S2 EP 03 Shifting Ground

By Neil Andersen

Carol Arcus and Neil Andersen from the Association for Media Literacy gather each Monday evening to look at 21st Century culture and current events through a media literacy lens. From politics to popular culture, we guarantee that you won't leave an episode thinking quite the same way ever again.

Neil Andersen and Carol Arcus use the controversy over recently-released photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing “brown face” at a 2011 costume party as a backdrop for a conversation about Marshall McLuhan’s concept of “figure” and “ground”.

Do shifting “grounds” change how we perceive the figure? An interesting and thought-provoking conversation.