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Lecture 22

English 2017 Lecture 22: 2017 - Lecture 22

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English 2017
Nigel Joseph

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Lecture 22 Iron Man Arms manufacturing Lead in weapons that America has Cutting edge of hostile technology Travel to afghanistan-significant because of much of the success or lack of success there and the reason of being there is due to the arms race Injured and constructs a suit The suit is a symbol for cutting edge technology One of the issue is who owns the suit --and Iron Man doesnt want the American government to own this Represents debate about weapons FILM: Iron Man 3 Move away from celebration of technology --always refining technology for it to be better A critique of the technology His girlfriend comes home and is talking to his suit and he is working on a new suit in the basement The movie is condemning his obsession with technology and his suits and it is clearly ruining his relationship with his girlfriend The female protagonist at the end that saves everyone/is strong She is also in some sense participating in this particularly male fascination with violence - i get why you like the suits FILM: Avengers America believes that solitary film is not the solution anymore, you need a team Headphones Some people find ppl using headphones as rude Anti social We dont see it as odd in today society bc we have embraced it The argument against it is that we have evolved to a level of intelligence by talking to each other (we are a sociable species) Music can be therapeutic though To always be listening to music in public is to turn your back on the social world- i would rather listen to music than speak with you Dont bug me Symptom of increased isolation and increasing this isolation Move from public concert to privateness of headphones Causes harm Harm to wearer of headphones- lose ability to hear certain sounds, consonants by self but also death because could be listening and using headphones and be hit by a car Can you become autistic through technology? Listening Alone The sight of someone in a private world, swaying or nodding to music only they can hear, cut off or walled-in by headphones, is increasingly common. How do we respond to the sight? Older people, with memories of a world of face-to-face encounters still fresh in their minds, often react with horror and hostility. The person with headphones is a monad, an alienated subject, an
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