I decided to use Photoshop and Internet images to create three large-sized posters of Obama and Romney, from this year's election. I explored the idea of campaigning and how media/social networking has influenced voters and advertising. If I did not have Internet and the software I have today, I would have most likely used magazine clippings and newspaper to create the larger images and wording.
Campaigns and advertising were primarily in magazines, posters, and television/radio years ago. The idea for this project may have been different back 20-30 years ago because there was less change or extreme advances in social networking. The use of medium would certainly be different, but I feel my idea behind it would be similar. My project may be the same in the sense that advertising, radio, and broadcasting affects the public's views and opinions. However, today there is more to compare with a wide range of years and advancement of technology.
Overall, I believe that our society has grown to be very visual, publicised, and informal. Social media affects my project, representing how things such as Facebook and Twitter have played a large roll in communicating the candidates' views and thoughts. It was useful, but also made me think that social networking has taken away from some of the professional ideals or seriousness of elections. Social networking can be friendlier, but can also make it easier for people to post invalid information and ridicule candidates and other news.