Blog Post #5 Anthony Camacci

So far, I have made decent progress on the final portfolio. Picking out photos from my flickr was actually a harder decision than I thought it would be. Besides that, my biggest concerns are incorporating a class theme into my project. Also, how I will display my locative media project. I’m still not sure what theme I will include into my project, but for my locative media project, I’m most likely to go into the lab and take screenshots of what music plays in each location.

This project relates to our conversation on censorship. Our websites in a way, are a form of censorship. This isn’t a bad thing, but what I’m trying to get at is that you’re only filtering in what you want people to see for your project. For example, only taking a select amount of photos from flickr and using them on your website. Its similar to comparing social media platforms. If you follow the same person on multiple social media websites like twitter and Facebook, they most likely will not have the media on them. Its just another way of filtering out information.

The media artifact I chose to include in this weeks blog post I decided to show what bad censorship would look like. Under the article in the link are a few photos of famous people doing normal things, but looks inappropriate just from whats censored from the original content. Censorship isn’t always a bad thing, it can protect us, but sometimes it also hides the truth.

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Censorship Doesn’t Always Tell The Right Story