Monday, September 11

Blackberry or Crackberry?

A bit of media zen from the medianipple. It just made me laugh. Reminds me of breakfast cerial.

Have you had your crackleberry cerial today? :)

"addiction to technology"

Watch movie (Quicktime, 1.1 min, 5.8 MB)

Original post, from Media Nipple - Visual Communication:

BlackBerry or CrackBerry? These five videos look at how technology and addiction is often presented in broadcast media. Addiction is bad of kids, but good for adults? (Click image - and links below - to view Quicktime video.) This post will not address the realities of technological addiction – if there even is such a thing – and instead we ask these questions: Why is addiction always fearfully presented when describing adolescent usage? And why is addiction always presented like some funny naughty habit with adults? On TV, adult media addiction is like chocolate. If there is tech-addiction, isn’t it bad for everyone? If we believe that kids should not be immersed in technology for extended periods, why is it funny when adults exhibit these same obsessions? One thing is true, if there is no legal stand for adult tech-addiction, there will also be none for kids. And why should there be? The main purpose of media is to self-promote. Media begets more media. And addiction begets more addiction. Go buy some more, who can resist? Consider visual literacy and grow better media communication. tags: VLOG visual LITERACY television MEDIA communication CULTURE

(Via Mefeedia)

4 comments:

jonny goldstein said...

Nothing satisfies like crackberries and soymilk.

Michael Meiser said...

Ewww soymilk.

Imagine if we could even eat our technology, then we'd be truely living on gadgets. :)

The future isn't just in wearable technology, it's in edible technology.

Umm crackleberry serial. Cruncy, never gets soggy. A micro-berry in every byte.

Good for little cyberboys and cybergirls. :)

Michael Meiser said...

Ewww soymilk.

Imagine if we could even eat our technology, then we'd be truely living on gadgets. :)

The future isn't just in wearable technology, it's in edible technology.

Umm crackleberry serial. Cruncy, never gets soggy. A micro-berry in every byte.

Good for little cyberboys and cybergirls. :)

Michael Meiser said...

LOL... blogger screwed up again. Now it's double posting comments too. :)