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McLuhan believes that content is meaningful and changes the scale, scope, or pace of society...
In this course, a medium is...
The means through information / meaning is transmitted or the means through which an action is carried out
Meyrowitz created coined the term "Medium Theory," but people have studied the characteristics of media since at least ancient Greece...
Technological Determinism is the belief that:
Media drive change and progress in society
Which of the following would McLuhan consider a medium?
According to the lecture materials, we should strive to write histories that follow plots with villains, protagonists, and plot points...
According to Gitelman, media history should be studied in which way:
By examining a specific moment and context in the history of a medium
According to Marvin, new media is a historically relative term...
History is "just the facts"...
The production and writing of history
If a website has been taken down, but you still want to access the content of that site, the best place to look would be:
The Wayback Machine
You have to visit an archive to perform historical work...
Media archaeology is:
A methodological approach that seeks to uncover dead media, forgotten media, and antecedent media
The German Tradition for media archaeology primarily takes a technologically deterministic position...
Cultural determinism is the idea that people ("known as social actors") drive the development of technology (and society)...
The features of a medium that encompass its potential uses are:
How is identity performed in Lambda MOO, according to Dibbel's account?
According to Bollmer, identity is performed through our interactions with a particular medium...
A standard radio, which allows you to choose between channels, adjust the volume, and turn it on and off is a/an ____________ medium compared to the computer.
The belief that we have only one coherent identity is known as intersectionalism...
The study of how we experience the world (sensory experiences and how they are shaped) is called:
Our subjective bodily experience of being in the world is called:
The capacity to sense the world (see, touch, feel, taste, hear) is referred to as:
Bollmer (2018) argue that media are extensions of our body but they also:
Amputate our sensory capacities (i.e. reduce our sensory capacity)
According to Bollmer (2018) and the lecture videos, embodiment does not matter. We should concern ourselves with the cybernetics idea that we can transcend the limitations of our bodies to become one with technology. That is, our mind (and its informational patterns) are all that matters...
Assemblage theory refers to:
The heterogeneous actors (human and nonhuman) that affect a situation
Assemblages are stable and unchanging over time...
Removing a relation (often a weak one) is known as:
Slack and Wise's (2014) critique of technological and cultural deterministic perspectives is that:
They are restricted to asking questions about one dimension of a situation
You can change relations in an assemblage...
Which of the following characteristics is not associated with groups?
Includes diverse perspectives
A set of relations among people is called:
According to Standage (1999), media have always been social...
Context collapse refers to:
How the multiple identities we manage become decontextualized (and messy) on social networking sites
Which of the following is not a concern related to social networking sites?
Allows us to connect with a diverse set of relations
The use of computers and electronic sensors/trackers to constantly monitor human activity:
The creation of a norm to identify deviant behavior:
The use of public torture to discourage deviant (abnormal) behavior and reinforce power of a monarch (King or Queen):
Society of Sovereignty
The dividual is understanding the human body as a single entity that cannot be broken down into smaller units...
Which of the following is not an example of a space of enclosure (during the disciplinary society)
A space of enclosure establishes power by regulating bodies in comparison to a norm...
Temporality refers to (read carefully):
The multiple or different experiences of time
'Large, force-amplifying systems that connect people and institutions across large scales of space and time" or "any important, widely shared, human-constructed resource' refers to:
Infrastructures (where they are located, who they serve) are political artifacts...
Infrastructures have a politics...
Infrastructuralism refers to a methodological approach that asks us to turn our attention to infrastructures, paying attention to how they construct our experiences of media...
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