Every chapter in The Mediated World contains application exercises for you, the reader, to delve deeper into the topics. Below are the applications from the textbook that require you to go online, gathered together on one convenient page. Watch and listen using the links below, and go beyond the theory.
Study Illuminates How Babies Learn to Speak (p.49)
Q3.2: According to Kuhn’s research, how does a baby move from speech perception to speech production?
Language Acquisition and Literacy (p. 63)
Q4.5: In what ways do the interactions between the author and his son illustrate how we learn through repetition, rhythm, and conventional language? In what ways is the author’s daughter operating in the pre-literate and literate mindset?
The Telegraph versus Texting (p. 181)
Q8.2: Who is faster?
Early Movies from Black Maria (p. 251)
Q11.2: How does the quality compare to a film you can create yourself, say, on a smartphone?
The Great Train Robbery (p. 254)
Q11.5: A century ago, that scene made moviegoers jump for cover. Why are we no longer surprised and astonished by it? And what astonishes us today?
“You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet” (p. 256)
Q11.7: Try to imagine hearing words and images together on the big screen for the very first time. How do you think the experience might affect you?
Smoke in the Eye (p. 380)
Q15.9: What should journalists do to convince us that they are covering businesses in a fair way?
The People vs. Larry Flynt (p. 370)
A great movie about the First Amendment, The People vs. Larry Flynt, depicts the struggles of the pornographer to get his message out. The second half of the film concentrates on the famous Supreme Court case. Watch a clip from the film.
Q15.3: Do you agree with the argument made by Hustler’s lawyer? Explain your answer.
Warrantless Wiretapping (p. 389)
Q16.1: Just for a moment, imagine that you have been summoned by the president of the United States and told that your story is hurting America. How would you react?
Investigative Reporting on Walter Reed (p. 395)
Q16.6: In what ways does journalism like this improve conditions? Explain your answer.
Schwarz’s Reporting about Concussions (p. 402)
Q16.12: Since Schwarz’s reporting, schools and teams have developed many new rules for dealing with head injuries. What rules have you heard about at your schools or in the sports that you follow?
Adversarial Persistence (p. 399)
Q16.10: What do you think of Paxman’s tactics?
Pi (p. 430)
Q17.1: Compare the Wiki entry and GIF to the offerings of a printed encyclopedia, and identify the differences.