The first lecture for this module still lives strongly in my memory although we are fast approaching the summit of 305mc. In today’s eventful lecture we focused in on memory. Initially we recapped on what we had previously learnt which was great just to revisit some theorists and key points. Here are my notes. Discursive … More Memory.. Saving private Ryan
Today’s lecture on Power was very insightful. It has also altared my original ideas on power and the components which fall in to it. Here’s a breakdown of my notes, key quotes, and what I learnt in the seminar. Friedrich Nietzsche – (Power) Was a German philosopher, poet and composer. Pervasive struggle to master and … More Power?….
Today’s lecture was on spectacle. Until now we only looked at spectacle from mediums like films, T.V, newspapers, etc but today we looked at things like the houses of parliament, big ben, and other monumental things which in essence are spectacles. Dadaism – 1916 – Was an anti war movement which started in Zurich but … More The society of the spectacle…
This lecture on memory was really insightful. It helped me to break down memory and look at it in a different and more complex way. Memory is produced through discourse. We spoke about the fact that ‘Collective memory’ is produced by objects, dates, people, and places. Bits and pieces that we collect together to remember … More Memory…
The panopticon is a type of institutional building designed by the theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. the concept of the design is to allow all (pan-) inmates of an institution to be observed (-opticon) by a single watchman without the inmates being able to tell whether or not they are being watched. … More Panopticon… Who has the power in this spectacle?
This word ‘Carnivalesque’ can deciphered into so many interpretations but for me, my personal understanding of the word is expression. Expression of emotions, feelings, moments, physical state and so fourth. Over the years we’ve seen many examples of ‘Carnivalesque’ behaviour. One being the riots of 2011 which started in the capital but then spread like wild fire … More Carnivalesque
Today is the start of a new beginning for me, finally back from the crazy they call Madrid to the harsh reality of final year. From today’s lecture I can tell I’am going to enjoy this module as it gives you the opportunity to dig benefit the surface and really analyse our thinking. 3 Key … More Stepping into Power, Spectacle and memory