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Media genom Robotens Ögon: Analys av representation av media i tv-serien Mr. Robot
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Media Through the Robots Eyes : Analysis of the representation of media in the tv-series Mr. Robot (English)
Abstract [en]

This studies purpose is to analyse the representation of media in the television series Mr. Robot as well as to analyse the representation of the prominent conglomerate called E-Corp that is central to the narrative of the series.  Theories used in the study is mainly concerned with mapping out the semiotic signs as well as using theories of representation by Stuart Hall to further understand the meanings behind the signs that are distinguished in the analysis. Foucault theory about panopticons is implemented when looking at surveillance from E-Corp as well as Jones theory about techno- and grunge-economies.  The results of the study show that media is often represented as lying or being shallow. According to the series it’s easy to get stuck in a simulation of reality where you can’t tell the difference between what’s real and what’s hyperreal. The representation of the corporation shows little about the regular employee but emphasizes that those in charge often are bad or simply manipulative people.

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2018. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
Mr. Robot, representation, media, panopticon, simulation, semiotic signs
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149220DiVA, id: diva2:1219821
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Bachelor Programme in Journalism
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Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-18 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved

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