What is New Media

What is New Media - What is New Media What is Technology o...

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What is New Media? What is Technology? o Form of human knowledge- Henry Skolimowsky o Knowledge made concrete o Manifestation of knowledge o Knowledge we can act on- 5 senses **changing notations of how people can interact -magic! -“cult of the smooth”- Technology vs. Science Technology Science Creates reality Enlarging our own designs Acting out theories Thoughts made real *doing Investigates reality given Enlarging knowledge of world Testing hypothesis *understanding **Technology influences lifestyle, but lifestyle also influences technology. **Culture influences what kind of technology is created. Cell Phones o Importance Chips/wires
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Punch numbers Talk to people o Why study? Changed us. DKP Model (Device, Knowledge, Practice) o Helps us think about technology o Think about components o Acknowledges that there is more than the machine Device a. Manifestation b. Physical thing c. Carrier i. Of meaning ii. Caused by something iii. Leading to something Knowledge a. Viewing a task b. Creator’s view i. Philosophy and shaping of task ii. Cultural/individual views c. Raison d’etre Practice a. Effect/imoact b. Influence on our lives c. Tools change us
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d. Diffusion i. Price, ease of use, utility DKP Examples a. Cell phones i. D- Towers, chips, transmitters ii. K- telegraph problem, talking to someone, mobility, human voice
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course NEW MEDIA 2020 taught by Professor O'donnell during the Spring '11 term at UGA.

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