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About pressplaypause

My final project at Hampshire College, formally known as a Division III, was an experiment in exhibition development, installation, and marketing research. This blog will be used as a space to document my gallery exhibition- PLAY/PAUSE: a critical conversation about consumption and childhood, and act as a repository for all of my source materials, inspiration, and research related to this topic. It is an ongoing project, and will further my own critical conversation with media and childhood.

CCFC Gets With The Blog Mentality

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood has wonderful resources and works to maintain their site, but while doing research for my senior project, I was frustrated by their outdated fact sheets. Today, I saw a CCFC Facebook update directing me … Continue reading

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Media Literacy Message

Media literacy is the foundation of my work with children’s media, but I rarely get a chance to focus on what media literacy actually does for a child. One of my favorite media educators, Antonio López, runs a site called World Bridger … Continue reading

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Getting inside the head of the “enemy”- Marketing Strategies Made Known

In order to really tap into the methods used by marketing agents, I’ve spent a good deal of time researching advertising agencies and marketing corporations. There are many companies who make no effort to hide their intentions; they want kids … Continue reading

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Major Player in the Children’s Media Game

In my short time as a student in the realm of children’s media, I’ve been exposed to some brilliant minds via their research and resources. I have a lot of admiration and respect for these media-awareness educators who have devoted … Continue reading

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Continuing the conversation with resources!

If the documentation from my gallery show has left you wanting to read up on the national movement towards kid’s media-awareness and critical media consumption, look no further! I will be posting updates with my favorite resources and info sites … Continue reading

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Gallery Show- Buy Me That!

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BUY ME THAT! : HBO and Consumer Reports, 1990 “In 1990, HBO, in a collaboration with Consumer Reports Television, aired the first of three half-hour specials about children and advertising. The programs pulled back the curtain on many of the … Continue reading

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Gallery Show- Concerning Collection

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CONCERNING COLLECTION: Collecting is a very intentional type of consumption. It is a hobby for some, and an obsession for others. Is it possible to be too invested in a collection? These collectables were popular in the 1960′s, 70′s, 80′s, … Continue reading

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