New Media and Digital Culture (Alan LIghtman (Michael Lynch (Google…
New Media and Digital Culture
He is the founder. He discuses how the media influences people. Marshall thought media created fads that people are into
What is new media
New media can be anything that is new and shows what is going on in the world. New media used to be Newspaper, now it is the internet, smart phones, and other devices.
Creating and producing: blogs, YouTube videos, comment
He thinks that technology separates us from ourselves and nature. We are not with people even when we hang out, we are on our phones instead of being there in the moment
Mastering Memory: How technology could effect our memory. It also makes us think things are more important then they are like fads such as dabbing, and Fortnite dance
Google-Knowing: He says that we rely on google to give us information on things we know a lot about and things we know nothing about
Digital life form: He talks about having phones connected to our brains and receiving information on the fly. He talks about neromedia and having media streamed right to your brain.
Kurzweil and singularity: how technology and artificial intelligence are way beyond any human capabilities could.
Connected but alone: she says how we are all connected through social media but when we are together we don't talk or interact with one another but sit there on out phones.
Approaches to new media
technology determines what our culture values. How technology affects human behavior and thoughts.
Social shaping of society
How society determine what technology is used and how it looks. Ex: Myspace vs Facebook
Tools of our mind: how we categorize technology and what technology we use.
Her: was a movie about how technology becomes singular. How the Theodore felt alone even with others. The movie also has it where the phone can have intellectual communication with him.
Social Network and media
technology is making us less sociable. People also spend more time in the virtual world then the real world.
Technology is making our strong bonds even closer. Those who use social media have more diverse friends and closer relationships.
Types of relationships:Linking, bridging, and bonding
he believes that the internet is making us dumber and have less attention span
he thinks the internet is not making us more dumb or more smart. He thinks that we can only retain so much information in our heads that the internet does not have any impact
He thinks humans are smarter with technology. He believes that the technology allows us to learn more and have more information at out finger tips
Case of boredom
how boredom makes us more creative. Our brain is being more productive through out the day that we loose a sense of our creation.
The social network: the movie was about how Facebook was made. The movie shows how people use technology to benefit them. Facebook is now one of the biggest social medias. you can get in touch with people you don't know, use to know or know now. You get to see what they are up to in their lives without necessarily asking.
Case study: video game and violence: Talked about how video games do not necessarily linked with violent behavior.
this is where you use the space around you to make a different reality in that space ex: Pokemon go
this is were you are totally immersed into a different reality. Ex: Skyrim
Gaming, Learning and literacy
Gaming can teach us complex things on a whole another level. Where we could understand better things on a different level.
gaming and psychopathic tendencies
Education and Technology
how people are trying to earn degrees online to save money and learn at their own pace
Higher education is not a mixtape
education especially college can not all be thought online. The percentage of people that pass an online class are 4%. People go to college for the brand and to say that is where I went, they also want to know what it is like to have the college experience.