Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2017–18

Simone Wagner
What is Media Literacy?

Employing both oral and visual explanation, What is Media Literacy? unravels the often dense, dynamic concept of Media Literacy by presenting a number complex issues in a straight- forward, linear fashion. Drawing from research and teaching experience conducted both domestically and internationally, the piece addresses the ever increasing importance of learning to interpret the media messages around us. It champions the belief that the necessary skills to do so can be taught around the world, regardless of age, economic standing, or cultural environment. As part a larger body of work that uses motion graphics, photography, video and web design to explore issues of the digital divide, education, and documentary storytelling, What is Media Literacy? expands on the subject using vector graphics while adhering to a style reminiscent of elementary level math and science textbooks from the 1960s. Simone Wagner is a graduating senior in the five year BA/BFA program studying Culture Media/ Design and Technology.

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