DUMBING OURSELVES
DOWN WITH TECHNOLOGY
Relationships
& Learning
Photo: mnmal
By: Maddie Wright
THE PROLIFERATION OF TECHNOLOGY
A GENERATIIONAL SHIIFT
Photo: Eliza Adam
HAS BROUGHT ABOUT
PEOPLE NOW DEMAND SIMPLER WAYS OF
COMMUNICATING AND AQUIRING KNOWLEDGE…
Photo: Dustin Gaffke
… AS EVIDENCED IN OUR APPROACH
TO RELATIONSHIPS AND LEARNING
Photo: Valentina_A
TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED THE WAY PEOPLE
THINK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
Photo: Adrian Serghie
TEXTS, EMAILS, ETC. HAVE BECOME THE
PREFERRED METHOD OF COMMUNICATION (SHERRY TURKLE)
Photo: R Reeves
“NEW TECHNOLOGIES ALLOW US
TO “DIAL DOWN” HUMAN
CONTACT, TO TITRATE ITS
NATURE AND EXTENT.” - SHERRY TURKLE
Photo: splitya...
SHERRY TURKLE CALLS THIS THE GOLDILOCKS EFFECT:
BUT JUST THE RIGHT DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER
TEXTING PUTS US NOT TOO CLOSE,...
OUR THOUGHTS & INTERACTIONS
WE COMMUNICATE IN SHORT CONTROLLED BURSTS,
NOT LONG MESSY CONVERSATIONS
HAVE ADAPTED TO TECHNO...
WHICH COULD EXPLAIN THE
POPULARITY OF SOCIAL
MEDIA SITES SUCH AS
TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM Photo: Doug88888
WITH MULTIPLE AND COMPLICATED NETWORKS.
YOUTH, IIN PARTIICULAR ARE TRYIING OUT SIIMIPLER
IiN FACT, RESEARCH SHOWS, “PEOPLE...
BUT WHAT DO THESE
NEW MEDIUMS
(TECHNOLOGIES) DO
TO THE MESSAGE
(COMMUNICATION) ?
Photo: Florian Seroussi
*-MARSHALL MCLUHAN
IIF “THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE” * WHAT DOES OUR NEW
SAY ABOUT US AND OUR SOCIIETY ?
FOUND LOVE FOR TECH...
BECAUSE AFTER ALL, “WE ARE SHAPED BY OUR TOOLS.”
- SHERRY TURKLE
Photo: Noel Hankamer
WHICH IS DISTURBING CONSIDERING, “IN EVERY TOOL WE
CREATE, AN IDEA IS EMBEDDED THAT GOES BEYOND
THE FUNCTION OF THE THING ...
TECHNOLOGY GIVES US ACCESS AND CONTROL. BUT IT ALSO
MAKES US SACRIFICE CONVERSATION FOR MERE CONNECTION
Photo: Pekka Nikru...
IIF WE GET BY WITH LESS AND SETTLE FOR LESS, WE
DON'T STRIVE TO KNOW OR TRULY UNDERSTAND EACH
OTHER AND BY EXTENSION, OURS...
SIIIMILARIILY, THERE HAS BEEN A GENERATIIONAL
SHIIIFT IIN LEARNIIING STYLES (N. .KATHERINE HAYLES)
Photo: gfpeck
We have moved
away from “deep”
attention to
“hyper”attention
(N. Katherine Hayles)
Photo: ywel from sxchu
“DEEP” ATTENTION
CONCENTRATES ON ONE
OBJECT AT GREAT
LENGTH, INVOLVES A
SINGLE INFORMATION
STREAM AND IGNORES
OUTSIDE STIM...
“HYPER ATTENTION INVOLVES
SWITCHING FOCUS RAPIDLY AMONG
DIFFERENT TASKS.…
Photo: Jonas Seaman
-N.. KATHERINE HAYLES
“
… USING MULTIPLE INFORMATION STREAMS, LOTS OF
STIMULATION AND A LOW TOLERANCE FOR BOREDOM”
Photo: Robert S.Donovan
-N. KAT...
THE TENDENCY HAS BEEN MOST THOROUGHLY
DOCUMENTED WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATION
Photo: Kris
WHIIILE THE ADULT POPULATION IS A...
SUNCE STUDENTS READ LESS PRINT AND MORE
DIGITAL MEDIA LIKE BLOGS, FACEBOOK ETC …
Photo: Serge Kij
WHETHER HYPER ATTENTION IS BETTER OR WORSE
THAN DEEP ATTENTION CANNOT BE
ANSWERED IN THE ABSTRACT
…BETTER FOR WHAT?
(N. KA...
A CASE COULD BE MADE THAT
HYPER ATTENTION IS MORE
THAN
DEEP ATTENTION
-N. KATHERINE HAYLES
Photo:m4tik
“
”
Photo: Maria Elena
-N. Katherine Hayles
HOWEVER, WITH THE SHIFT,
SERIOUS INCOMPATIBILITIES ARISE
BETWEEN THE EXPECTATIONS ...
WITH THIIIS SHIIIFT, KNOWLEDGE IS WIDE AND THIIIN
RATHER THAN NARROW
WE KNOW SOUNDBITES OF IINFORMATION RATHER
THAN IIN DE...
DOES OUR ALWAYS-CONNECTED STATE AFFECT
OUR ABIILITY TO THIIINK, TO BE CREATIVE
AND TO IINNOVATE?
(SHERRY TURKLE)
Photo: Sh...
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
P...
“PEOPLE WILL COME TO LOVE THEIR OPPRESSION, TO
ADORE THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT UNDO THEIR
CAPACITIES TO THINK” -NEIIIL POSTMAN...
PHOTO CREDITS
All images are licensed
under the Creative Commons
Non-Commercial Share-Alike
3.0 agreement, and sourced
fro...
WRITTEN CREDITS
➢ Hayles, N. Katherine. “Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes.” Profession...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Relationships & Learning: Dumbing Ourselves Down with Technology

