Monday, December 19, 2005

Globalisation and Uniformisation of the Living Room















The globalisation and uniformisation of the living room...In the company of the omnipresent TV.

Deep in the mountains of Northern Thailand and in the home of a member of the Karen people, an indigenous community.

There are both concerns -- engagement with the new form of entertainment/infotainment and the fear that it may eventually destroy their culture or at least create a distance between the people and their culture. There are no indigenous media in these areas which act as a cultural mirror...(Dec 2005)