when I first began this class I thought, wow alright this is gonna help me understand aspects of the way we use media. I thought we would’ve been using way more media outlets like our final project. But my way of thinking was not what was in store. We learned the history of various media outlets as well as why they are used. The most influential of these was professor Ewen book, all consuming images. It was an eye opener to realize we are socially constructed to do many of the things we deem as normal. To put ourselves in the media and to show everything to everyone and to follow the norm is something that we are taught from when we are young but we never realized it. We thought it was something natural. Now through professor Ewens class I am able to see various aspects of how we use media and how we are socially constructed to follow the norms.
Reflection Olivia Unger