746

Published on

FIlm 335 Final Project

Published in: Technology, Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
746
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Relationships & Learning: Dumbing Ourselves Down with Technology

  1. 1. DUMBING OURSELVES DOWN WITH TECHNOLOGY Relationships & Learning Photo: mnmal By: Maddie Wright
  2. 2. THE PROLIFERATION OF TECHNOLOGY A GENERATIIONAL SHIIFT Photo: Eliza Adam HAS BROUGHT ABOUT
  3. 3. PEOPLE NOW DEMAND SIMPLER WAYS OF COMMUNICATING AND AQUIRING KNOWLEDGE… Photo: Dustin Gaffke
  4. 4. … AS EVIDENCED IN OUR APPROACH TO RELATIONSHIPS AND LEARNING Photo: Valentina_A
  5. 5. TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED THE WAY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS Photo: Adrian Serghie
  6. 6. TEXTS, EMAILS, ETC. HAVE BECOME THE PREFERRED METHOD OF COMMUNICATION (SHERRY TURKLE) Photo: R Reeves
  7. 7. “NEW TECHNOLOGIES ALLOW US TO “DIAL DOWN” HUMAN CONTACT, TO TITRATE ITS NATURE AND EXTENT.” - SHERRY TURKLE Photo: splityarn
  8. 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. 9. OUR THOUGHTS & INTERACTIONS WE COMMUNICATE IN SHORT CONTROLLED BURSTS, NOT LONG MESSY CONVERSATIONS HAVE ADAPTED TO TECHNOLOGY, Photo: Pen Waggener (SHERRY TURKLE)
  10. 10. WHICH COULD EXPLAIN THE POPULARITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA SITES SUCH AS TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM Photo: Doug88888
  11. 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. 12. BUT WHAT DO THESE NEW MEDIUMS (TECHNOLOGIES) DO TO THE MESSAGE (COMMUNICATION) ? Photo: Florian Seroussi
  13. 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. 14. BECAUSE AFTER ALL, “WE ARE SHAPED BY OUR TOOLS.” - SHERRY TURKLE Photo: Noel Hankamer
  15. 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. 16. TECHNOLOGY GIVES US ACCESS AND CONTROL. BUT IT ALSO MAKES US SACRIFICE CONVERSATION FOR MERE CONNECTION Photo: Pekka Nikrus (SHERRY TURKLE)
  17. 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. 18. SIIIMILARIILY, THERE HAS BEEN A GENERATIIONAL SHIIIFT IIN LEARNIIING STYLES (N. .KATHERINE HAYLES) Photo: gfpeck
  19. 19. We have moved away from “deep” attention to “hyper”attention (N. Katherine Hayles) Photo: ywel from sxchu
  20. 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. 21. “HYPER ATTENTION INVOLVES SWITCHING FOCUS RAPIDLY AMONG DIFFERENT TASKS.… Photo: Jonas Seaman -N.. KATHERINE HAYLES “
  22. 22. … USING MULTIPLE INFORMATION STREAMS, LOTS OF STIMULATION AND A LOW TOLERANCE FOR BOREDOM” Photo: Robert S.Donovan -N. KATHERINE HAYLES
  23. 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. 24. SUNCE STUDENTS READ LESS PRINT AND MORE DIGITAL MEDIA LIKE BLOGS, FACEBOOK ETC … Photo: Serge Kij
  25. 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. 26. A CASE COULD BE MADE THAT HYPER ATTENTION IS MORE THAN DEEP ATTENTION -N. KATHERINE HAYLES Photo:m4tik “ ”
  27. 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. 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. 29. DOES OUR ALWAYS-CONNECTED STATE AFFECT OUR ABIILITY TO THIIINK, TO BE CREATIVE AND TO IINNOVATE? (SHERRY TURKLE) Photo: Shafi
  30. 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. 31. “PEOPLE WILL COME TO LOVE THEIR OPPRESSION, TO ADORE THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT UNDO THEIR CAPACITIES TO THINK” -NEIIIL POSTMAN Photo: Dave Johnson
  32. 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. 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
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×