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    Who drives history?   Technological vs. Cultural  Determinism
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    Class announcements Note-taking assignments: You must sign up this week! What’s new with Web 2.0? China state TV broadcasts man throwing shoe at P Wen (Did the Chinese Internet open the window? Newspapers vs. The Web: Newspapers fight back! QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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    Last class The ideal of modernity has historically Technological development = progress Always leads to “social change” Technology as expression of our culture The physical device (object), its uses, and social dynamics surrounding the technology (i.e. industry practices, cultural practices) Social change is not a mere change in social dynamics; it’s a shift in power relations
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    This week What is technological determinism? Critiques to the technological determinist
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