There are two types of people I don’t trust in this world, weather forecasters and critics. The latter proved true as I finished Netflix's newest original Girlboss after having read slating reviews. In a - successful - effort to avoid working on my thesis, I watched all 13 episode of Girlboss in 24 hours and … Continue reading In Defence of Girlboss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meVcWmRFtXo&feature=youtu.be Charlotte, a five part story of one woman's journey through the french revolution. Script and Soundtrack produced by me, Kevin Carolan Charlotte was exhibited in the Fís exhibition (2016) in Dundalk Institute of Technology.
(Figure 1.1 Hunky Dory Advertisement 2010) For the purposes of a semiotic analysis of a print advertisement, I have chosen this Hunky Dory advertisement from 2010 (Fig 1.1). This image, as well as many others in the campaign, faced much criticism for its depiction of women in sport. A second campaign appeared a year later but with … Continue reading CA2 – Semiotic Print Advertisement Analysis
When seeking meaning, society may look up to institutions. Previously institutions such as church may have been the 'go to' for answers. In Ireland we can see the church has lost a large majority of its following in recent decades. This results in a need for a replacement institution. Society will constantly seek answers to … Continue reading Ownership & Means of Production
In adverting, every picture tells a story. These stories are encoded in such a way that the receiver can decode it with ease, perhaps even subconsciously. Advertising is reliant on the receivers understanding of the narrative presented in the ad. For example, the following advertisement (Fig 1.1) is for Levi Jeans. (Figure 1.1 Levi Jeans Advertisement) The narrative … Continue reading Narratives and Stories
Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols. In society, we interpret numerous signs and symbols in our everyday lives. However, a sign is not a sign until it is interpreted as a sign. There are many signs and symbols that we give meaning to. For example, the gender sign is universally understood as Male and … Continue reading Semiotics 101
Accent and Delivery A message is encoded with particular meanings so it can be decoded by the receiver. However, while message does not change, its delivery can influence how it is received. Fluency Effect refers to the idea that the easier the message is to understand, the more truthful it is perceived. A person from … Continue reading Conversationalisation and Language