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Week 2 Feb 4

Historical Perspectives on Digitally Mediated Communication – evolution of a medium

Reading:

Why the Web won’t be Nirvana

Baron 2010, pp. 1-8

Murray 2004 Langauge of CMC

Kevin Kelly: Next 5,000 days Ted Talk

Contextualize how important and influential the digital revolution is – give background and situate the course in both an historical perspective and modern and articulate some of the major areas that CMC is relevant to.

Computers could take over everything though except communication and language, this is causing unprecedented shifts in education, journalism, publishing. What is it that a human has that automation doesn’t?

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