ENTERTAINMENT. Objectives. During this section, you will: Think critically about the importance our society places on entertainment. Analyze how entertainment is used to sell products, and even ideas to the public.
During this section, you will:
How does the quest to be entertained effect us as a society and how does media take advantage of that quest?
3pieces of evidence
2 pieces of evidence
Playing makes us happy
3 pieces of evidence
Respond to one of the following quotes:
“Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?” ― Marilyn Manson
“What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.” ― W.H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand
What do you think is meant by the statement you chose? Do you agree or disagree with what is being said?
The Hunger Games by Susanne Collins is another example of a piece of Dystopian literature. If you are unfamiliar with the film or the book ask someone in your group to fill you in before you answer the following questions:
Take a look at Forbes Top 10 wealthiest celebrities under 30. http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mfl45egdjj/lady-gaga-23/.
On a separate sheet of paper answer the following questions:
Watch the first 10 min and 30 seconds of this TED talk. Reflect on the following questions and write your answers on a separate sheet of paper:
Do you agree or disagree with Jane McGonigal? Do you think that there is value in investing time and energy into playing games? Or in other words in being entertained? How do we decide which forms of entertainment are worthwhile and which are not?