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Thursday, 9 March 2006
Write about the influence of music, hip hop on consumers
Topic: Hip hop Music

Pay attention to the lyrics of this song, Grillz, and write about your observation of the consumer society in which we live. What messages are being conveyed here?

Reader/Writer/Listener's Notes:

Think about images, perception, consumerism, culture, class, nouveau-riches, affluence, influencers, trend-setters, fads, early adopters, hip hop influences, debate over crude lyrics, tweens and teens' expenses, stardom etc.

For this year's superbowl, Toyota ran an ad in English and Spanish. Advertisers are recognizing the buying power of the Hispanic population. They are being targeted directly. They can also reach them through music and other cultureal elements. Media artifacts abound.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:14 PM EST
Updated: Friday, 10 March 2006 10:37 AM EST
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Monday, 6 March 2006
First Reading Assignment Podcast Posted
Topic: Expository Writing

Please listen to a few paragraphs of Black Man and Public Space, an essay by Brent Staples, former Chicago Sun-times Journalist, first assistant metropolitan editor of the New York Times and member of the editorial board, author of Parallel Times: Growing Up in Black and White published in 1994.

Click on Post Your Comment below to respond to this reading.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 4:06 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 6 March 2006 4:15 AM EST
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Informal Forum
Topic: Class Assignments

Informal Post or Entry In the informal post forum, be prepared to share your response to the popular culture that permeates our society. Think about commercials, ads, newspaper, magazines, blogs, shopping podcasts, iTunes, iPods, TV, film, Internet, billboards, readio etc. Please make sure to indicate which forum you are using (always write the the type of forum). By writing regularly in the informal post forum, you will generate ideas which you can use later. In this forum, you can jot down ideas and reactions to your observation, reflection, meditations. You can write about your reactions to TV shows, speeches, surfing the Web, discovery, book reviews etc. First Assignment: Consider the following media elements: videogames, magazines, tv shoes, CDs, ads, photographs, posters, billboards, theater playbills, Web. Write about the role of media in your own life and environment. See some ReaderWriter Analytics: media elements to get you started.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 1:26 AM EST
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Formal Forum
Topic: College Reading/Writing

Students can post here in this forum

Formal Post or Entry Under formal post, you will summarize and comment on the week's assigned reading. Please feel free to share the most inspiring, provocative, and interesting ideas found in the assigned reading. Make sure to include your interpretation of the author's voice and style. Feel free to select any reading if one is not assigned. Make sure to indicate the source (author's name, article title, magazine or excerpt, page number or print media).

Please click on "Post Your Comment" to post.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 1:24 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 6 March 2006 1:25 AM EST
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Consumer Media: Print Media, TV, Radio, Internet etc.
Topic: Ads Analysis

What do these ads, Victoria Secret models, prom dress, and breakfast table from a posh San Francisco hotel have in common? Think about the importance of image in advertising. Jot down ideas and write two paragraphs.

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Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 10 March 2006 11:21 AM EST
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