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The big idea Technologies have biases It’s difficult to see some of those biases or truly understand them when we’re looking backwards through the lenses of newer technologies
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Illustration for Homer’s Odyssey , by Annie Poon, removed due to copyright restrictions. See http://www.handcartensemble.org/odyssey/
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Ong Is The Odyssey simply a bunch of cliches strung together? Why is that considered a lesser accomplishment? Hearing The Odyssey Other oral ‘literature’ How can we actually judge/understand older media?
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“As we may think” Information overload Challenge is sorting and identifying information that we need, across multiple sources Prefigured current situation
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Bush 1945 (Memex) 1965/1992 (Nelson) © source unknown. All rights reserved. This content is excluded from our Creative Commons license. For more information, see
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Unformatted text preview: http://ocw.mit.edu/fairuse . Future device? • Minority Report • Microsoft • What next? Carey © Smithonsian Institution. All rights reserved. This content is excluded from our Creative Commons license. For more information, see http://ocw.mit.edu/fairuse . Public domain image (Source: US Government) Overcoming space • Time zones don’t solve everything • Neither do maps Public domain image (Source: US Government) The telegraph • How did the telegraph change journalism? • How did the telegraph affect markets? • How did the telegraph alter our notions of space? • How is time now being occupied or colonized, according to Carey? MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies Fall 2010 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms ....
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