Meaning Making in Korea

In an era where the media has an ever growing presence in the daily lives of every individual, the dissemination of ideas and culture has never been easier. With the invention of the internet, we live more connected to the world and thus we share more, especially ideas. Doctor Stuart Hall believed that culture was a collection of shared ideas. These ideas then are transmitted to other people known as the medium. Now, if you can control the medium, then you can effectively control what is transmitted, thus you have the power.

Our group thought that the Entertainment Sector in South Korea was the largest meaning making entity due to its overwhelming presence in the media, and that it had great power to influence the Korean population. Ever since the Korean government decided to invest in entertainment, many changes occurred in the traditional Korean culture. These changes, we believe are important to Korean culture, and thus are the main themes to the topics in this website.