Thursday, September 1: To Panic or Not to Panic?
- To start off our reading for the class, we’ll read and watch a couple of luminaries who have dark words about the effects of new media on human cognition and interaction. We’ll also hear from an unapologetic utopian about why it’s okay to be positive. Where are you on the panic – utopianism spectrum?
- Read: Cyber-Utopianism
- Read: Moral Panic
- Read: Turkel, “The Flight From Conversation” and watch “Connected, But Alone?”
- Read: Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and watch “What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains“
- Read: Zuckerman, “Cyberutopianism is not a dirty word“