class 9  view The Social Dilemma

 

  1. Read this critical review:  Casey Newton.  What ‘The Social Dilemma’ misunderstands about social networks  Sept. 16, 2020.  The Verge
  1. Before viewing the film, familiarize yourself with these media literacy questions and sub-questions:

WHO TELLS THE STORY AND WHY?  

  • Voices/sources/POV(Point-of-View):  What voices/sources are privileged/unheard?  Underlying ideology?  Systemic bias

WHAT STORIES AREN’T TOLD?  

  • Is context explored around issues such as corporate power, crime, poverty, and income inequality?  Are underlying power structures discussed?  Root causes
  • Politics, system-change:  Consideration of alternative public policy?  Strategies for social change?  Root solutions
  1. View “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix.  (2:00:00)
  2. For response notes, write to the media literacy questions outlined above (#2).
  3.  SELECT ONE SEQUENCE FROM THE FILM TO SHARE IN CLASS.  It can be about something that seems particularly notable and/or that relates to one of the media literacy meanings you discuss.  Write one sentence that summarizes that sequence and note the running time location, e.g. 37:00.  

Post notes on your individual rolling Google doc. Include assignment title and date.  Insert horizontal line above and below this entry.

Martha Rosler, Photo-op from House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, New Series, collage, 2004. http://designobserver.com/article.php?id=38187