We are bombarded from all directions with information that affects us. It shapes our sense of what the norm is, our way of looking at the world, standards of attractiveness and our sense of self-worth. It is no longer tradition, but YouTube videos, Facebook and Instagram posts and Disney animations that shape our behaviours, but as propaganda tools they discriminate less attractive lifestyles and situations. During the workshop we will raise the following issues:
- How to recognise manipulation and influencing techniques in media and other messages in our surroundings?
- How to analyse and interpret the images around us (movies, photos, memes, etc.)?
- How to debunk current myths and stereotypes through a genre analysis?