A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Tessa Mediano is a student in the Masters of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Rhode Island. She has previously worked in diverse fields such as international education, historical tourism, and public and university libraries. Her areas of interest are media literacy, intellectual freedom, and privacy. She is a Research Assistant for the Media Literacy Rhode Island Report Card.