martes, 22 de octubre de 2013

This video can be a documents for locations and forms of power because this parodic video deals with the domination of the United States. The Irack reperesents the Irak invaded by americans (apple products). We can also place the document in spaces and exchanges because in the video the principal current issue is related to the United States an their invasion in Iraq and in Iran. The people let us know that they don't agree with the gouvernement and the decision to have this war,

martes, 15 de octubre de 2013

sábado, 5 de octubre de 2013


The tablet



Let's start discribing what a tablet is. A tablet is a device that can be used like a computer but it is sometimes better. The tablet is a very simple device with just a tactile screen. A computer has two differentiated  parts: a  key pad and a screen . In the  tablet  the key pad is also included in the screen. 

Tablets are also lighter and more useful than personal computers . They can have different sizes from very small to the size of a notebook, so you can carry them in your hand bag or in a litlle walet.

The most innovative concept of tablets is that they can be permanently connected to internet, and that you can download  an endless number of applications. Many software companies in the world are programming applications for almost anything you can think of. These aplications can be games, videos, professional or student applications, utilities, etc.. You can find and download them in the  "app stores". The process is very simple,and you can do it from anywhere. Sometimes you have to pay for the application but many times they are free .

 Tablets enable us to read books, magazines, download videos, take notes when you're in class, show the menu to a client in a restaurant and place the order, access your bank accounts, or monitor your health.I find very positive that downloading the newspaper on your tablet, is not only very convenient, but also decreases the paper consumption, making the tablet a great progress in the preservation of the trees.

However, tablets also have some disadvantages that can be a problem.
  •  They are quite expensive, much more than a mobile phone or a computer. This means that tablets are not accesible to many people in the world.
  •  Since the screen is tactile, you can make some mistakes when the size of the text is small. You can zoom in and make the text readable, indeed, but it is annoying.
  •  It's fagile and you must be very careful in handling it to avoid it falls and breaks. Since tablets are so expensive, it is very costly to buy another one or get it repaired.
  •  As opposed to a laptop, where you can plug in an external memory (pen drive, USB), tablets do not allow to do so. This is very irritating when you want to download pictures or music to take to another device. 

Nowadays, a tablet can be very helpful at school. both for students and teachers. You can download class books instead of carrying  them in you bag every day. It's cheaper, because downloading a book is less expensive than buying them on paper, and also the rest of brothers / sisters in the family can also use in the future. Also there are plenty of games that can be good for education and estimulate and train your brain as a treatment for different pathologies (visual, memory, psychological....).

In summary, with  a tablet you can carry in a single device all your world: your e-mail, calendar, facebook connection, your favorite music, photos and movies, the book you're reading or the newspaper you download every day. Technology is very important in this world and the tablet has been the last technology revolution we have seen in our daily lives.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tkx6jncsGVQ

Description : This video is structured around two main narrative voices and a character illustrating what the voice-over says while a singer often merely repeats what's just been said.
The setting is a christian home and church, so this particular context is very meaningful. We can notice on various occasions that the main character is addicted to high-technology products, mostly smartphones. He is shown as a family man unable to communicate with his wife, exept through texting. He is also shown as a church-goer incapable of attending worship  without all his phones vibrating all the time, marking him look like he's full of the holy spirit.
Finally, he is depicted as a computer geek whose life has become extremely complicated instead of having been simplified.

Interpretation : Basically, this video means that high technology has become a religion for many people, even christians who are not supposed to be materialistic. Then, in a christian lifestyle, quite a few church goers and believers tend to focus more on materialistic issues rather than spiritual ones. We can add that technology reings supreme for many people who revere it as a God enlightening his followers. The question is, is this a real progress for humankind ? 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j7B-P4FmbvM

Description : Two people are stuck on an elevator in a place that seems litterally empty.The man looks upset. He might be an office worker walking to his job.The woman claims that she is already late, so for her, this is the last straw. At one point, she's about to cry and asks for a phone. In short, they both look hopeless.
Interpretation : We can relate this situation to a fairly comon one in real life : getting stuck on an elevator. The difference is that, in this situation, people have the right to panic whereas on an escalator, there is no reason whatsoever to be scared. 
This video points out the increasing dependence of human beings on technology. If it goes missing, it is as if a crutch had been taken away from, so these two people cannot even walk up the stairs which would be the normal thing to do. We could think  that technological progress makes humans lazy or at least less prone to taking initiatives.