This week marks the end of our special “Key Concept” series of #K12Media chats; this week’s discussion will centre on Concept 8 from the 8 Key Concepts of Media Literacy: All Media Have Unique Aesthetic Forms. Last week we discussed the connection between form and content, examining tensions between photography and storytelling, truth and fiction, audience, producers, and subject.
For a refresher on the concepts:
8. Each Medium has a Unique Aesthetic Form
Individuals are drawn to a number of differing media for their enjoyment. Each medium should be understood, studied, and celebrated. Through understanding the aesthetics within each medium, a broader appreciation can be formed that can extend beyond personal opinion.