Oct. 15th lecture.docx

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Media, Information and Technoculture
Course Code
Media, Information and Technoculture 2500A/B
Professor
Warren Steele

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Mit2500 Oct.15 /2012.  Alienation o The age of information overload, access to so much data, literally devices that fit into the palms of our hands o Ability to extend ourselves through time & space o Tech. alter perceptions and nervous systems (McLuhan) o Online world and real world are never clearly divided, reacted a stage where two cannot be separated o Technology, imagery and itself we cannot tell apart o Technology changes us emotionally, because we express how we feel through technologies o Computer is an ideological device (how the world we live in is put together) w o We shape what we make, but what we make also shapes us o Materials matter, the tools we use are significant and shape how we live o Computer computerizes our language  Language is forming into a condensed version  No longer need to write nicely or spell properly, computer does it want to get ideas out quickly (typing) then move on  “#” hashtag in twitter, language LOL, WTF, OMG  Language interprets how we see it  Relationship between technology and thought o Memory can be mixed up and altered, effects what and how we remember o Technology changes thought and memory o Constant change and adaptation to new technologies has become common in our society o No significant advancement is 100% going to be good, new technologies produce new effects o Something is always lost when a new thing comes along, new technology challenges who we think we are o Have to start all over again, a new sense of self o “Today when we find ourselves speaking about technology…Turkle pg. 107, Alone Together) o Technology is about change and advancement, continual attack on all that is stable o One’s race, class etc. has to do with how they think and perceive the world depending on their access to technology o “identity”  gender, race, class etc. these distinctions are not as important, we can become whatever we are o “self” we are always trying to define, always seeking this uncertainty o We always welcome and embrace new technologies into our lives o Heidegger  we have no idea what it is like to live o Language is becoming all about fragments  the language of movement and flow o Personal identity must be made, it is not fixed  Facebook, twitter, instagram etc. o “What kind of personal life should I say I have” (p 180, Sherry Turkle) o Sense of connection and community or individualism? o Steven Colbert with Sherry Turkle:  Losing balance of technology  Facebook profile is
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