Ritically analyse two of the theories that seek to explain the relationship between people and technology.
The following is the instructions of the module:
You are encouraged to go beyond the recommended reading list and to use online resources and materials that are that help you answer your chosen question.
Baym, N.(2010)Personal Connections in the digital age, Cambridge: Polity Press (Chapter 1).
Gauntlett, D. (2011) Making is connecting: the social meaning f creativity, from DIY and knitting to Youtube and Web, Cambridge: Polity Press (Chapter). archive/adorno/1944/culture-Aa?industry.htm Benkler, Y.) The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom, Yale University Press (Chapter 10).
Chen, M. D, (2009) Communication, Coordination, and Camaraderie in World of Warcraft, Games and Culture, 4 (1), pp. 47a?73. Feenberg, A (2002) Transforming Technology: a critical theory revisited, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Introduction).
Heidegger, M. (1977) The Question Concerning Technology, London: Harper & Row.
Ito, M. (2006) Mobile Phones, Japanese Youth, and the RePlacement of Social Contact, in Rich Ling and Per Pedersen Eds. Mobile Communications: Re-Aa?negotiation of the Social Sphere available at: uk/fass/sociology/papers/law-Aa?notes-Aa?on-Aa? ant.pdf
Leaning, M (2005) a?The modal nature of ICT: Challenging historical interpretation of the social understanding and appropriation of ICTa, The Journal of Community Informatics, 2, (1), pp. 35 Available at: 278/231
Marcuse, H. (1998) Technology, War and Fascism, London: Routledge. Rogers, E. M. (1995) Diffusion of Innovations, 5th edition, NY: Free Press.