Kratz, take-home midterm
Maximum points in parenthesis after each question.
How does the model (from Hoynes, available on Camino) help you understand the relationship
between technology, users, and society? (5p)
- This model helps m
1. What are the main points Lawrence (Larry) Lessig are making regarding copyright and
creative expression? Why is this important?
Lawrence Lessig talks about copyright and creative expression in these two talks. In the
April 19. The printing press: technology spreads innovation and changes social interaction.
READING: Eisenstein, excerpts from pp. 41-90
VIEWING: Burke: The Day the Universe Changed: A matter of fact: Printing transforms
ASSIGNMENT DUE: Choose
April 17. Writing as a technology.
READING: Ong, Orality and Literacy, pp. 31-77; 117-138
READING: Carr, Chapter 3
ASSIGNMENT DUE: One-page position paper: What issue on communication and technology
do you want to explore during the quarter? You could phr
April 26. From radio to Internet: questions of access.
READING: Goldstein & Gooding, Universal Service to Universal Access, TWO SECTIONS
ONLY: "executive summary" and "Development and Institutionalization of Universal Service."
Do before next class: Compl
Wolverton: Battle for net neutrality isn't over
If you thought the fight over net neutrality ended when the Federal
Communications Commission issued its strong new "Open Internet" rules
last year, think again.
The new rules are under attack. Internet prov
April 24 The telephone, the radio, and government intervention; how these technologies work,
the process of invention, and government intervention.
READING: White, Thomas H. United States Early Radio History. Work your way through at
least some of the sec
HAROLD INNIS, ECONOMIST
Studied newspapers and began to notice economic patterns
Industries drawing on natural resources
Portable communication used by widerage people = focused on space
Permanent communication used by settled people like Egyptians an
May 20. Group 1 report: Copyright, digital rights.
Technology in communication research.
READING: Stanford University, Copyright and Fair Use Overview: FAQ
READING: Carr, Chapter 8
Digital Rights and Copyright
- Privileges came orig
May 8. The influence of technology. HTML coding.
More on web page design: Using web page design software.
READING: Zimmer, Michael. Media ecology and value sensitive design.
- Commands = Tags, are within brackets <>
- Medium = text in tags
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY - APRIL 5, 2013
- HOW IT WORKS
From writing to computers
From atoms to bits
As part of a communication system:
Business systems want to make money
*System refers to how people are connected, whether it be through
Group Presentation: Appropriate and Inappropriate Internet Content
Internet Content: textual, visual, auditory
Certain companies provide safe and appropriate content resources.
Appropriate domains: .mil, .gov, .edu, .org
Growth of internet makes it hard t
PODCASTING EXERCISE - Sounds of the Earth
> INTRO JINGLE
A retired scientist finds beauty in sounds from the center of the earth.
I'm _ _ for Earth Watch Radio.
The earth is rumbling with sound right under our feet. The continents and tecto
April 22. The telegraph: electric communication, how it works, the process of invention.
READING: Carey, James, pp. 201-230
READING: Carr, Chapter 4
*Change one thing and the rest will change also.
Tufte on Powerpoint is Evil
April 15. Using communication tools.
How-to: Use presentation graphics.
READING: Davies, Joel. Visual Ergonomics. (Camino, Lessons tab, readings folder).
READING: Tufte, Edward. PowerPoint is Evil, Wired, v. 11, #9.
READING: Tufte, Edward. Powerpoint does
Study Questions for Warschauer, Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide
What are the goals of a minimally invasive education program?
The goals of a minimally invasive education program is to allow children to have uninterrupted
internet access so that th
Comm 12, Kratz
What are the main points Lawrence (Larry) Lessig are making regarding copyright
and creative expression? Why is this important? (1 page)
There are three stories he that he first tells:
The first i
Comm 12, Kratz
Online Project Reflection
The groups we were placed in for the Online Project made for an interesting
assignment. Throwing us together in groups with a 2-day deadline was exciting and, at
times, extremely frustrati
Technology and Ethics:
How Should We Be in the Online World?
Markulla Center for Applied Ethics, Framework for Thinking Ethically writes that ethics is how we
ought to act.
Ethics are not cultural norms
Ethics are not feelings
Technology and Issues of Ownership:
Some Considerations on Online Ownership
Relate the ideas of democracy, access and privacy as something you are "entitled to", something you
own, or as a "right" with issues of intellectual property: there are some paral
ARTSCI Rm 133
Technology and Communication
Instructor: K. L. Long
Office Hours: T/Th 2:15 3:30 pm
and by appointment
Office: ARTSCI Rm 209
Email: [email protected]
We meet T/Th
Study Questions for Chandler, Imagining Futures, Dramatizing Fears:
What is the subtle sybiotic relationship between people and technologies? Explain
the point made by this argument.
The subtle symbiotic relationship between people and technologies ref
Study Questions for Shapiro, The Net that Binds
How is the internet providing individuals with more control? Explain.
The internet provides individuals with more control as we are in control of information,
experience, and resources. The internet allow
Study Questions for Marx, Privacy and Technology
1. Explain what Marx means by the phrase we are becoming a transparent society.
Marx says that we are becoming a transparent society because new technology has made it
possible for governments to obtain and
Study Questions for Levine, Can the Internet Rescue Democracy?
What are the hopes that have been expressed about ways the Internet might
The hopes that have been expressed about ways the Internet might enhance democracy
have to do wi
Study Questions for Chester, The End of the Internet
What is the definition of net neutrality? Look up this term and consider its
meaning as you read this article.
Net neutrality refers to broadband providers being prohibited from discriminating agains
Study Questions for Sifry, The Rise of Open-Source Politics
1. How is the internet changing the traditional hierarchy of politics between politicians and
The internet is changing the traditional hierarchy of politics between politicians and
Project #4: Assessing Relationships between Technology and Society
My assigned group topic was intellectual property and my presentation specifically covered
digital rights management.
In my presentation, I discussed how digital rights management (DRM) te