps Liza can try to get Metropolis, Things to come and You can't get there from here ordered for us?

annie

Hey, Groupies.
I am working on my list and some web stuff right now.
Meanwhile, I am unable to to see Metropolis tomorrow. Mondays are bad days for me schedule-wise. I am all tied up with work/class (from 7 am to 10 pm). If you all (or some sub-group thereof) are planning to go see it, I will just have to arrange to rent it or see it on my own some other time.....let me know what you decide.
Thanks!

Shauna
10/14/01 8:14 PM

Fine w. me; go ahead! I will find a way to see Metropolis somehow up here.

Jen

Hi, Anna Liza. I haven't made a navigation bar or included any content or "design" stuff; here is what I have done so far--nothing fancy (yet). I don't know if everybody wants a more "individual" looking web page for themselves. Anyway let me know what you think of the basic mechanics.

Shauna
10:11 PM 10/14/01

Hi Shauna, I apologize for checking the document so late, but I just found out that I am not able to open your attachment. Are you in class tonight? I will be here for the next hour or so. If you don't see me in the MIT lab, then I am most likely upstairs in Natalie Cole's office, it's on the same side as Besser's office, next ot Sid Berger. Anyway, I think we should have a unified look for out website. I think it will make it easier to design and read. If we do break up in to different subjects, we can do the breakdown within one interface. Do you know what I mean? Anyway, I will talk to you later.

Liza
October 15, 2001 6:02 PM

Hi guys,
I sent the mission paragraph to Janet this morning but haven't gotten her comments yet; will forward that as soon as I hear from her. Here are some sources for my section on privacy. These are links to websites of organizations concerned w. various aspects of privacy; I've included some explanatory material too. I could send you this in html and you could edit it to match the rest of the site's style; would that be easier for you Shauna/Liza? Let me know. Will send some more reading soon.

Jennifer
*****************
Internet Sources on Privacy
Epic.org : Electronic Privacy Information Center
http://www.epic.org
EPIC presents information on electronic privacy, cyberliberties, computer security, and privacy of personal information records. Emphasis is on the United States, but there are links to international information as well. Included at epic.org are news reports, policy statements, newsletters, bibliographies, and links to web sites on: ---privacy protection ---computer security ---data encryption ---free speech, censorship and the Internet ---wiretapping, cell phone location tracking, national security surveillance ---privacy of personal and consumer information and records (drivers records, school records, social security numbers, direct marketing, etc.) ---freedom of information act, government secrecy Also offered are: ---links to practical privacy tools (remailers, anonymizes, cookie busters, voice privacy, pretty good privacy, etc.) ---tracking of pending legislation in the U.S. Congres on privacy and cyberliberties ---federal government documents released as result of FOIA requests (for example, documents on the Carnivore surveillance system)
Privacy International
http://www.privacyinternational.org
Privacy International's web site presents news, documents, reports, and information on privacy issues including wiretapping, ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, anonymous digital money, computerized personal data files, outsourcing, police information systems, and medical privacy. Privacy and Human Rights has brief country reports on privacy laws and practices. Announcements of PI's Big Brother awards (awarded to the companies, government agencies and individuals that have most directly undercut privacy) are posted. "Privacy International (PI) is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments and corporations. PI is based in London, England, and has an office in Washington, D.C." [Terms leading to related resources]
American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org
The ACLU offers information about civil liberties issues and about the activities of the ACLU. For issues the ACLU web site provides ACLU statements, information about current court cases and legislation, and more. The Privacy section presents information about easy access to personal data (medical records, social security numbers, and more), government databases of personal information, and current data privacy rights campaigns and legislation.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
http://www.eff.org
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) "is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression in the arena of computers and the Internet." The EFF web site offers information about free speech online, online privacy, and Internet copyright issues.

Jennifer Sweeney
October 22, 2001 3:03 PM

Hello Shauna,
This is the work I have done so far. I added links for the "meeting minutes" and the "movie reviews". Also, Annie advised that we keep our files names short with no spaces (for instance Group Members.html) she says this could cause a navigational error, so I changed some of the file names. Anyway, here they are. I also added information on our resources page. See you later.

Liza
Monday, October 22, 2001 6:19 PM

Group-
I tried to find concise articles that were available online so you'd all have access. I hope this works: http://skipper.gseis.ucla.edu/students/azeidman/209/reading10_24.html
forgive the ugly URL. and feel free to CALL me if the links aren't working for you. I tried to put them all on our server so that it would be easy for everyone. sorry for the late distribution.

annie
Monday, October 22, 2001 10:42 PM

IS 209, Fall 2001 Focus Group: Mass Media Impact on Public Perception
Topic and Goals
Our perception of information presented in the mass media is shaped by obvious factors such as cultural bias, corporate influence, and other social forces, but also by less measurable aspects of presentation such as timing, repetition, and selectivity. This group will examine from several perspectives how these factors affect the public's perception of events, via commentary, fiction, art, and other objects in newspaper, magazine, television, film, video, music, and other types of media. The group's overall goal is to explore this topic from several avenues, and look for common themes among them.

Individual topics include: - Perception of privacy in the media - [How the mass media reduce invisibility of phenomena or increase transparency] - somewhat related to privacy [insert the rest of the individual topics here]

Jennifer
October 23, 2001 5:27 AM

Top