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The concept behind this method is concerned with signs and in particular three different component parts, signified, signifier and sign. To help in the explanation of these terms it will be useful to examine a recent advert taken from a popular magazine. One such advert within a current publication of OK magazine illustrates a woman smiling having used a certain brand of washing powder to clean clothes; the headline states ‘Another load of your mind’. (OK, 2002, p65) Within this…

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Meaning of Meme an Eipiphiny

The word mehme means; m-meaning, e-emotional, h-humanistic, m- methodical e- experience. It is a rhyme of ‘meme’. On the other hand, that worked ‘Eipiphiny’ is corrupted from the word ‘epiphany’. Epiphany means (a) ‘a sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something’ (b) ‘an intuitive grasp of reality through an event usually simple and striking’,’ an illuminating discovery, realization or disclosure’ (c) ‘a revealing scene or moment’ Eipiphiny represents ‘stochastic / mathematical epiphany. ‘ Its components…

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An Examination of the Presentation of Two Magazine Advertisements

There are two magazine advertisements advertising two separate products both jewellery in nature. A stainless steel Rolex watch named the ‘Rolex – Oyster – GMT Mater II’. An expensive sophisticatedly designed watch for people of the wealthy businesspersons category. The other a ‘Jewels of Aphrodite’ silver ‘exclusive Triple ring’; suitable for a gift to a lover or a self-indulged treat, this is aimed at the average workingpersons category as it says ‘Need send no money now’, and ‘For only i??…

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Teens and their Magazines

There is not a day that goes by where I don’t witness a teenage girl in the mall dressed very provocatively, wearing short skirts, tight shirts, and covered in make-up. The group of girls she associates herself with is also dressed very sexy and in my opinion inappropriate for their age. As they walk they giggle and hold conversations about fashion and what they did with their boyfriends last night. Checking out stores for the latest trends, they also take…

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Game Developer Magazine

From the creation of the first game consoles to today’s entertainment platforms, one company stands out; Sony. Its Playstation series and the games specifically made for it has risen above the rest of its competitors. Sony Corporation is one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and it’s headquarter is located in Tokyo, Japan. It was Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita who founded the company in 1946. It was first called Tokyo Tsuushin Kogyo (TTK) but later had to…

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