Media Use and Identity

There are many different forms of media in today’s world, so pinpointing all the media that I use and how I use it would probably take up a lot of waisted time, so I will just talk about the ones that I mainly use everyday or the most. The main sources of media that I use would have to be my phone, my computer, television, the radio, a certain magazine  and a book every now and then, and lately pencils would have to be one.

IMG_0138(Photo taken by me, 6/7/16)

My phone and computer and used mostly in the same ways. I use them mostly for social media; like Facebook, instagram, pinterest, snapchat, and tumblr. I commonly only use Facebook to keep in contact with my family members, to see what they are up to and for them to see what I am up to, I also use it to keep in contact with my friends from high school in wich we talk pretty much every day in our group chat. I use instagram for a number of things, whether it be posting my photos or looking at photos (mostly photos of those of my friends, looking at clothes, or looking up tattoo ideas), I also use tumblr is this same way.

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 8.57.22 AM(Screen shot, i-craveyouuu.tumblr.com, retrieved 6/7/16)

I love using Pinterest as I can look up so many different things, from looking up recipes to craft ideas and DIY’s. Another thing I commonly use my phone for is music. The medium I use to listen to my music is Spotify. Spotify allows me to listen to any music that I like and it even makes a playlist for me weekly based on the kinds of music i have listened to. When I listen to Spotify on my phone, I love looking at the song or album cover designs, some of them are so beautifully simplistic, and some of them are just really aesthetically pleasing to me. I also use Spotify while I am making things or doing something creatively in general. These are a few of the songs that I really like at the moment and/or the cover photos for them.

(Screen shot, Spotify Music, my songs, retrieved 6/7/16)

When I say television is another media use of mine, I mostly mean Netflix. I probably use this the most out of all of my media uses. I use it to watch a wide variety of tv shows, I love tv shows because compared to a movie, you learn more about the characters and their stories and this causes you to become attached to them, and I love that good tv shows enable you to do this. I also use Netflix to have in the background while I am doing assignments because it keeps me from getting extremely side tracked by using social media. Another media use that I use pretty much every day is the radio. The radio station I listen to is triple j. I love their variety of music that they play and also the types of music. I also use triple j for my news outlet, they commonly only talk about things that are important or things that are happening Australia or World wide and I love listening to their ‘Hack‘ show. The Hack talks about things that matter most to young Australians and they allow other people to get involved in the discussion.

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 9.29.46 AM(Screen shot, Netflix, my list, retrieved 6/7/16)

Another source of media that I use is the magazine Frankie. It’s a magazine about; design, art, photography, fashion, travel, music, craft, home, and life. The only publish issues every two months but they also have a website where they may post other things too. I mostly use Frankie for the design and craft aspect. I love making things and Frankie always have different craft blogs published. The last media use that I mentioned was pencils. When I say pencils I am talking about lead pencils and colouring pencils. While starting my design course I have had to do a lot of thumbnails and rough sketches for designs, drawings, and work in class.

(Frankie Magazine, past issues, retrieved from http://www.frankie.com.au/past-issues 6/7/16)

All, or most, of the media I use are used for a variety of different reasons. A common reason for some of them are to make things. This is something that I love doing and these mediums alow me to do so.

References

Australian Fashion Magazine Online • Frankie Magazine. (2016). Frankie. Retrieved 8 July 2016, from http://www.frankie.com.au

Music for everyone.. (2016). Spotify. Retrieved 8 July 2016, from https://www.spotify.com/au/

Netflix. (2016). Netflix. Retrieved 8 July 2016, from https://www.netflix.com/browse

Oh My,. (2016). I-craveyouu.tumblr.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016, from http://i-craveyouu.tumblr.com

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