For this weeks blog post we look at the chronic task of sorting, in particular I will shed some light on ‘Liquid Life’ and the fragility of owning a job in this generation.
“Today we are in the middle of a new media revolution – the shift of all
culture to computer-mediated forms of production, distribution, and communication.” (Manovich, 2001).
In a way media can act as as a peacemaker to a liquid life in which we live in. Media can make us understand how the world is changing and make sense of everyday life. It’s what makes the world tick in a way and my GIF displays this notion. It also shows both risk and debt as being present in the world but media can still act as a way to forget and push aside such anxiety.
I’m sure it’s daunting for most BCM students knowing that they are studying for a degree which could possibly lead to unemployment or a long period of searching and sorting for the perfect job. Personally, I do feel worried about building a portfolio in a “portfolio workplace” with the uncertain nature of finding a job (Deuze, 2006). Yet this BCM206 subject can help manage and increase the awareness of my content to future employers.