greer14 - Sean Trank 3/12/08 Dr Greer Com 350 1. What role...

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Sean Trank 3/12/08 Dr Greer Com 350 1. What role does the iPod play in creating personal space? The new technology of MP3 players gives users unprecedented power of control over their experience of time and space. With the introduction of MP3 technology the user is given unparalleled access to their music collection whilst on the move. Previous generations of personal stereos, whilst providing for portability, limited the consumer to a few choices of music due to their format, whereas machines like the Apple iPod enable users to store up to 10 000 songs. These entries can be arranged through ‘play-lists’ in any configuration the user desires. Technologies like the Apple iPod produce for their users an intoxicating mixture of music, proximity and privacy whilst on the move Listening to chosen music enables these iPod users to focus in on themselves. In these situations the music enables users to clear a space for thought, imagination and mood maintenance. The random nature of the sounds of the street does not
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course COM 350 taught by Professor Greer during the Spring '08 term at Point Loma.

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