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Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle – A book Review

Empire of Illusion is a narrative describing America’s descent into a fatuous experience of voyeurism and self-satisfaction. The Quintillion Times is a chronicle of how media and emerging media technologies affect our culture and those who live under their influence. … Continue reading

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From Benny Hill to Internet memes: Media continues to inspire the decline of deference

The 1970s saw Benny Hill expressing the sexual revolution on television. He used humour to lay bare the natural urges of men and women that were repressed by the ruling class and religious leaders.  In one pertinent skit, Hill plays … Continue reading

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How ads “hack” our mind

Rule #9: Aim young. Scotiabank’s “Getting There” account for children has been around for decades, seemingly an insider’s benefit for parents who bank with Scotiabank.  It is only now that Scotiabank is taking the plunge into deep advertising.  Until this … Continue reading

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