For this project you will explore the impact of technological mediation on U.S. culture from a historical perspective. This project can be in any format you prefer – a traditional research paper, it should be 4-5 pages, double-spaced, 10-12 point font with one inch margins.
Select one media or communication technology prior to the internet. This can be anything from writing to the telephone to television. Construct an analysis of how this technology impacted U.S. culture and society. Focus your discussion on finding correlations between specific characteristics of the technology and its social impact. Your analysis should pay particular attention to medium specificity (particularly space and time and Meyrowitz’s metaphors) and affordances.
Discuss at least 2 characteristics of the medium
Use at least 4 academic sources – All sources should be cited in a manner appropriate for the format of the project (e.g., in text citations for papers, orally citations for video essays, etc. If you are uncertain, please consult with your instructor.) Regardless of format, your project should be accompanied by a properly formatted bibliography.