February, 14, 2012

Digital Convergence class uses Wet Dreams and False Images

For their digital convergence class, students were asked to create wordpress blogs and write about the content of the film. Really happy that the film was used in this way, and some really cool discussions took place, here’s a taste and some links…

“So here it is – my first post for Digital Media Convergence is about a topic both pertinent to the class, the industry, and the current culture we live in. Photoshop began as a software used to manipulate photos but has now turned into a phrase that describes photo manipulation in general. Twenty years ago our parents never heard the phrase, “That was totally photos photoshoped.” More here: http://emilynhines.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/wet-dreams-and-false-images-reaction/

“When watching the video, “Wet Dreams and False Images”, I was shocked that the men in the barber shop did not think that the photographs of the women were edited.  I cannot believe that the men thought that women could truly look that perfect and were judging other females based off those images.” More interesting observations at: http://pattersonanna.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/wet-dreams-and-false-images/

“But are they really improved? Can images that appear in magazines, commercials and all over the Internet really improve society? Yes, these products may be selling off the charts and businesses may be booming, but in turn girls and young women are internally and emotionally killing themselves with unrealistic images and expectations of what they have to live up to, but never will.” More at: http://catevlesourd.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/wet-dreams-and-false-images/

“At the end of the day, the most important thing is for the audience to be entertained. If that mission is accomplished, the show should be considered a success. While some may argue that photoshop allows producers to falsely depict the beauty of models, if the audience (or consumers in this case) are happy with what they are receiving, then the end justifies the means.” http://mmayer4.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/wet-dreams-and-false-images/

“Photoshop is an art form and needs to be viewed as such. If only society could learn to accept true and natural beauty.” More: http://kharper17.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/wet-dreams-and-false-images-unattainable-images/