The things that I have gained from my research-

  • power plays an important role in everything but sometimes is not constantly needed.
  • A spectacle of whatever description has to be the centre piece and shine brighter than any other content, it has to attract as many people as possible.
  • Memory is a key player in joining the other two, memory makes sure the viewer remembers the situation and the importance of it.  Memories can also be altered via the media representation of the thing in question and how we the viewer perceive it.

Many of the things that we see on the TV use the themes of power, memory and spectacle. They use them in ways that are subtle so we don’t even know why we feel the way we do after watching something or reading about it, we just know about them on a surface level but when we dig deeper we notice all sorts of mechanisms to guide us and affect us in a myriad of different ways.

“Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.”
Guy Debord

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