Relationships & Learning: Dumbing Ourselves Down with Technology

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  • 1. DUMBING OURSELVES DOWN WITH TECHNOLOGY Relationships & Learning Photo: mnmal By: Maddie Wright
  • 2. THE PROLIFERATION OF TECHNOLOGY A GENERATIIONAL SHIIFT Photo: Eliza Adam HAS BROUGHT ABOUT
  • 3. PEOPLE NOW DEMAND SIMPLER WAYS OF COMMUNICATING AND AQUIRING KNOWLEDGE… Photo: Dustin Gaffke
  • 4. … AS EVIDENCED IN OUR APPROACH TO RELATIONSHIPS AND LEARNING Photo: Valentina_A
  • 5. TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED THE WAY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS Photo: Adrian Serghie
  • 6. TEXTS, EMAILS, ETC. HAVE BECOME THE PREFERRED METHOD OF COMMUNICATION (SHERRY TURKLE) Photo: R Reeves
  • 7. “NEW TECHNOLOGIES ALLOW US TO “DIAL DOWN” HUMAN CONTACT, TO TITRATE ITS NATURE AND EXTENT.” - SHERRY TURKLE Photo: splityarn
  • 8. SHERRY TURKLE CALLS THIS THE GOLDILOCKS EFFECT: BUT JUST THE RIGHT DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER TEXTING PUTS US NOT TOO CLOSE, NOT TOO FARPhoto: Linda
  • 9. OUR THOUGHTS & INTERACTIONS WE COMMUNICATE IN SHORT CONTROLLED BURSTS, NOT LONG MESSY CONVERSATIONS HAVE ADAPTED TO TECHNOLOGY, Photo: Pen Waggener (SHERRY TURKLE)
  • 10. WHICH COULD EXPLAIN THE POPULARITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA SITES SUCH AS TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM Photo: Doug88888
  • 11. WITH MULTIPLE AND COMPLICATED NETWORKS. YOUTH, IIN PARTIICULAR ARE TRYIING OUT SIIMIPLER IiN FACT, RESEARCH SHOWS, “PEOPLE FEEL BOGGED “INSTANT GRATIFICATION” OPTIONS”-CARYS MILLSPhoto: Scott Beale
  • 12. BUT WHAT DO THESE NEW MEDIUMS (TECHNOLOGIES) DO TO THE MESSAGE (COMMUNICATION) ? Photo: Florian Seroussi
  • 13. *-MARSHALL MCLUHAN IIF “THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE” * WHAT DOES OUR NEW SAY ABOUT US AND OUR SOCIIETY ? FOUND LOVE FOR TECHNO COMMUNICATION Photo: Oberazzi
  • 14. BECAUSE AFTER ALL, “WE ARE SHAPED BY OUR TOOLS.” - SHERRY TURKLE Photo: Noel Hankamer
  • 15. WHICH IS DISTURBING CONSIDERING, “IN EVERY TOOL WE CREATE, AN IDEA IS EMBEDDED THAT GOES BEYOND THE FUNCTION OF THE THING ITSELF.”- Neil Postman  Photo:Jason Comely
  • 16. TECHNOLOGY GIVES US ACCESS AND CONTROL. BUT IT ALSO MAKES US SACRIFICE CONVERSATION FOR MERE CONNECTION Photo: Pekka Nikrus (SHERRY TURKLE)
  • 17. IIF WE GET BY WITH LESS AND SETTLE FOR LESS, WE DON'T STRIVE TO KNOW OR TRULY UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER AND BY EXTENSION, OURSELVES.(SHERRY TURKLE) Photo: Allen Skyy
  • 18. SIIIMILARIILY, THERE HAS BEEN A GENERATIIONAL SHIIIFT IIN LEARNIIING STYLES (N. .KATHERINE HAYLES) Photo: gfpeck
  • 19. We have moved away from “deep” attention to “hyper”attention (N. Katherine Hayles) Photo: ywel from sxchu
