Consuming Images

Consuming Images

Downloadable Video - 2006
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This program looks at a society inundated with visual images. From billboards to bus stops, from rock videos to newsstands, mass-produced images have become the very air we breathe. What is this cultural atmosphere saying to us and about us? Why should we care? Ever since the pioneers of public relations and advertising spoke about the "engineering of consent," social critics have analyzed its effects. For some, it reveals pure manipulation-the appropriation of language and meaning, the trivializing of life and thought. For others, it is the dawning of a new era-the printed word is dead and art and commerce are now joined in ever more sophisticated ways
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1989
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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