“The medium is the message, the medium is the message, the medium is the message”
Hey guys, do you think that maybe, just maybe, the medium is the message? A concept brought to life by the man himself, Marshall McLuhan, but what in the world does it mean?
In the simplest form, whatever medium a piece of media is produced in, is a message in itself, in conjunction with what the piece of media is trying to portray. This concept goes so much further and has a much more influential meaning than what I have stated. This message has influenced the entire media world and now our BCM112 class.
But I’m really not here to recap the trippy lecture that my class went through, oh no, I’m here to show you my perception of the topic. Above, you can see a GIF that I made with a photo I took and edited. It may look somewhat impressive but in reality, it took me maybe a total of 10 minutes for the entire process.
It goes to show how quickly media can be produced. I think what I really trying to say here though is, look at our world. Look how quickly it is changing and how influenced by media it has become.
Don’t be scared of it. Embrace it. Make it a GIF. Make it a meme. Don’t just sit there and consume, actively make, use and produce.