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American Culture 1
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What is the name of Fredric Jameson's book?
Post-modernism or the Logic of Late Capitalism (1984)
Define Jameson's use of "end of style"
Culture today represents the decline of individual and unique artistic expression and instead, it has been replaced with mechanical mass-production
We live in a culture of the image and the spectacle and are losing access to history, which is altering the way we view the past
A copy of a copy, resulting in no original and an utterley degraded form
"imitation of dead styles"
What does Jameson define the idea of cultural forms no longer having direct access to the historical past they represent, and therefore represent stereotypical images as?
"crisis in historicity"
How much was the NFL TV deal worth in 2007-2013?
How much was the NFL TV deal worth in 2014-2022?
When was Kaepernick drafted?
2011 36th overall
When did Jackie Robinson join the MLB?
When is Jackie Robinson day?
When was the the Atanasoff-Berry computer invented?
1939 (first digital computer)
When was the Colossus computer invented?
1943 (first programmable digital computer)
What three things does digital technology provide over analogue?
Miniturisation, portability and consumption on demand
What 5 things does Elizabeth Eisenstein describe the printing revolution as causing?
- Creation of a new way to access and create information
- Proliferation and mass-production
- Dissemination (national culture)
- Preservation of information in printed form and easier storage of information
- Standardisation given the mass-copies produced (errors would be present in hand-written copies)
What main point does Marshall McLuhan make in his 1962 book "The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man"
Printing changed human conciousness - the medium of trasnferral of ideas (oral to visual) was what was important
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