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Media, Information and Technoculture
Media, Information and Technoculture 2153A/B
Keir Keightley

Western Media, Information and Technoculture 2153AB FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE find more resources at oneclass.com What Is Entertainment? Providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment An event, performance, or activity designed to entertain Entertainment commodities come in many forms (not necessarily for enjoyment, but made to be a part of the capitalist economy) Not just one type of entertainment commodity o Entertainment products o Services o Experiences (perishable, intangible, variable) What is (not) Entertainment? Entertainment often defined by what it is not Supposedly not: art (but aspire to be), ordinary life, truth (though there are elements), intellectual, moral (its okay, its just entertainment) We can learn from things, even if they arent trying to teach anything But these categories are contested and complex too What is Culture? From Latin cultura, cultivation; an agriculturalgrowth metaphor we nurture, we let it go, we replant the seeds, it blossoms) In 18 and 19 centuries, comes to mean a way of life, shared reference points for peoplesnationssociety (united) By 20 century, distinctions made between high (old, aristocratic) culture and mass culturepopular culture But as with entertainment, these are loaded terms that are more complex than they appear Culture vs Entertainment Entertainment as culture OR culture as entertainment? Is all culture entertainment? Is entertainment culture? If so, what kind of culture is it? Are they mutually exclusive? Ex. Star Wars exhibit = high art and low art distinction breaks down Many things that now are high culture, started out as popular culture o Ex. Shakespeare o Our ideas of what is entertaining have changed Approaches to Culture and Entertainment Political Economy: studying the relations of power and money within the sphere of culture economics, business, political science, etc. Culture Studies: how culture texts and practices make meaning for people (literature, film, sociology, anthropology) Entertainment Industries (ow culture is made within the capitalist system Historical and current alignment of large entertainment industries Entertainment commodities as services and experiences: sports, amusement parks, super bowl show, etc. o Depending on how you experience it, the experience will be different o Ex. Super Bowl mediated show from your home on tv find more resources at oneclass.com
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