Media fluency is generally understood as encompassing two skill sets. The first, which we might call media comprehension, enables media consumers to decode, analyze, and break down mediated messages into their constituent parts. The other, known as media production, involves successfully encoding some kind of meaning into a mediated message. Both are needed for successful participation in today’s media-rich landscape.
Kate continues Miyazaki month with the first film to come from Studio Ghibli, Castle in the Sky. This episode talks about the history of Studio Ghibli and poses a new film theory that Castle in the Sky is an allegory for genealogy or the search of your ancestral roots. Sources: IMDB Trivia on Castle in … Continue reading Castle In The Sky – Kate’s Take Podcast