Goffman and Cirque: A Digital Presentation

The following is a PowerPoint of my Digital Presentation: goffman-and-cirque

  1. Image is everything.  A company is only as good as its image.  With this presentation, I learned that no matter how poorly something looks, it can be remedied.  It may take time, but restoring an image is worth it.
  2. I learned that media production can be a pain.  I tried several methods before coming up with a PowerPoint.  I was unsuccessful several times for this assignment.
  3. I don’t think I pushed myself as much as I could with the production aspect of this assignment.  In my mind, I felt that it would be simple, but it was actually the hardest part of the presentation.

Oral Presentation

My oral presentation is about miscommunication on the Internet.

Thinking about miscommunication and how it happens so often on the Internet.  I was able to find a good example through the use of memes.  While reading more about Habermas’s theory of communicative action, I thought the use of “communicative acting” is a neat concept.  You purposely send a message with intent.  There’s no manipulation.  Which, this is the way we all should be communicating.

I liked using audio software with this assignment.  I’ve used Soundcloud before, but I was having some trouble this time around.  So, I decided to use my cell phone’s voice memo app to see how it would work.  I liked how I was able to record and instantly import into iMovie, which just made a voice clip.  I then uploaded it to my YouTube.  While this seems like a lot of steps, it worked out seamlessly.  I may use this method in the future.

To complete this assignment, I had to think outside of the box because Soundcloud wasn’t working for me.  Finding new ways to use technology is important.  Technology is changing all the time.