Prompt: Read Technology and Communication in American History by Gregory J. Downey. Discuss your reactions to the book, as well as Downey’s approach to the Information Age. Overlapping Infrastructures of the Information Age: A Common Approach Seeking to understand the Information Age as a convergence of “technological infrastructures, social processes, and historical actors” (Downey, 10), “Technology… Read More HIST 427: “Technology and Communication in American History” Reactions
Prompt: Post an example of a timeline you have created using timeline.js. I created the timeline embedded below as part of my HIST 297 project on 19th and 20th-century Chinese death ritual in Fall 2017. Please note, the timeline is not finished!
Prompt: After reading two of the posted book introductions, respond to how the authors approach the History of the Information Age, and what ideas these readings give you about topics or assignments to focus on this semester. Include at least one image, gif, or video clip AND one quotation from the author that illustrates a… Read More HIST 427: Histor(iography) of the Information Age
Hello! This semester I am taking my first senior seminar in the History Department, HIST 427: History of the Information Age. One aspect of this course involves using our domains to answer prompts and post updates to the class. Posts for this course are categorized by “HIST 427: History of the Information Age” in the sidebar, and are tagged “HIST427.” Prompt: Introduce yourself and explain what interests you about the History of… Read More HIST 427: Introduction