The Technological Medium And Reality Programming Essay

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The Technological Medium and Reality Programming
Right now, as I speak, there is a world full of people binge watching their favorite reality television shows, tuning into season premieres, and setting their DVR so they can watch their shows after the reality of real life. It is important to note, these actions are done through a variety of different technological mediums: the television, tablet, cell phone, and laptop. However, on a global scale, the television is used as a primary medium of entertainment. Most popularly in today’s society, reality television has become a worldwide entertainment phenomenon. Different types of reality programming are projected through television as a medium and then sends a message to its audience. Audiences are religiously engaging themselves in the hypereality of reality television and are adapting values such as materialism, physical appearance, fame, and fortune; this ultimately affects their everyday lives and interactions with others. Reality television has become so popular that we believe that its projected hypereality is the reality in which we truly want to live. If not in real life, vicariously through. Television brings together individuals through their love for visual cinema. In this case, reality television is analytically, the topic of choice. Reality television is influencing individuals to act a certain way, through their technological mediums, and consequently, shaping the individuals they become and the society in which…

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