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    At this point in the semester, Symbolic Convergence Theory best describes my community. I am an RA for a fairly close-knit community-- there are only 20 residents on my floor, which has really allowed them to form relationships with one another. My floor has become much closer than I initially anticipated. I often see my residents eating meals together, walking around campus in groups, and spending time with each other on the floor. With that being said, through spending a decent amount of time together, my residents seem to have adopted a common style. Many of my residents seem to have inside jokes or shared experiences. Oftentimes, when a resident is telling me a story, another resident will add to the conversation and fill in missing…

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    Methodology In this study adopt Ernest Bormann’s symbolic convergence theory and the fantasy theme analysis. We pick 5 different pages on Facebook, which post related post of occupy central issue and attract lot of people to interact on the post. The 5 Facebooks pages are : “BBC-媒體/新聞/出版”; “佔領中環-社群”; “Occupy Central佔領中環-社會、文化網站”; “Occupy Central-社群”; and “讓愛與和平佔領中環Occupy Central with Love and Peace-社群”, the analysis include the number of the original post, the number of people’s “Like”, “share”…

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    acquired through dramatization and rhetorical vision. “Rhetorical vison is considered to be construction of a groups world view”. Once engaged in the fantasy, the theme itself creates a cohesiveness within the group. He incorporated fantasy themes into his theory called symbolic convergence theory, which involves “sharing group fantasies that create symbolic…

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    Imax Innovation Case Study

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    This class, though we spent the majority of time talking about innovation, both sustaining and disruptive, was at its heart a class about convergence. In layman’s terms, convergence is the coming together of two or more distinct entities or experiences. There are three main lenses through which we at convergence, technological, economic, and cultural. Technological convergence occurs when existing technologies come together in a way that inspires new use or creates new applications. An example…

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    Multi Modal Media

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    & Deuze 2001). Essentially, network journalism is a new sub-genre of media, allowed to come about as a result of the internet and the massive number of users on it (Bardoel & Deuze 2001). Quite simply, this concept can be broken down into three core ways that it is changing popular culture. The first, according to the source, is that it has the potential to make the journalist as an intermediary force in democracy somewhat superfluous (Bardoel & Deuze 2001). This convergence of media, according…

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    No Exit Symbolism

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    done in a quick, crisp, and deliberate motions and right before each main character found themselves in the room. As previously stated, this action signified the death and condemnation of each character by the moment when it occurs. Another action that’s pretty important is the action the main characters make when they say crying. The action consists of the character stretching their arm in front of them in a manner of one pulling a string connected to their body away from them. The reason this…

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    Social Media Privacy

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    information can spread through social media. Technological convergence provides us access to more things than we could ever imagine. With little effort we can check our bank accounts, stream Netflix, video chat with friends all over the world, and read a book on our phones. This is due to what Jenkins refers to as Convergence Culture. Convergence culture is defined as an era where old and new media collide and multiple forms of media merge together. One of Jenkins main focuses’ is on…

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    The next frame that I will share my insight on is the political frame. The political frame is based on heavily on power and decision-making in the organization. The political frame explains power being an important tool in making decisions and power on both sides produces reality and without it things will not happen, and it is also important that power is not always look at as something negative (Bolman, Deal 2013). As a leader one needs to understand were the source of power comes from. Some…

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    the ghosts are simply projections of the governess’ unconscious or if they are truly haunting both Miles and Flora. These two differing viewpoints are a direct result of James’ use of ambiguity of the text. James’ story then changes from a simple ghost story about a governess, two ghosts, and two children to a story filled with ambiguity and questions, which contribute to the overall uneasy, eerie, and uncanny feeling produced. The development of the uncanny through James’ use of ambiguity…

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    Raisin In The Sun Plant

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    insurance for her deceased husband in the form of a ten-thousand dollar check. This check divides the thought processes of her family. Her and her children want to use it for different purposes, and this causes conflict, and much tension. Mama, in the midst of the conflicting ideas and discussions, keeps a house plant that is close to her for many reasons. The plant is a prominent symbol because it is symbolic of the hope that she still has in her family’s success. The author brings up the…

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