TOPIC 01: What I Can’t Do Without
Responses to two colleagues’ posts due Weds., Jan. 24 at 11:59 PM CST; Requirements: (1.) do you agree with their assessment of this being an example of hard or soft determinism? (2.) On any one person’s post, be the first, second, or third response only.
Think about the conversation you had in your small group in class on Tuesday (questions below, if you’d like a refresher), in relation to the technology that you posted to Instagram. (And if you didn’t do the post yet, do it now!) In a short paragraph of 100 words or less, respond to the last question in the list below and then explain if your analysis is an example of “hard” or “soft” technological determinism, as described by Leo Marx.
When was this technology introduced?
What behaviors are associated with it?
Does the technology shape/influence those behaviors, or did the behaviors demand the invention of the technology?