- write a brief introduction – what was the Media Fair? Where and when was it held? What was its purpose?:
The media fair was an event that was held on Jun 9th, 2016. The task was the present a topic of your choosing to our peers via poster. You could out whatever resources you wanted on your poster (images, web articles, etc.) as long as they pertained to your topic. We were asked to have a variety of text types to present this information, as we wanted to look at different views/perspectives on our topics.
- select 3-5 participants to write about (explain their topic.)
Johan: Johan chose to create a poster about the supposed future form of transportation, the hyper loop. The hyper loop is a form of transportation that greatly resembles that of a train. It works through a tunnel that implements huge magnets, that launch the capsule that holds the passengers at high speeds.
Sean: Sean decided to look at the Soka Gakkai, a relatively new form of religion started around 17 years ago. A key aspect of this religion is the flag which is identical to that of the Romanian flag, due to their respect for the Romanian people.
Alina: Alina looked at stay at home dads, and some of the ways that they are portrayed in modern society, whether through commercials, or through other media outlets such as web articles or political cartoons.
Erin: Erin looked at cultural appropriation, which is taking aspects of one religion/culture, and applying it to another. She then went on to look specifically at why this is a topic that is covered more towards younger audiences, such as youtube videos, or MTV.
Sungwon: Sung won looked at E-cigarettes, and the affect that they had on the body. He presented studies that showed that a small percentile that switch mainly from combustable cigarettes to electronic ones were able to stop smoking entirely. However he then later went on to state that the effects that electronic cigarettes have on the is not fully recognized.
- write a short blurb about their poster and your discussion with them. You could focus on the media they chose, the aspects they focused on, or anything else you found interesting.
Johan: I found that Johan was able to demonstrate his different text types in a effective manner through his different text types, mainly through the layout of his poster.
Sean: Sean provided humour throughout the presentation of his topic which served as a way to capture the audiences attention, through what is usually a somewhat serious topic.
Alina: Alina’s poster was just aesthetically pleasing in generally, and focused a lot on the annotation of the different text types, while she proceeded to verbally explain the differences in the way that information was presented in each one, as well as any notable observations. (As well as her personal opinion)
Erin: Erin’s presentation was overall very well formatted. I found that it was interesting how she looked at a certain person along with her topic, rather than just looking at culture appropriation in general.
Sungwon: Sungwon’s presentation focused mainly on the factual research that he had conducted. His poster included a variety of charts and graphs that showed the effect of smoking on the people, as well as how the number of combustable cigarette users has decreased.