What is the difference between a plot and a story?
Think of a plot being something akin to a skeleton. If the plot is the skeleton then the story would be the flesh and features of the body. There have been and always will be stories, more and more being added to the world as time goes on but the number of plots are small in comparison. The thing is, a hundred very different stories from different times or genres can all have the same plot but its the actual details of each story that make it different and for lack of better word, good. The whole journey of the hobbit and his parade of dwarves could be retold but in the form of a college student being asked by president of a fraternity to help him and his brothers raise money to save their frat house. Now these two instances sound completely different, how could they truly be alike? A hobbit running off to fight a dragon isn't quite different from a college nerd running off to help save the frat house plot wise. Both characters are fighting a a greater power whether it be Smaug or the bank.
In what ways does graphic affect the world around us today?
Graphic Design (or design in general) is all around us. It is in the shape of the phone in our hands and the way we have learned to use them. It's the variety of logos and signs that we see on the drive home whose fonts and colors catch our attention. It's the sad looking animals on the tv commercials evoking sympathy from us so we will donate all that we can. Digital Media is constantly around us from the moment we step foot into this world and it plays a major part in our everyday lives.
How can one use digital media in an advantageous fashion?
If properly utilized, digital media can take a small idea and make it huge. We see it everyday in the form of websites such as youtube. Anyone with a cellphone and opinion can now broadcast their thoughts and become internet celebrities from it. People have gone from being a student studying law in college to dropping out and now having a book tour across the world because of how they used digital media- in the particular case, youtube- to their advantage.