Civilization of the Mind: Understanding the Network Society Paradigm

One topic which stuck out in this week’s lecture was the idea of emotional weaponization in media. Often we feel that we form our opinions from our own volition, but truthfully, we are constantly manipulated by the media we consume every day. Advertisements, shows, videos, blogs, and news organisations often show emotional scenes or peopleContinue reading “Civilization of the Mind: Understanding the Network Society Paradigm”

A Global Nervous System: From the Telegraph to Cyberspace

While the telegraph seems so old and outdated, it was revolutionary technology in the 1830’s and 1840’s. Samuel Morse and the telegraph changed the way that people communicate through long distances, inevitably impacting the future as they knew it. Looking back from a 2020 standpoint where a text message takes all of three seconds, communicatingContinue reading “A Global Nervous System: From the Telegraph to Cyberspace”