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Lecture 1

Media, Information and Technoculture 2200F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Netflix, Urban Planning, Consumerism


Department
Media, Information and Technoculture
Course Code
MIT 2200F/G
Professor
Kane Faucher
Lecture
1

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Social'Algorithms !data%collection%used%to%limit%choices%for%consumerism%
How%information%is%stored,%whether%or%not%you%are%aware%of%it%that%is%collected%
for%commercial%or%"security"%reasons
Thinking%about%what%you%are%giving%up%when%joining%services%
Human%desire%to%control%other%human%beings
Ex:%Netflix,%they%see%what%we%watch%and%are%able%to%take%that%data%to%
supply%us%with%new%shows%they%believe%we%will%also%like
Facebook:%trading%our%privacy%in%order%to%have%access%to%a%service
Spoke%About
Walter%Litman%"paradoxes%of%democratic%movement%love%the%crowd%but%
fear%the%individual%that%posses%it"
a.
Urban%planning,%cities%and%campus%are%designed%from%huge%masses%gathering%
(very%obvious%control)%Lennon,%control%through%violence%and%record%keeping,%
prepared%
1.
Turning%wants%into%necessities,%silver%over%steal%for%the%value%and%status%of%
it%
a.
Channel%theory%of%desires%deep%down%in%people%with%propaganda%,%ex%cigarettes%
giving%freedom,%false%truths%needing%breakfast%or%a%big%ring%when%getting%
married%
2.
Handy%capped
a.
Culture%of%love%and%hate,%rise%of%fascism%and%need%for%social%control%after%
socialization
3.
Not%going%to%doctor,%and%using%pills%that%come%with%many%risks
a.
Pharmaceutical%ploys,%profitable%solution%through%chemicals%they%do%not%create%
solutions%but%costumers
4.
4'Attempts'of'Social'Control:
Info%and%its%Context
Monday,%February%23,%2015
3:35%PM
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