Digital Technology for a Digitized Culture


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A brief overview of the impact that digital technology has had on North American culture.

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Digital Technology for a Digitized Culture

  1. 1. Over the past few decades digitaltechnologyhas had a massive impact on North American culture. <br />Imgage: djcphotos - flickr<br />
  2. 2. Imgage: NW Sunshine - flickr<br />We have had to adaptour culture to suit a world where text messaging is more common than phone calls and students can write entire research papers without ever entering a library.<br />
  3. 3. Image: MaciejDakowicz – flickr<br />What are some ways that digital technology has changed our culture?<br />
  4. 4. 1. Digital technology requires an entirely new set of etiquette.<br />Today’s social media and digital technology requires an entirely new set of etiquette. <br />Image: Aurborne Guy - flickr<br />
  5. 5. Rules like “Don’t phone after 10 pm” are now obsolete.<br />Image: Poetic Home - flickr<br />
  6. 6. Replacing them are rules like: “E-mail first” and “Don’t call at all”.<br />Image: Dennis Saaltink - flickr<br />
  7. 7. And elbows on the table are nothing compared to the new-rude: calling and texting from the table.<br />Image: therocketscientist - flickr<br />
  8. 8. Image: SuperCubeVintage – flickr<br />2. We judge others based on the technology they own.<br />
  9. 9. There are iPhone people, blackberry people, android people...<br />…and those who do not even own a smartphone at all.<br />Image: PACMan3000 - flickr<br />
  10. 10. Image: ghino – flickr<br />Some of us differentiate ourselves by personalizing our technology.<br />
  11. 11. Some of us choose our technology based on what a certain brand or style will say about us.<br />Image: jmetaylor - flickr<br />
  12. 12. Image: cseeman - flickr<br />3. Educators have to keep the attention of pupils who are used to constantly multitasking.<br />
  13. 13. Reading out of textbooks and simpleslidesno longer cut it.<br />Image: textbookace - flickr<br />
  14. 14. Image: sarahjanenyc1 - flickr<br />The learning community has turned to more interactiveoptions, such as: iClickers, and even video games.<br />
  15. 15. More and more coursesare being offered online.<br />Image: - flickr<br />
  16. 16. Image: passive income - flickr<br />4. Relationships with others revolve around the use of technology.<br />
  17. 17. Online dating has become common<br />and new smartphone apps are emerging that help people find love based on GPS technology.<br />Image: S Migol - flickr<br />
  18. 18. Long distance relationships are made easier with social media sites and Skype.<br />Image: Lynlypiochy - flickr<br />
  19. 19. Image: kaleidoscope08 - flickr<br />But one downside is that this technology has also made affairs far more accessible<br />with some sites and apps emerging that are designed specifically for people looking cheat.<br />
  20. 20. And if you do decide to end your relationship there is no need for any messy face-to-face interaction.<br />
  21. 21. Image: alexsegre - flickr<br />A simple text message will do.<br />
  22. 22. Still not convincedthat digital technology has permanently affected our culture?<br />Image: the Bacher family - flickr<br />
  23. 23. Image: mady hatter - flickr<br />Justtrygetting through one day without using your cellphone, laptop, MP3 player<br />Facebook and Twitter accounts – or the internet at all.<br />
  24. 24. Not ready to give it all up?<br />I didn’t think so.<br />Image: whaT a LoveLydAy - flickr<br />