Introduction to Popular Culture Studies

In Conclusion

Posted by prestonperkins91 on November 17, 2016

“What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.”

When I think of that quote from Andy Warhol it makes me want to compare it to spreadable media (that’s if the bum he mentions can get on a computer somewhere) Like how the book uses a mediphore of the dandelion can spread its seeds in the wind. The book and this class has opened my eyes to realize practically anyone in today’s society can start and spread anything in the community, good or bad and it can spread like dandelion seeds. Think of how many posts we’ve witnessed even in this election year, whether it was for or against that person who posted it’s views, it was still being spread online.

Reading and thinking about the old and new spreadability, I’m eager to wonder what professionals of popular culture in the past thought of what the future would be like when it came to media and spreadable media of today’s times. I can’t confirm where the future of media is going ,to the future from now, but its growing and on its way.


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