mass communication & media literacy 09
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Mass Communication & Media Literacy 09
Experts raise doubts
What is reality anyway?
How can we know reality?
Luhman (2000: 1
Do art and the sciences imitate
the world in its ‘mere’ surface
appearance or in terms of its
19th Century Realism
Truthful, objective, impartial representations of the realWorld based on meticulous observation
Raymond WilliamA Lecture on Realism
The development of Realism:
A move towards social extension –including the working classes
A movement towards action about the present – the inclusion of contemporary issues
An emphasis on secular action – action including human figures
the inclusion of the ordinary
The inclusion of the profane
* The development of technology
Reality and its depiction is not a fixed or constant category
Reality is a relative concept
Look at the timeline on this website.
What is the relationship between emerging technologies and the nature of the ‘real’.