applying theories to our research

Today we met as a few of us could not make the session on Tuesday morning. We began by discussing two theories. The first was Baudrillard’s “Simulation Simalcrum” theory. The second was Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore’s ‘The Medium is the Massage’. We contemplated how we might apply each theory to our individual topics. I am going to be researching and discussing the Andy King customs interview in the Fyre Festival documentary and so I have decided to apply the ‘Medium is the massage’ theory and am currently reading the book in order to do so. We then decided as a group that due to the Fyre Festival being so recent, with very little scholarly work written on it, we would have to improvise. I decided that a survey might be useful, and as a group we came up with several question to include in order to better understand viewer reception and opinion of the events of 2017 as well as how people actually received and interpreted the Netflix documentary itself. The direction of our presentation feels much more clear now and we will share our research together on Tuesday morning.

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