In the Mass Media & Culture class, we've been talking about different theories about and attitudes toward the role of media technologies in our culture. This week, we read some chapters from Neil Postman's book "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology." (The subtitle says it all!) In the comments posted below, students are giving their perspective on the concepts of technophilia and technophobia, in three parts:
– Do you consider Postman to be a technophobe or a technophile? Why?
– In what ways do you agree or disagree with his views?
– Which of these terms best describes you? Give some examples.