Media arts is the study of human communication in all genres and forms that use electronic media and technology to broaden arts appreciation and awareness of any discipline. This includes projects presented via film, television, radio, audio, video, the Internet, interactive and mobile technologies, video games, immersive and multi-platform storytelling, and satellite streaming.Adapted from the Arts.Gov website
Culture: the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.Merriam-Webster Dictionary
This blog explores the intersection of Media Arts and Culture as defined above. The writer has an extensive background including a Master of Arts degree and years of writing and blogging. The material here will range from reviews of film and television shows to explorations of the effects of media on culture and culture on media, including getting into some controversial areas such as depictions of violence, mental illness, and spirituality.
The focus will be on the human communication aspects of transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations, while also broadening appreciation and awareness of media, arts, and science. The approach is not an authoritarian one as that seems obnoxious for a “blog”. It’s more of an introduction and exploration of ideas that will hopefully serve as a jumping off point for readers to pursue more information and knowledge through other sources.