Monday, November 16, 2009
Last but not least, enjoy my other posts although it may not be very credible, but I hope that with this given information, it could help you in your research or studies.
“Photography we see in films, books, and periodicals is often stunning in its design, import, and aesthetics. It may also be fake, enhanced, or manufactured by emerging digital technologies that have transformed”. (K.Browser, 1998) This is because of the ever growing media of photo editing. Photo editing enables you to blur out unwanted objects in your photograph and enables you to enhance the color quality.
What you see in photographs may not necessarily be real. Photographs can manipulate your vision towards it.
Before and After
Now, you can clearly see how photographs are manipulated through photo editings. It gives a more vibrant color only to convince your eyes that it is real.
Although being said that the enhancing of a photograph is not necessarily bad, but in terms of reporting news, photographs go through photo editings to give a greater exageration on the current issue.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The image on the cover of the book is indisputably obvious that it is a portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci's last supper. Not much of explanation could be done because it clearly looks like it was either by mistake or purpose. In media, research should be nicely run to avoid controversies like this. According to Shriver (1997), signs from different countries do not share the same meaning. The cause of this problem is mainly because of cultural differences. Taking in account to other countries cultural differences apart from yours is essential.
Suharto's: Tempo Setelah Dia Pergi
- Schriver, K.A 1997, 'The interplay of words and pictures', Dynamics in document design : creating texts for readers, p. 361-441, Wiley Computer Pub, New York.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I would very much agree that media is a poisonous medium that tends to brainwash the community with information. Perhaps in Malaysia, the freedom of speech and the censorship is highly governed. It is hard to access to websites that particularly criticizes about the Muslims, as we are an Islamic country.
In my opinion, the revolutionary of blogging is hazardous to the country. We are bound to obtain false information and most of us are gullible toward the Internet such as Wikipedia. Webpages such as pornography and crimes are mainly prohibited in some countries due to their high rating of censorship. This is so to avoid unnecessary criminal activities or unwanted crimes.
- Melbourne University Press, 2008, The Blogging Revolution, retrieved on 16 November 2009, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/mediareport/stories/2008/2351985.htm
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In my personal point of view, at the beginning when Facebook had a major facelift it got me furious on how to navigate and where were the placements of some tabs. After a long run, it became much easier, although the old layout was rather simple and plain. New applications like games, chats, notifications, photo sharing and what not are entertaining and it keeps you updated on your family and friends with one click away. Others are still furious about the new 'News Feed' and 'Live Feed'.
I'd like to propose that the editor of Facebook to start sending out short notifications a day or two before a new facelift again. New changes should be done in the 'Notification' tab. Changes that enables us to block unnecessary notifications from our friend's list. As mentioned by Grunwald (2009), the main principles of a good website design is to make your site easy to navigate, know your intended audience to maintain close relationship with the users.
1. Australian IT 2008, 'Facebook makeover leaves some devotees fuming', Australian IT, viewed 12 November 2009, <http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,24328928-15318,00.html>.
2. Grunwald, JR 2009, Five principles of a good website design,