5 hours agocandace christian thread acollapsethe artifacts H u m a n i t i e s
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
Respond by Day 5 to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
- Has your classmate considered all possible access challenges?
- Are there creative ways to access your classmate’s artifact(s) that they have not considered?
Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources or your student-contributed resource.
5 hours ago
The artifacts that I have been working with for my final project are indecency/freedom of speech. There are numerous ways we can access these two artifacts, such as television/movies, internet/social media, magazines/newspapers, and word of mouth. Advanced technology is the considerable and widespread representation this generation uses as a platform to reach each other. I think because we are so relying on technology, we forget about the simple basics. Individuals who have lower-incomes and or in rural areas may have challenges when accessing the trending pop culture. They can’t afford internet access, or internet access is not offered in rural locations where they cant hook up internet connection. You and your community may get the pleasure of enjoying access to popular culture, but individuals in other countries may not have that same privilege to do so.
There is a barrier when individuals are producing content to be accessed, whether they are voicing their opinion or just doing a review/blog. Questions one has to ask themselves are, “Is this content considered decent for all audiences or just adults” “Does this content have obscene content that could land them in legal trouble” Could this content be flagged for profanity language”? When I was a child growing up, my parents had parental control on the television and computer to keep my sibling and me watching inappropriate things. Having access to popular culture affects the community by influencing it positively or negatively. For example, if someone is voicing their 1st Amendment through a cartoon for children, is this teaching them to have good instincts and be positive, or is this teaching them negatively to be angry and judgmental of others, which has a pessimistic outlook. When it comes to pop culture, who determines if something is appropriate or indecent because everyone’s cultures and views are different and may offend you may not humiliate the person sitting next to you.
Federal Communications Commission Consumer Help Center. (n.d.). Obscene, indecent, and profane broadcasts. Retrieved from 1 hour ago
RE: Thread A
The artifact that I have chosen is “The walking Dead” and I access this TV drama using cable TV. The show broadcasts on AMC network, and it is by paid cable subscription that an individual can watch the TV drama. According to an article by Meek (2019) he stated “Almost 60 percent of Americans, according to this new survey, have canceled their cable TV packages, with only 12 percent affirming they’re fine with continuing to pay traditional cable companies for TV”(2019). This being said, 60% of American’s cannot view my artifact due to lack of access to cable. Over the years cable subscriptions have risen to a point of deciding whether to keep the cable service (which can range from $49 – $140 depending on your package) or paying the cellphone bill and having extra money for emergencies. Most Americans have turned their attention to streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix and others as a means of watching my chosen artifact and other shows, but the downside of the streaming service is TV shows such as mines will be available days later after the show premiered, (say) three days ago. According to an article in the New York Times written by Anthony Marx (2016) he stated “With broadband costing on average $55 per month, 25 percent of all households and 50 percent of those making less than $20,000 lack this service at home”(2016). This statement alone shares the reason for the majority of American’s not being able to view my artifact and others, due to poverty and limited internet access, but that’s not just in America, it’s also many other countries as well. So the question I must ask is, Can my artifact remain popular culture (watched by 87% of American’s today) with the rising price of cable? I see my show being canceled in the near future! ☹
Andy Meek (January 2019) “Surprising no one, survey shows almost 60% of Americans have ditched cable TV”
Anthony W. Marx (August 2016) “Too Poor to Afford the Internet”