Reading 2 pages 21-29(Interpreting Aboriginal Cultures by Gerald Friesen).docx

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Media, Information and Technoculture
Course
Media, Information and Technoculture 2000F/G
Professor
Daniel Robinson
Semester
Winter

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Interpreting Aboriginal Cultures by Gerald Friesen Pages 21­29  • dominant mode of communication for Aboriginal people was speech • we divide time­ minutes, days, years, centuries­ linear unit of life • time­ fixed measuring rod • space is vague • seemed definite but recently not so much • we can transcend space with modern communication • everyday calculations of time build on natural occurrences • traditional societies had ecological time­ seasons and lunar cycles • structural time­ secondary measure of time • marks passing of generations • explains interactions of groups within them • Mayas­ leaders guided by astronomy­ did not segregate past from future • Past could repeat itself • If you pay 
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