Friday, April 24, 2009

Media Ethics

Each semester I give a lecture to a Media Ethics class about how rapid technological change (Moore's Law) and our technocracy (a Postman idea) may be leading us to places we don't want to be. Having just given this lecture, and having just read Escape from the Zombie Food Court by Joe Bageant I find myself rethinking what today's media, armed with ever advancing technology, using the idea of spectacular "izing" every message, might be doing to us. It is a worrisome idea I have, but not a clear one. I'll keep reading and thinking and hopefully someday I'll have something to say about it that is useful.

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