Redefining Social Media into Social Communication

What Is Social Media? Social media is about platforms, channels, networks, wireframes. It’s about the people and corporations who create and maintain these spaces that become social places. Thus, to know social media, one must know the businesses and their capitalist impetousness toward profit. Social media is multimodal. It combines writing, drawing, speaking, photographing, filming,Continue reading “Redefining Social Media into Social Communication”

Making Sense of Cinema Anthology

Edited by Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious to Me) and myself, Bloomsbury Academic will release Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship on February 25, 2016. Making Sense of Cinema is an anthology collecting empirical studies that display different methods for studying real film spectators engaging with real films. Film studies hasContinue reading “Making Sense of Cinema Anthology”

Cultivation theory, media socialization and adolescents’ identity formation

(Originally a class paper written in 2003, with the full paper, including references, found here.  Related thinking on this topic can be found here.) When a farmer plants a field of corn, he must provide several environmental conditions to ensure it grows. There must be ample sunlight, water, and fertilizer. The temperature should neither beContinue reading “Cultivation theory, media socialization and adolescents’ identity formation”