New Technology, being released everyday. The ways to communicate are far from simple.
After talking to fellow class mates, there has been the idea of doing this course for the ‘credit points’, but I also hope to gain a clear understanding of how the different ways of communicating can impact a message.
During the first lecture, the idea of what communication and technology was examined. These ideas can defined as the following:
Communication – Is any process that transfers, transmits, or makes information known to other people.
Technology – Scientific study of mechanical arts and their application to the world.
These notions joined can bring together the idea of new technology being utilised in order to find different ways to communicate. In these era, the main focus can be on ease of communicating. This paired with the variety of social media, can show that our modern era has made the ability to check on every ones movement, location, what someone had for breakfast; all information that can be shared at the push of a button.
In a lecture given by Amber Case, she believes that technology shouldn’t be so deeply relied on. When there is a ding of our phone we run to see who messaged or what happened. Our phones have the ability to control us. However, technology is no longer a commodity but rather a necessity. The internet is required, phones are used to contact, there is no longer a ‘going off the grid.’
The first day has been very interesting in regards to a clear introduction. I hope to gain further knowledge about why technology method can be consider most effective.