Saturday, January 24, 2009

Media Forms

There are two types of media products, cultural and mundane products. Cultural products are TV programs, films, radio programs, videos, newspapers, magazines and comics. On the other hand, mundane products are house-wares, transportation and other applied forms. These two kinds have similarities as well as differences.

They both products are mass-produced and marketed as consumer goods. Both require constant innovation, making use of technology and design, and have to be sold as cheaply as possible.

On one hand, mundane products are made to fulfill basic personal, domestic, industrial and consumers needs whereas cultural products contain meaning, values, ideas and a form of communication. They can be seen or appreciated simply as forms of entertainment to be enjoyed, or perhaps as a work of art or something meaningful to be appreciated, or even as commentaries on today’s society.


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