what about something that makes you feel: melancholy, anger, maybe even rage, something that reminds you of past heartbreaks.
Are these things you necessarily want to feel?
What if the purpose of the piece of media is specifically to make you uncomfortable, to have and contend with negative thoughts and perhaps even your own toxic or sociopathic character traits.
Thinking about stuff like, transgressive fiction here. Last Exit To Brooklyn, Irvine Welsh, that kind of stuff.
what of revulsion, the saw movies and so on? Is it good to feel revulsion at simulated violence, is it good or bad that you see this and similar things?
Further, what about interactive media like video games, can somebody learn about morality by playing as an immoral character in GTA, or do they unlearn morality?
I realise I'm talking about morality like its fixed or something, assume I am referring to some vaguely defined notion of "proletarian morality" whatever that may be, but we can say, it is a set of values which seek to elevate the working class from their current condition. >>30291>Is it good entertainment?
a gladiator fight? Surely yes. But is it GOOD according to a sense of proletarian morality?>Does it have good politics?
does it need to in order to be valuable watching? >Is the skill of the creator(s) put on good display?
So this is a purely aesthetic question or a question about the construction of the media itself? In which case, aren't films basically a practice of illusion, and you don't necessarily want to see the skills that went into it, rather the seamless product in front of you? >Is it good at making you think?
think about what and why and how are you thinking about it?
I'm not trying to be all fedora lord and aggressive btw just stimulating discussion>>30296>I also feel consumption of entertainment should be measured like diets, like there is junk food and healthy food there is junk entertainment and healthy entertainment
I agree, but I am asking doctor, what should my diet be? >>30299>hello yes, this is socdem media support >oh I see, you're having content issues? >yes and which medium was that? >uhu, yeh>did you check to see if your medium was mediated? >okay sure, yup I got that uhu >so, looks like the problem is with your medium >gonna have to have somebody come out and look at how its mediated>mhmmm yes often the medium can affect the message, anyway, yes. Yes that is correct. No, there is no deductible. No. Yes. Anyway, we can have somebody out Monday, how does 10.30am sound?
In seriousness though, does the medium shape the message, necessarily, I think we can safely say with twitter, there are other forces at work than simply the functory realities of the platform itself, its userbase, who they are, create a lot of the content. There are also blocks of users, formed offline, away from the medium, or y'know, NAFO troll farms and so on. >>30301
got an links or key quotes?