SKILLET- COMATOSE By: Maggie Ellen Vaughn BACKGROUND INFO. Skillet is a Christian rock band from Memphis, Tennessee. The members of the band consists of John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Jen Ledger, and Ben Kasica. They have released 8 albums and have had 2 Grammy nominations. The album comatose was released October 3, 2006. The definition of comatose- to be affected by a coma-unconscious, sluggish, inactive, apathy. AUDIENCE THE AUDIENCE COULD BE ANYONE LISTENING TO THE MUSIC OR PURCHASING IT IN STORES OR ONLINE. POV-INTENTION THE INTENTION OF THE PICTURE IS TO SHOW OUR CULTURES RELIANCE AND DEPENDANCE ON TECHNOLOGY AND HOW WE HAVE BECOME PASSIVE AND INACTIVE IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES DUE TO THE ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY. FOCUS The focus of the picture is the boy in the middle holding the extension cord. The boy is also the only thing in the foreground. The background is a dark color that gradually becomes lighter as you move across the picture. TECHNIQUE 1.Why is the extension cord shown unplugged? 2.Inclusion- What if the photographer had added what the boy was looking at? 3.Why is a young child used in the photo and not an adult? 1. The unplugged extension cord represents our ever growing society that now technology extends past the old days of when you unplug the cord that the light will go off. Now it can keep going without any form of electrical cord. It represents that even with it unplugged there may be no way of escaping the outside influences of the media and technology. 2. If the photographer had added what the boy was looking at you would lose this sense of wonder and you wouldn’t have to interpret the picture. Now you have to formulate your own view on the picture. It stimulates the thinking process. 3. Because children are easier to persuade and manipulate. Adults have been here long enough to create their own opinions and cannot be persuaded simply by the media. Some can but most don’t. APPEALS LOGOS- This picture appeals to your logic because in today’s society technology is constantly changing and the media continues to be a big influence on people and there lives. PATHOS- This picture appeals to you emotions because in this generation it is easy to rely on or be influenced by the media and technology. Also this being a Christian band I can look at it from a religious view. As Christians we should not enter this “Comatose” state but we should be active. That goes for everyday society as well. bibliography "Skillet | Biography." Lyrics, Song Lyrics –LyricsFreak.com. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. <http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/skillet/biography.html>. "Skillet – Comatose [Review] « Nothing Is Sound." Nothing Is Sound. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. <http://arabianfox.wordpress.com/2006/10/12/skillet-comatosereview/>.