By J. Potter
Drawing on examine into autobiographical video creation via younger freshmen to give a concept of curatorship and new media, this paintings explores points of literacy and id concept which supplied the preliminary frames for analyzing the paintings and indicates how 'curatorship' works as a metaphor for brand spanking new cultural and literacy practices.
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32). Sefton-Green makes the connection between activity and practice, with what he calls “human agency—that is individual or cultural expression” (1998, p. 53). He makes explicit the connections between competencies and actions. , Bazalgette 1989). For Burn and Durran (2007) developing media literacy in education involves a sociocultural engagement with meaning making in media texts, invoking two sorts of analytical frameworks to understand the process. First, there is the framework represented by the tools of semiotics, in order to interpret meaning making at a textual level; second, frameworks from the field of cultural studies are essential in 26 ● Digital Media and Learner Identity order to situate learners within social and political contexts.
And in children’s videos, there are, as in mainstream production, quotations, and appropriations from television shows and films alongside music and speech samples. In analyzing the form of these productions, we can use tools that help us to unlock each of the modes in production, adapted forms of multimodal analysis that allow us to identify and discuss textual quotations and appropriations within the finished productions. The concept of “intertextuality,” therefore, becomes an important additional frame through which to view media texts; the producer and subsequently the viewer make meaning from the juxtaposition of excerpts and quotations of media texts, which are in dialogue with one another.
These are in continual tension with the “centrifugal forces” of the wider “heteroglossia,” the varied and stratified wider systems in which all utterances take place. Bakhtin writes, Every utterance participates in the unitary language (in its centripetal forces and tendencies) and at the same time partakes of the social and historical heteroglossia (the centrifugal, stratifying forces). (Bakhtin 1981) If we can substitute media texts for utterances, we can begin to reveal the ways in which media texts express this tension and play against it in their construction.