I want all of you to be thinking about how you'll ground your projects in some sort of theory or set of theories: about media, about education,about society, about politics....to give it something to stand on.
Check out the brief interview here with Henry Giroux who talks about Neoliberalism: http://www.freireproject.org/the-scourge-of-neoliberalism-w-henry-giroux/
The website, Freireproject.org, where you'll find this interview, is a fantastic site dedicated to media and activism. You'll find there's a blog that includes writing, videos, music videos, etc., all drawing on popular culture and using popular culture to make activist statements.
Check it out! When you respond tomorrow evening, tell me a bit about what you think of Giroux's argument. Where else in culture/society do you see evidence of what he's talking about? Is this an explanatory theory that resonates with you, or not?
As promised, what I'll also do tomorrow evening is write responses to each of you about your proposals, which I haven't yet finished reading. I'll end the evening with tips on how to prepare for your five-minute pitches, which you'll do March 13th when next we meet in person again.
Until tomorrow evening.....