Nothing Remarkable News Corporation.
Nothing remarkable News Corp. is a mock media corporation that I set up as a project for Art of the MOOC. I wanted to make something that was an anathema to the hysteria created by social media news. We are incredibly lucky in Bangor, North Wales, in that we are not under any real threat from a lot of the terrible things that are happening around the world.
This project was inspired by a 3 minute BBC news update that I saw recently. In three minutes, I had heard that we were at our highest risk ever of a terrorist attack, we are in danger of being “over run” with refugees and migrants, we have confirmed Ebola cases in the UK, and now the weather….. However, when I went outside, everything was the same. This made me wonder what it would be like if we only knew about what was happening in our own experience? Can we trust the media?
In creating Nothing Remakable, and working with my “journalists” I have found that there are more issues brought up by this than just the power of the media. Things like “What is remarkable and is anything really unremarkable?” “When does feeling safe turn into complacency? “ What is the role of art in tackling the media corporations?”
THANK YOU ALL FOR VISITING THE BLOG, CONTRIBUTING TO THE PAPER, BUYING THE PAPER AND GENERALLY GETTING INTO THE SWING OF THINGS. YOU ARE TRULY REMARKABLE, ONE AND ALL.
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There are loads of excellent local, grass roots organisations who are working hard to help those who do not have the luxury of an unremarkable life. Below are some links, but there are many more.