It is quite boring and tedious, to study a subject that is far from your interest. However, some media tools make this process a lot easier. And I think it’s well worth to appreciate them. What I feel thankful this week is Crash Course, educational youtube channel. It has numerous subjects and many series about the each specific subject. World history, biology, chemistry, psychology, economy, astronomy, literature and many more.
As I was watching about the subjects I’m not an erudite, they catalyse me to cover my missing knowledge although they are probably design for teenagers.
Elaborately prepared and presented episodes keep my attention and teach it effectively, plus, they stimulate further questions around the topics. They are so much more than mediocre educational videos.
Meanwhile, You don’t have to pay fro watching videos. Hence, you can watch freely.
According to the theory of Richard Dawkins memes just like genes have no purpose beyond their own reproduction. Important contribution to Theory of Meme is done by computer programmer Richard Brodie “who defines the meme as the virus of the mind, and who identifies three method of infection: repetition, cognitive dissonance, and Trojan Horses. The most effective way to insert meme into mind is the repetition. A brief glance at the modern communication, from advertising to the media’s obsessive repetition of keywords such as “terrorist” and “crisis” easily enables us to understand this process.” (Campenelli, Vito. Web Aesthetics: How Digital Media Affect Culture and Society)
Without doubts, the ability of instant sharing is a bloom in media history. It allows people to express themselves and their environment in a very organic and spontaneous way. The synchronisation of the real-time activity and its digital representation make the process more attractive and artistic. Rather than designing the order, the opportunity to go spontaneously give people to be more expressive.
There are types of instant photo sharing as I experienced. I can call one type as an impulsive sharing that is used for expressing surprised, shocked. This way is based on proof presenting.
The other type is showing the experience, environment or a subject that is attractive, interesting or engaging to your story.
Another type is showing yourself in the experience.