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1 Media and Nature in WALL-e Media in Everyday Life November 18, 2010 WALL-E • Andrew Stanton, 2008 • One of the 10 most important Flms of the decade New York Times Magazine , November 15, 2009) WALL-E • Andrew Stanton, 2008 • A Flm about two robots in love? What are the memes and metamemes in WALL•E ? How are the Spectacle and Hyperreal are illustrated? Compare opening scenes with opening in Contact . Explain the depictions and relations among the cosmos, nature, technology (especially media tech), and humans. What are the memes and metamemes in WALL•E ? How are the Spectacle and Hyperreal are illustrated? Compare opening scenes with opening in Contact . Explain the depictions and relations among the cosmos, nature, technology (especially media tech), and humans. Contact opening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= PLQ±-4uyD4Y&feature=related
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2 WALL-E opening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= WALL -E • “the big picture” WALL -E • A “Milky Way” in our minds? WALL-E • The only passenger on “Spaceship Earth” Spaceship Earth • Meme: as media technology increase in power, it changes our view of society and the cosmos. Spaceship Earth • Reading #1 this week. • We are all passengers and there is no pilot, no Fight plan, no Mission Control. • We are all part of the crew.
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3 Spaceship Earth • We have been passengers during all of our 2 million years of evolutionary existence …. Spaceship Earth • 8,000 miles diameter • 60,000 mph around the sun. Spaceship Earth • 8,000 miles diameter • 60,000 mph around the sun • 1000 miles/minute • 140,000 miles during our class (1:30 - 3:10) Spaceship Earth • Engineered to keep life regenerating across billions of years. • Gets it’s energy from? Spaceship Earth • Engineered to keep life regenerating across billions of years. • Gets it’s energy from the sun: – 92 million miles away Spaceship Earth • Engineered to keep life regenerating across billions of years. • Gets it’s energy from the sun. satellite view of sun
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4 Spaceship Earth • We are all passengers and there is no pilot, no fight plan, no Mission Control. • We are all part oF the crew. Spaceship Earth • Meme: as media technology increase in power, it changes our view oF society and the cosmos. Spaceship Earth • Media technology are revolutionizing how we understand: – ecology and the environment. – our impact on the planet’s ecosystems. – what we can do as passengers on Spaceship Earth. Spaceship Earth • Reading #2 this week. • “The Power oF InFormation” • Chapter 17 Spaceship Earth • “The Power oF InFormation” • image 1 Spaceship Earth • “The Power oF InFormation” • image 2
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5 Spaceship Earth • “The Power of Information” • image 5 • DSCVR satellite • Goal? Spaceship Earth
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