(289~291) I agree with Johnson’s claim of, Sleeper Curve makes the viewers improve so they Liu 2 can and will want to watch more TV shows. However, watching TV have more factors that make you more stupid than make you smarter. This skill ends up letting people watch more and more TVs, which already is a bad thing, and they become more stupid. First of all, TV shows’ content also is a great factor of being smart which Johnson never talks about. In “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” when he talked about the show 24, he ignored the content of the show like the torture scenes, and go straight to the Sleeper Curve.
Moore emphasises this by selecting a part of the interview a part where he follows James into his room to see the under his pillow, he places subtitles for this scene to show the audience the conversation they have as James puts the gun to his head as a joke. Moore ends the interview with James ironically saying "well, there’s wackos out there". Thus the selection of Nicolas as an interviewee positioned the audience to believe his reality that the majority of Americans that own guns are radical fanatics. Whilst Moore uses some humorous techniques, Obama is serious throughout his speech. He emphasises this by using a disappointing and saddened tone.
Macca’s Doesn’t Deserve This Hatred The article titled “Macca’s Doesn’t Deserve This Hatred” written by Rita Panahi was published on the 5th of January, 2015. The author takes a stance that is supportive of the inclusion of a McDonald’s at the Royal Children’s Hospital and contends that the hatred targeted towards Macca’s is unreasonable. The opinion piece is mainly targeted towards mainly towards parents but Panahi, throughout the article, frequently attacks “healthy eating crusaders” for their unfound bias towards Macca’s. Panahi adopts a mocking and direct tone that mellows out towards the end of the piece that is meant to bring out an emotional response from the audience whether it is anguish or sympathy. Panahi first argues that there are other
Dana Stevens "Thinking Outside the Idiot Box" is a direct response to Steven Johnson's essay " Watching TV makes you Smarter". Stevens said that she did not understand what his article was about. She did not really agree with anything besides that watching tv is okay-- you should'nt watch a lot of it but you should watch a decent amount of it. Some things that Stevens seemed to talk a lot about was that Johnson metioned something the show 24 saying that it is "nutritional" but fails to mention that there was controversy over plot lines that had to do with torture and representation of Muslim terrorists in the show. But she does mention that the show did somehow get social issues into the show which can open viewers eyes about what is going
Sun bingo advert - English rant I was thinking, what makes me hate adverts so much? Is it their annoyingness? Is it their stupidity? Or is it their not-so-funny humour? Adverts are something that everyone wants to escape from which is why I adore the BBC; I can watch a movie without having to listen to annoying jingles in between that make me forget what happened in the movie before the break.
Alexa Forbes Period 4 Ms. K <3 Technology and the Affects in American Society In American society today, there seems to be a conflict about whether technology, including T.V. and the internet, has a positive or negative effect on people. In her article, “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” Amy Goldwasser claims that the internet has changed society for the better. Additionally, in the article “Watching T.V Makes You Smarter,” by Steven Johnson, he asserts that watching television can intellectually stimulate a person’s mind. Both authors address the emotional health effects of society from T.V.
Javier Pimentel Professor Warda English 101 26 January 2015 Gin, Television, and Social Surplus by Clay Shirky, was urging the people to stop wasting time watching television and instead to be more productive with their free time. How the increase in the time that the society spends watching television has led to a waste of the surplus. He goes on to explain that what started as a way for people having free time has grown into a way to waste a persons free time. That instead of wasting the time, people should be using the time to be more productive. I think that what his saying is true about how people spend hours of the day wasting their time and not being as productive as they should be.
The author not only discussed the shortcomings of the research article, but she made valid points as to how the research was meaningful and significant. The impact of the article leaves readers with the sense that there needs to be a change in what our children are watching. The research study proved that even in as little as nine minutes children’s overall cognitive functioning decreases when watching fast paced shows. By watching these fast paced shows (compared to drawing or educational programs) children are being primed to be A.D.H.D like impulsive and are not being able to control their attention spans, solve problems, or handle delay of gratification and working memory dilemmas. From the results and the article, parents should be aware of the consequences that these fast paced programs may have on their
Abel Ramirez Araiza SOCI 1301 Assignment 2 7 October 2010 Control Room Controversy can easily misconstrue the actions and opinions of others in various ways. Pointing the finger and defining criminal acts does not seem hard, especially when policy makers are the ones doing it (Lecture). In the Control Room, media is the main object in which surrounds the movie. At the beginning, George W. Bush comes out on the television giving a speech to the Arabs about “peace” and promising that America is not seeking war between Iraq, only peace. After the speech subtitles stated, “Bush talked about peace, yet people were getting killed”, which to me, after watching the entire movie, basically summed up the main idea of the story and how ideological
In the first reading, “Socializing to be Thin”, I support Mrs. Donovan’s fact that The social network has a major affect on teenage girls developing eating disorders. By seeing images of your favorite celebrities on face book everyday as you would see them on television it can also give the teenage girls more of a personal look into the life of how the celebrity is so fit and what they eat or do to maintain it. The celebrity advertisement on face book provides young women to get Influenced by them and in the process it also lowers their self esteem because they Don’t realize that the size they maybe at their age is actually a healthy weight compared to the