  • 20. “DEEP” ATTENTION CONCENTRATES ON ONE OBJECT AT GREAT LENGTH, INVOLVES A SINGLE INFORMATION STREAM AND IGNORES OUTSIDE STIMULIi(N. .KATHERINE HAYLES) Photo: Mariana González
  • 21. “HYPER ATTENTION INVOLVES SWITCHING FOCUS RAPIDLY AMONG DIFFERENT TASKS.… Photo: Jonas Seaman -N.. KATHERINE HAYLES “
  • 22. … USING MULTIPLE INFORMATION STREAMS, LOTS OF STIMULATION AND A LOW TOLERANCE FOR BOREDOM” Photo: Robert S.Donovan -N. KATHERINE HAYLES
  • 23. THE TENDENCY HAS BEEN MOST THOROUGHLY DOCUMENTED WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATION Photo: Kris WHIIILE THE ADULT POPULATION IS ALSO AFFECTED (IIIFTO A LESSER DEGREE), -N. KATHERINE HAYLES
  • 24. SUNCE STUDENTS READ LESS PRINT AND MORE DIGITAL MEDIA LIKE BLOGS, FACEBOOK ETC … Photo: Serge Kij
  • 25. WHETHER HYPER ATTENTION IS BETTER OR WORSE THAN DEEP ATTENTION CANNOT BE ANSWERED IN THE ABSTRACT …BETTER FOR WHAT? (N. KATHERINE HAYLES)Photo: wgdavis
  • 26. A CASE COULD BE MADE THAT HYPER ATTENTION IS MORE THAN DEEP ATTENTION -N. KATHERINE HAYLES Photo:m4tik “ ”
  • 27. Photo: Maria Elena -N. Katherine Hayles HOWEVER, WITH THE SHIFT, SERIOUS INCOMPATIBILITIES ARISE BETWEEN THE EXPECTATIONS OF EDUCATORS… …AND THE PREFFERED COGNITIVE MODE OF YOUNG PEOPLE “ ”
  • 28. WITH THIIIS SHIIIFT, KNOWLEDGE IS WIDE AND THIIIN RATHER THAN NARROW WE KNOW SOUNDBITES OF IINFORMATION RATHER THAN IIN DEPTH ANALYSIS ON SUBJECTSPhoto: Serge Kij AND FOCUSED RATHER THAN NARROW
  • 29. DOES OUR ALWAYS-CONNECTED STATE AFFECT OUR ABIILITY TO THIIINK, TO BE CREATIVE AND TO IINNOVATE? (SHERRY TURKLE) Photo: Shafi
  • 30. WE'RE SO ENTHRALLED WITH WHAT WE'VE GAINED WE DON'T REALIZE WHAT WE MAY HAVE LOST; THE ABILITY TO THIIINK OR FEEL DEEPLY Photo: 246-You
  • 31. “PEOPLE WILL COME TO LOVE THEIR OPPRESSION, TO ADORE THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT UNDO THEIR CAPACITIES TO THINK” -NEIIIL POSTMAN Photo: Dave Johnson
  • 32. PHOTO CREDITS All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced from flickr. Photo: Jonas Tana
  • 33. WRITTEN CREDITS ➢ Hayles, N. Katherine. “Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes.” Profession. 13. (2007): 187- 199. Web. 28 March 2014. ➢ Mills, Carys. “‘Facebook fatigue’ and the aging social network”. The Star. 5 April 2013. Web. 30 March 2014. ➢ McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Cambridge: The MIT Press: 1994. Print. ➢ Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death. London: Penguin Books: 2005. Print. ➢ “Sherry Turkle- Alone Together”. Ted Talks. Youtube. March 25th, 2011. Web. 28 March 2014. ➢ Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together. York: Basic Books, 2012. Print. ➢ Turkle, Sherry. “The Flight From Conversation.” The New York Times. 21 April 2012. Web. 28 March 2014. Photo: Pedro Moura Pinheiro