3 hours/day of tv =
3 hours/day of radio =
3 hours/day of exposure to billboards and product advertising =
3 hours/week of movies =
3 hours/week of magazines/newspapers =
3 hours/week of commercial Internet =
3 hours/week of talking about media subjects =
the stats are no
thousands of hours
each year immersed in media.
trying to look like
it's easier when
you see it in another group.
forget the subliminal
looking at what's obvious.
a moment at a time, pay attention to your thoughts. how would you describe
them? ordered? rational? do they seem to be a big jumble of adolescent
rambling, low-level bitching, self-criticism, obsessive-compulsive spontaneous
repetitions of pieces of previous thoughts, parts of old scripts, generally
negative self-image-wise? what could be causing this?
imagine one's self-image being molded from an early age by commercial messages. one's self-image is a pretty deep part of oneself, wouldn't you say? how about what we think of others? does what we think of others seem affected, colored, influenced by commercial messages of what is the ideal way to be? do the commercial representations of the ideal way to be seem to affect our self-image as they do our judgement of others? how about what we think of the world and our place in it? affected, influenced by commercial messages?
this site is about the messages that surround us and their effect on us. make some progress by just pausing for a few moments and reflecting on what you have just read and what you are about to experience...