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  • Scale Model of Ferryboat Trillium
  • Stereograph, Entrance to Ferry Wharves
  • Toronto Automobile Show Postcard

Greenwashing:

The Media's Message

This exhibit focuses on the role of media in producing social change. Criticism exists that corporations and governments use media to manipulate social behaviour. However, recent technological developments, such as blogs, social networking sites and Wikipedia, have provided what media scholars and cultural critics call a “democratization of media.” From multi-media campaigns against smoking and drunk driving to the push to recycle, buy local and eat organic, this exhibit tracks the myriad ways Torontonians are inundated with messages to change their way of thinking.



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