In fact, your questions are at the very heart of the different debates
that many Media Literacy researchers are developing in several
countries and even continents, since there are different major
concepts, tendences and approaches to deal with when coping with the
nature of those questions.
Nevertheless, and in spite of the differences, there are some common
dimensions, and some of the most important rely on the 3 Cs principle,
that is, any representation of Media Literacy state has to be
structured around Cultural, Critical and Creative dimensions, since
those represent the real possibilities of expression and intervention
for both media senders and receivers in this new media brave world.
Some of the debates I mentioned are being developed by the Euromeduc
project in an attempt to move away «from ICT multimiracle landscapes
to Media Literacy reality shows» as I tried to put it in an earlier
post about Digital Youth and Media Appropriations (Rewind):
Citando Ricardo Mbarkho <email@example.com>:
> Hi Tereza, Jordan, Vitor, and all,
> When interacting with the network, the active citizen is not often
> active in content filtering. Some people tend to be very receptive
> to mass media and the huge amount of information, which is often
> contradictory. Consequently, their identities and roots are blurred
> and they can fall into the trap of being fragmented into pieces of
> identities. Some might even be ready to defend their new but fake
> identity, whose real owners might have thrown away and whose new
> owners might have found somewhere on the information sphere.
> After reading Jordan's post about assemblage, and Tereza's saying
> "human beings may be considered, after Jordan's explanation, as an
> assemblage of consciousness", and Vitor post about Media literacy
> what would be the positioning toward the above statement? Can we
> enhance the way we critic media content (media literacy), and thus
> be protected from identity scrambling? Or on the opposite, we can
> simply consider that there is no identity crisis at all here,
> because it's all a matter of assemblage? In this last case, what
> would be the assemblage's crisis?
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