Designer Babies ?

 

Bling! Bling! Bling! Fashion is everything! Many people love following fashion trends. Many people follow their favorite fashion trend sites such as Womens Wear Daily, Vogue, and many more. We also see trends happening on social media sites. For example, I see all name brands and clever outfits right from my phone on Instagram and Pintrest. Recently there as been a new trend out in the fashion world! No it is not your everyday new designer handbag, and it is not a new trend on how to do your make-up!

This trend is only about two feet tall and might also call you Mom or Dad. Can you guess? Yes, that’s it! The new trend seems to be our children.  Now I know you are asking yourself how is this a new trend. Why is everybody thinking this is a new trend we bring our kid everywhere we go, I do not get it! Let me explain!

       

Kids have always been dressing the best they can; I mean they are just kids, but lately parents have been dressing kids in over the top outfits. People have been dressing kids in high fashion styles to make their kid stand out or to make their child match their outfit of the day.

One well-known celebrity that does this is Kim Kardashian. Kim dresses her daughter North West in clothes that are designed just to match her loving Mommy.

“Kim has reportedly hired a personal tailor to make sure the baby’s wardrobe matches Mommy’s.”

Kim is not the only one who has their child dressing in high fashion clothes, but other celebrities as well are dressing their kids in these kinds of clothes. You see it all over for example another couple that does this is Beyoncé and Blue Ivy.  It seems to be that Mommy’s and their kids are the new statement in the fashion world. Having a fashionable child is a lot better than having a purse now a day.

As stated in the article “Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication, v. 1.0 ” by Jack Lule .

“Historically, popular culture has been closely associated with mass media that introduce and encourage the adoption of certain trends. We can see these media as “tastemakers”—people or institutions that shape the way others think, eat, listen, drink, dress and more.”

Photographers are taking pictures of the celebrities and the kids, making it easy for everybody to see these tastemakers! The trend is causing many people over all social networks to take pictures of their own little trend setters!  Everyday Mommy’s are following this movement by posting their own pictures on sites such as Instagram!

Now if you ask me I love the fact that the parents now are giving so much time and money to make sure that their kid looks their very best. Now do not get me wrong I am not saying that people should or should not do this, I just personally do not think it is all that easy to do. The average person cannot pay for new outfits all the time! The child is always growing needing new clothes and just everyday expenses come with a cost! Bling, bling, bling babies seem to be the new “it” thing!

links: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/kim-kardashian-inflicts-personal-style-north-west-article-1.1966732

How 3D Printing will Revolutionize our Daily Living

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As the future progresses, new technology is revealed to society to make everyone’s daily living a bit more easier. 3D printing, a technology that has shown much attraction in the media with the technology’s capabilities to print 3D digital content. This technology has shown a wide range of possibilities such as printing life scale houses, human body parts and even foods you can eat. These 3D printing capabilities is presented by the mass media and how great it will make everyone’s life easier and relaxful.

The mass media is getting everyone excited over the more accessible and affordable 3D printing technology for constructing any type of building from all over the globe. The audience who receive this message get excite over the possibilities that the technology is now capable of doing. With proven evidence shown in the mass media people are easily convinced. In China, they have used the 3D printing technology to build houses and even mansions. Piece of the media has release an article called “China Just 3D-Printed a Five-Story building Like It’s No Big Deal” from “Curbed.com”. In the Article, “A Chinese construction firm called WinSun Decoration Design Engineering has 3D-printing a five-story apartment building and a 11,840-square-foot Neoclassical mansion. These new structures are also made of recycled wastes such as soda can and plastic bottles. One massive 3D printer was used to construct the buildings using the recyclables wastes.“ Other than China, the mass media is posting and publishing many articles, pictures, videos, podcast, and blogs of a bunch of buildings being printed from different countries. The mass media has convinced many people in giving them insight that this technology has a lot of promising benefits for the future.

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Even in the medical industry the media has spread the message that 3D printing can prove useful in this field.The media explains that 3D printing technology has the capabilities to print human organs and body parts. On “www.Dailynews.com” their is an article called, “3D printers to make human body parts? It’s happening” that discuses the use for the technology for treating patents. In the article it states, “Six-year-old Alex Pring of Groveland, Fla., tries out the prosthetic arm created for him by a team of engineering students at the University of Central Florida. The arm was created for a cost of around $350 using off-the-shelf electrical servo motors and custom machined components created on a 3D printer. ” With this being evidential to the message given by the media, people will no longer have to worry about a being greatly depressed over a lost limb or organ. In addition, the media has given their audience a glimmer of hope mentally and when the time comes, their physical health will be cared for.

Lastly, The news media has expressed that 3d printing is also capable in printing real food that can be eaten. In addition, they nugged their audience and shout that their wish has been fulfilled. The mass media uses example from The Back to The Future franchise when a character from the film receives an instant fully cooked pizza in a matter of a few seconds. In an article called, “Breaking convention: New 3D food printer makes edible cookies” from the website, “http://rt.com/news/220391-3d-printer-edible-food/”. In the article it states, “XYZPrinting 3D Food Printer promises to stretch the boundaries of creative food making, as it allows to print any style of uncooked cookies and other dough-based pastries within minutes. ” The news media that this will be the future of the culinary industry because of it’s low cost prices and options for making creative presentable food designs to their hungry customers.

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The possibilities of 3D printing technology is almost endless and I’m personally very excited for it. In addition, I’m not the only one who feels the excitement of this kind of technology according to the mass media. Mark Federman explains, “a medium is ‘any extension of ourselves.’ Classically, he suggests that a hammer extends our arm and that the wheel extends our legs and feet. Each enables us to do more than our bodies could do on their own.” With the use of 3D printing, many things is possible and with the power of using it, making our lives much easier and creative indulged in many characteristics.  I would love to print my own creations that I design or buy off of some store’s library in real plastic objects or have an elaborate dessert in front of me. Not to mention a house that I can have printed from a huge 3D printer in a empty lot somewhere of my chosen. The future is here with the use of 3D printing technology and it is only begun according to a bunch of media sources I have encountered throughout online and in published magazines.