MDSA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Andrew Feenberg, Net Neutrality, E-Reader

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Scientists who make apps addictive : article in the economist journal, devices and apps on them are designed in such a way, behavior design, to give you rewards for your attentiveness. Designed to for you to come back: related to the studies conducted by b. f. skinner, technology designed in this way to encourage the behavior (e. g. , constantly being on phone). Perspectives on technology: technology is perhaps the most complex and misunderstood topic considered in media studies, technology is central to understanding the society in which we live, technology has two parts: Connected to social, political, economic structures, enabling communication across time and space, and with an unlimited number of interlocutors. Technology as a commodity that facilitates commerce. Interlocutors: people who engage with each other (e. g. , in conversation): slack and wise (2007) Technologies are products and practices that assume their specific form thanks to their particular connections: williams (1974)

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