AbstractIdealist thinking marked the development of the Internet and digital technologies, especially in the 1990s. Writers, both academic and popular, imagined a more democratic world where information would be unrestricted, communication would erase space, and technologies would free our time. In many ways, rhetoric about the Internet and other digital...
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- Communication and Information Technologies
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- Any Level
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Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the contradictions of digital technologies.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to critique the way that power operates with digital media.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to understand how meaning is created about digital technologies.
- Students will write a digital technology critique in which they identify contradictions in digital technology.
- All students must write a final research paper in which they critique the way power operates with digital media.
- Through the semester's midterm, students can show that they learned how meaning is constructed about digital technologies.