About midterm: - no repeat questions for open answer ones, but can turn into multiple choice questions. Learn hall"s encoding and decoding model (3 steps, both name and understand them) Same structure as final, multiple choice & open answer. Know bias of media, and difference between space/time bound society (media affects society, society is not biased towards media) Learn 5/6 forms of gender display names and description in laughey book or in movie. For wiki assignment, identify concept and apply it. Chapter 8 laughey (intro, boorstin and debord, the information society) Chapter 20 barlow and mills (theories of the information society) ** can email for week"s extension if you were present tonight** The social, economic, political, and technological development that have characterized the transition from traditional (premodern) to advanced (modern civilizations) . E. g. 28 million cellphone subscriptions in canada with population of 38 million therefore at least one cellphone for each household for 85% of canada.