Reading Response #1 – Zeb Estrada

The way I felt a connection with “The Screening of America” is how AO Scott began his story with how he was watching a movie on his laptop even though he believes in theater film would be better. Personally, I love going to the movies because you get the assurance of no breaks or problems […]

Reading Response #1 – Holly Brodowski

John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing” aims to explain the interaction between humans and what we “see.” I put see in quotations because as Berger explains in the excerpt, “the way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe. Berger also describes how technology, specially the invention of the camera, affects the […]

Reading Response #1 – Jenna Parks

In the readings for this week, the authors focused on the importance of the context when consuming different forms of art. I find this extremely interesting because I had never previously thought about how an individual’s perception of art would change depending on how they consume it, or how that consumption would change the value […]

Reading Response #1- Carlisle Olsen

Throughout the excerpt from John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing”, sight is examined in order to analyze how humans interact with the things they see and how technology is altering this. “It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that […]

Reading Response #1- Brandon Roten

After reading “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger I feel that I was able to clearly understand what was trying to be expressed of the “ways we see things.”  It was stated that what we see is affected by what we know or believe.  This statement relates to me because when I look at something […]

Reading response #1 – Jack Benziger

In the Ways of Seeing written by John Berger, he talks about different perspectives in which we see our daily lives. Berger refers to the Renaissance era as a time where people saw things that we see now, but through a different lens. In the Renaissance era they did not have any photography technology that allowed […]

Reading response #1- Tyler Chan

The reading Ways of Seeing by Berger taught us how the perspectives and portrayals of paintings and images have evolved over time. All photos, whether they are painted or captured through a camera show whatever it is being captured through the perspective of the painter or photographer. The painter or photographer can choose to take […]

Reading Response #1- Andres Familiar

While reading the article by A.O. Scott, it made me realize the truth about the evolution of screening. Obviously, when television came out, it was an incredible invention that changed millions of lives. Once that technology becomes easier to access, people tend to evolve with newer technologies. Now that there are many ways to find […]

Reading Response #1 – Emma Yoder

“The Screening of America” by A.O. Scott was very intriguing because it brought up new and old media similarities I’ve never thought of before. Everyday people experience multiple forms of media. Commercials, shows, movies, phones, and lecture presentations are evident in an average students life. The new generation watches far more movies on a laptop […]

Reading Response #1 – Zach Miller

The Screening of America by A.O. Scott is a particularly interesting piece of work to me because of its extreme relevance to my generation and how media is changing every minute. He discusses how movies are slowly being watched more and more out of theatres and onto television causing a change in the culture around […]