An open mind allows us to see what the eyes are blind to.
Like, breathing anew or seeing colour for the first time, BCM110 research, probing, and concepts and investigating diverse perspectives, challenged & changed the way I perceived the information we helplessly immerse ourselves in.
The only way we are strengthen, nourish and advanced is through challenging certain perceptions and beliefs.
Learning to see differently, with a clean yet sophisticated lens is more valuable than gold. “Education is the most powerful Weapon.”
(Personally) Thought-provoking and challenging notions that allow the eyes to transcend its ability, helpful in this evolving contemporary society, involved:
And how they inevitably correlate with moral panic, which threatens societal values
The media is undoubtedly an influential force. The flawed perception of media, is that the media controls beliefs, actions of society and spirals personal issues by being manipulated by what we see. Media isn’t the sole perpetrator- underlying issues connect deeper than the media.
These array of media effect on society, unravel a debate in the interactive public sphere through blogs, twitter, articles, newspapers, online forums, news like: Miley-discussion or British Reality controversy.
The public Sphere balances out the control of the media, allows a free flow of opinions, ideas and beliefs in a liberal society.
We matter and our voices are heard and we educate other individuals within the public Sphere.Through this, I appreciate conflicting opinions as they allow me to perceive differently on issues and on current beliefs, allowing subjects to be beautifully seen in a new light I was not aware of.
the way we interpret media, images (semiotics) and news is our lifeline for surviving, without being victimized to personal issues such as low self-esteem or believing a biased opinion and being persuaded by lies.
Interpreting photographs rely on experiences, knowledge, social culture, and ideological perspective. What we see, we delve deeper into through our connotations- allow us a personal/shared understanding.
The media recreates our beliefs and opinions. Our Beliefs are a part of us- beliefs are precious jewels:
“When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts”
– Michael Ende
the media concepts all affect the notion of our beliefs.
We are prisoners by what we believe. I’m grateful for the challenge and enhacing my perception on issues that relate to the whole of society.
Media can be a negative influence, if you become thoughtlessly subjected. But, media can also be used to support, educate and nourish our world of topics that enhance our desire like (Eric Thomas) or acknowledge our world with international issues (like female genital mutilation.
It’s not about limiting media sources, but how you interpret what you see and questioning what we are meant to believe. Education is our sword to defeat harmful beliefs.
I loved the passion and work and thoughts, BCM110 extracted in me but also in others. I admired the challenging and new perceptions with diverse blogs and informative comments.