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New Media and Digital Culture
Is Technology Making People Less Sociable?
Rosen and Hampton present two different views on whether or not technology is making people less sociable.
Convergence- The flow of content across multiple media platforms
Henry Jenkins (a key figure in new media)
Meikle and Young-Media Convergence
The "synthesis of the two histories"
Technological, industrial, social, textual
Technological determinism- new technologies are "self-generating"
Alternative to technological determinism is the social shaping of technology, which states that technology is a social product
Karl Marx developed the first major view as a technological determinist
"Technological determinism tries to understand how technology has had an impact on human action and thought." (Wikipedia)
According to Marshall McLuhan and Raymond Williams, there are many different ways that technology can be utilized and created
Marshall McLuhan says that media technologies are better described as "extensions of man"
Technology is neither good, nor bad, nor is it neutral, according to Kranzberg's First Law.
Film Theory and Analysis
The year of 2007 perienced the most active Wikipedians.
Modularity is a property of a project that determines the extent to which it can be broken down into smaller components.
Social Networking Sites
Creates public sphericals (criticism)
Clay Shirky- cognitive surplus
Violence, Augmented Reality
Does playing and interacting with violent video games lead ones behavior to be violent/ lead them to act aggressively?
New Media and its Role in Higher Education
Massively Open Online Courses are taking the place of college degrees
MOOCs are a more flexible and feasible option in terms of education.