Monday, May 2, 2011

Perturb the Tube.

I thought this was a great way to start. Incaaaaaase you were curious- here’s a little background.

Although, severely old school it gives a little back-story, not to mention prettyyy interesting stuff.
To expand on that, here is a somewhat straightforward, informative and controversial slice. Tell me what you think.

             It is interesting what is said about the act of sort of suppressing one’s natural response to react to violence shown to them. It all sounds very Clockwork Orange for my taste; still some attention-grabbing points are raised. For instance, the connection (or disconnection) with television and reality that is mentioned for the fact that often times life is not as exciting as the lives of our beloved television characters.
Oh, how amazing it would be to die and have a surprise and not at all unusual resuscitation, breakout into heartfelt musical moments coincidentally relating to the trials and tribulations of our everyday lives, and to actually get paid to drink, punch dance, and partayyyyy those pesky real life issues away.

Still, this provokes many questions:
-If we are truly scientifically programmed to react to such collages of images, can we really ever escape the all too prominent voice before us?
-If reality is seen as inferior to the “reality” presented in television, will it change viewers’ opinions and views on their own world? Will they strive to achieve a similar reality? At what cost?
But ultimately, the question we should ask ourselves after viewing a semi-controversial video as this is- do we believe it? Do we agree? Yes, scientific information may be presented, but will that make our personal opinions on television and other media change?
Always question. Question me!

Television is an anesthetic for the pain of the modern world.
~Astrid Alauda
What do you think?