Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
- The World is Watching: The Media and the Freedom Riders (starting on page 17 of the teacher guide)
- Issues: The Media (which provides additional background as well as streaming clips)
Other related resources:
-Ray Arsenault's book "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice” (2006)
-Teaching Visual Literacy Through Civil Rights Photography (a web page describing a workshop I conducted for social studies teachers--it also includes additional resources and reading suggestions)
-Time of Change, Bruce Davidson, Civil Rights Photos 1961-1965 (exhibit)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Cover Girl has players joining a fictional "ethics-less" media publisher called Glossip Publications, where they're asked to airbrush and manipulate celebrity photographs to push whatever questionable agendas the editors have in mind.
Players are taken through a series of minigames with each image, toying around with simplified version of photo editing tools to get the desired effect -- slimming arms/thighs/stomachs, removing wrinkles under eyes, increasing someone's bust size, etc.
Not all of Cover Girl's minigames involve making a star look better, though -- in one job, users are asked to touch up an image just enough to make a promiscuous celebrity look pregnant, though not so much that the magazine will be sued. Yeah, it's a pretty despicable job!