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105 MC- Actice audience

 Individual work- Gisele

For this weeks assignment, we had to take something from our cabinet of curiosity and answer these questions:

  • The negative effect it has on the society and a volunurable audience
  • How it influences a volnrable audience.

For my idea, i decided to do a music video. My reason for choosing this idea was because nowadays music videos are very contraversal, many people tend to listen to it and from listening to it, they get influenced in soo many different ways.

Music videos

What is a music video?

A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music/song. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings.

How can it influence the mind of an audience

Nowadays, music videos influence people in soo many different ways, especially the younger generation. For young children, this effect can be extremely damaging. Young children often have trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy, right and wrong. They do not have enough personal experience to compare what they see on TV with real life.

Negative effect

music videos and the lyrics that go along with the music of this century are greatly influencing  youths  in negative ways. It is portraying the use of alcohol and drugs as both normal and acceptable, and also glorifying it. It is showing young women wearing provocative clothing, and promoting pre-marital sex. It is also teaching the youth of gangs, weapons, and violent behaviors such as murder and suicide as everyday activities. It is teaching the youth to grow up and face a reality that they are not responsible for knowing.

Positive effect

The right song can put anybody in a better mood and soothe emotional turmoil. We all go through our phases, and most people will turn to certain songs to improve their moods. The main reason behind this phenomenon is that music has the ability to verbalize and express our feelings better than any other medium. Additionally, we have favorite songs for particular situations because we tune into the melodies that capture our vibe the best.

To enhance the relationship between your emotional state and music, try creating associations among songs and moods. This way, when you feel a certain way, you will know exactly which song or CD to listen to in order to give you the lift or the calm you need in any given moment.

In conclusion, i will say music video can be good and also bad at the same time. it can help us in so many different ways wheres as also teach us bad things at the same time.


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Media Diaries

The idea of keeping a diary is nothing new. It has been around for thousands of years and has provided a powerful insight into peoples daily lives for up and coming generations. It has helped us understand what people used their spare time for, what they had for lunch, how much exercise they did and so on. As it was an un-mediated and un-compulsory form text, any one could compile one and there were no rules or guide lines for them. It is a truly creative insight into someones mind.

But what would someone in a few hundred or thousand years time think of ours if we were to complete one now? Most people would probably write a lot less nowadays than what they did even a few decades ago. ‘Why is this?’ you might be thinking. Well, it could be down to any number of things. As we live in a much more media orientated world today, we are soaking so much more information up than we have ever done. We are being influenced so much by advertising and a lot more of our time is being bought. This could be through many different means such as gaming, television, cinema and any other form of media. The big companies know this and they exploit that weakness that we all have. Another reason why we might not be writing so much down these days could simply be that people have become more lazy than a few generations ago. There is such an overwhelming amount of information that we can get hold of these days that our lives become saturated with it. We don’t really know what we are looking for, there for we will never really find it.

It may sound like I have gone a little bit off track there, but it all adds up to something. From this we were asked to see just how much media we really do soak up. Is it really as much as we thought it would be? Or is it a whole lot less than we have been told it is? And by the term ‘media’, we meant many different forms. It could be the afore mentioned forms, but this also includes radio, newspapers, the internet, music, books, DVD’s and so on. There is simply an overwhelming amount of forms that could be included in this list that it would almost be impossible to type them all.

After compiling my diary, it was clear to me that my whole life has been infected with media. I knew before doing this that it would be a lot, but after writing it all down on a piece of paper, I was astounded by simply how much of my day to day life is taken up by taking in these different elements. A considerable amount of it would be through using the internet. This is pretty much the first and last thing that I do with my day, just after I have woken up up, right up until before I go to bed. It is almost worrying how much time I spend on the computer.


Below is a list of our groups media diaries. Even though we all come from different backgrounds and upbringings, they should probably all be very similar.

Cabinet of curiosity


It was the name of the collections of those who were quite place of storage in the Renaissance periods, but also exposure to all sorts of objects expressed themselves a certain taste for undiscovered and heteroclit. Could be seen there medal, antiques, animals, clams, insects, shells and even work of art. It is said that have played an essential role in the development of the sciences, particulary through the dissemination of illustrated catalogues, which allowed scientists to know news located away from them. Some more Frenchmen were traces of superstition and eras. Blood samples were exposed by the dragon skeletons of animals, imaginary mythological times such as unicorn. The oldest cabinet of curiosities seems to be that of his Ole Worm (1588-1654), whose book was published with great success in 1655. Sir Hans Sloane made out of the Cabinet of curiosity or germ of a famous institutions, British Museum. The content was organised in several distinct groups, whose Latin name pretty much tells us not to call upon more detailed explanation: “artificialia”, “naturalia”,”exotic”, “scientifica”. Cabinets of curiosity were replaced by official institutions, primarily by the museums, but also of the traditional collections, still important in areeas such as entomologia( which deals with insects) and the mystique of science conchiliologia, shellfish and shells.


Our group find the cabinet of curiosity very interesting because it`s a traditional way to comunicate the direct feelings. We can keep our opinios and taste in art and still be original. We think that having a private space in which we can develop our hobby it`s beautiful. The best way to comunicate is by writing and the globalization of the free speach is amazing. We can still collect our favourite things in a cabinet and share them with curious people. We can watch televison and listen to music on Youtube and sense the difference between the truth and lie. The similarities of our cabinet of curiosity are the links on Youtube, the music, Facebook. Facebook is a media object that powers the lust to comunicate. It is on the far the most active form of comunication. It is colloquially, useful and easy to use. Besides the other forms of comunication, it doesn`t keep acount of age or taste, it`s approaching people. We organize our thoughts by writing messages concise and publish any materials that we give in the cat out of our personality. The only downside that makes us sad it`s that, like any other form of comunication, it`s cold and distant. We risc all the time the understandind of the message, but in other news it`s great. We definitely recommend it and we think that we have every time the curiosity to access the site.


For this weeks seminar, our main topic was based on the assignment we recieved last week. We talked about what each group did, and a couple of the groups had some good ideas on what they did, for eaxample  one group did something about Who hates Justin Bieber. Looking at this, i think lots of people might have had something to say as he is a new, young and talented artist. We also looked at the assignment given to us today and discused what we had to do and how we had to do it which was very helpful as some of us were unclear on what they needed to do. we also talked about what we were going to do next week, which is related to todays assignment on something from our cabinet of curiosity, so hopefully by next week we will have more to addd on what happened and what everyone came up with.