Oliver Ashley_Scholars Assignment

Ian Bogost compares video games and movies so that makes him (optimistic.)

McLuhan understood that whenever new media comes along people get adapted to it’s content. “The medium is the message.” (Pessimistic)

Carr stated, “The company has declared that its mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” It seeks to develop “the perfect search engine,” which it defines as something that “understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want.” (Optimistic)
Huxleyan-“By ushering in the age of Television, America has given the world’s clearable available glimpse of the Huxleyan Future.” (Pessimistic)
Turkle-“We are tempted to think that our little “sips” of online connection add up to a big gulp of real conversation. But they don’t. E-mail, Twitter, Facebook, all of these have their places — in politics, commerce, romance and friendship. But no matter how valuable, they do not substitute for conversation.” ” Indeed, many people tell me they hope that as Siri, the digital assistant on Apple’s iPhone, becomes more advanced, “she” will be more and more like a best friend — one who will listen when others won’t.”
(Optimistic)

Jenkins- “Think about the circuits that the Bert is Evil images traveled—from Sesame Street through Photoshop to the World Wide Web, from Ignacio’s bedroom to a print shop in Bangladesh, from the posters held by anti-American protestors that are captured by CNN and into the living rooms of people around the world.”(Pessimistic)-Describes something negative influencing to something positive.

Shirky-“In the case of newspapers, professional behavior is guided both by the commercial imperative and by an additional set of norms about what newspapers are, how they should be staffed and run, what constitutes good journalism, and so forth.” (Neutral)-Describing something like newspapers which have been around for decades.
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