Throughout this site, I have sprinkled links or references in the writings, but here is the larger depository for quick access and for deeper study.

 

Quicker access to a critique of the system of technology and our visual landscape:

Consuming Kids movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XSaaQjuuK0

this documentary is kid-friendly and raises significant issues; proof before allowing your child to watch though

- youtube video on psychology and advertising: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC7VLjIw8hY&list=WLmxiT_IsCncxiUyRTA3uJiW_C7x-2Ehiq

 

 

 

Semiotics

For further study, google semiotics or refer to the links below:

 

Connotations and Denotations with image examples [Barthes]: http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem06.html

 

comprehensive website of altered images throughout history:

http://www.fourandsix.com/photo-tampering-history/

 

Books:

 

Easier/More accessible:

Neil Postman - Amusing Ourselves to Death; The Disappearance of Childhood; Technopoly

[in order of relevance to this topic]; 

 

Thomas de Zengotita - Mediated