Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Persuaders

-"The Persuaders" begins by questioning the increase in the amount of advertising we typically encounter in our daily lives. How would you assess the amount of advertising you see? Too much? Too little? Just right? In your view, what difference does it make to know that people today see much more advertising in their daily lives than people 20 or 30 years ago?
I feel that advertising is everywhere and we as a society do not realize it. We see so many advertisements a day but only recollect a certain few, so I think the amount of advertising is just right. I do not think it makes a great difference knowing that we see much more advertising now, everything is much more competitive with selling and advertising products so more advertisements are going to be out there.

-Where are things headed in the future? What are some possible scenarios that could play out as far as the direction that future persuaders may take their marketing techniques.
I feel that in the future advertisements are going to be more eye opening and drastic. I feel that commercials are going to be drastic to catch the attention of viewers. Also I feel that new forms of advertising are going to be produced such as three dimensional advertisements instead of billboards or magazine ads.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cropped Picture

The cropped picture shows a different message than the big picture because in this picture it looks as if the person is crying and really upset over something. After looking at the whole picture however it just shows that the person is really just into his singing and performance.

Whole Picture


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Photoshop as Medium

The message of Adobe Photoshop is to give out tools that help a person to be creative and artistic when dealing with photographs. The content in photoshop are tools that let you crop the image, change colors, cut out a specific part of the picture, add different photos in, add text, and change the size of the image.

McLuhan Improvement

How can I alter my images to make mesh well together?
How can I make my message more clear?

Friday, September 11, 2009

McLuhan Collage

McLuhan Collage:
The medium I have selected is a GPS Navigational System. The contents I have chosen are: a road map, directions, distance, timer, sound system, alternate routes and thermometer. The messages that I have chosen are: shift in communication, shift in technology, and dependency on technology.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

McLuhan Mediums

text messaging/cell phone
gps system