READING REFLECTION | Questioning the authenticity of street style with Jean Baudrillard’s “The Precession of Simulacra” (Week 7)
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READING REFLECTION | Questioning the authenticity of street style with Jean Baudrillard’s “The Precession of Simulacra” (Week 7)

Week 7 | Baudrillard, Jean. “The Precession of Simulacra.” Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks. Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. At first, I found it difficult to apply Jean Baudrillard’s “The Precession of Simulacra” to my creative process or to the topics I’m investigating in my MRP. However, I was able to take … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION AND QUICK THOUGHTS | Stuart Hall’s “New Ethnicities” (1989)
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READING REFLECTION AND QUICK THOUGHTS | Stuart Hall’s “New Ethnicities” (1989)

From Stuart Hall’s “New Ethnicities” (1989) …  “These formed the conditions of existence of a cultural politics designed to challenge, resist and, where possible, to transform the dominant regimes of representation—first in music and style, later in literary, visual and cinematic forms. In these spaces blacks have typically been the objects, but rarely the subjects, of the practices of … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (Week 7)
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READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (Week 7)

Week 7 | Walter Benjamin. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks. Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. I’ve found Walter Benjamin’s 1936 essay to be one of the most useful course readings for me  and I don’t  know if I would have thought … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Stuart Hall’s “What is ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture?”
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READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Stuart Hall’s “What is ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture?”

Reading some of Stuart Hall’s seminal texts has helped illuminate some of the ideas I’ve begun to explore in my MRP.  I recently read “What is ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture?” (1992) and “New Ethnicities” (1989). First, I thought I would reflect on “What is ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture?” (1992) and then I’ll reflect on “New … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Stuart Hall’s “Encoding/Decoding” model (Week 8)
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READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Stuart Hall’s “Encoding/Decoding” model (Week 8)

Week 8 | Making and Disseminating Week 8 | Hall, Stuart. “Encoding/Decoding.” Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks. Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. At first, I found this text to be dense and difficult for me to fully understand and apply to my creative project. Now that I’ve read “Encoding/Decoding” a … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Practice Led/Research-Led Practice (Week 1)
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READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Practice Led/Research-Led Practice (Week 1)

Week 1 | Practice Led/Research-Led Practice Aziz, Tahara. “Shifting the Frame: From Critical Reflective Arts Practice to Practice‐Based Research.” Journal of Media Practice. 10.1 (2009): 69‐81 Maarit, Makela. “Knowing Through Making: The Role of the Artefact in Practice‐led Research.” Knowledge, Technology & Policy. 20:3 (2007): 157‐163 I’m still try to figure out how to correctly apply … Continue reading