Describe the material cultural and affect dimensions of the technology

This is a paper that requires the student to describe the material cultural and affect dimensions of the technology. The paper also provides additional information to use in writing this assignment paper well and concisely.

Describe the material cultural and affect dimensions of the technology

In this application essay you apply critical concepts and topics covered in Culture and Technology chapters to the same technology from Application Essay #1. Drawing on concepts discussed in chapters 10, 11, and 12—such as causality, agency, articulation and also assemblage—you analyze and critique the technology.

Your essay should describe the material, cultural, and affect dimensions of the technology in detail. How does the technology exert agency or you or people in general? What is prescribed and what is delegated in the translation between people and technologies. What representations, practices, experiences, affects, and also materials articulate together form the assemblage of the technology? How does it function as form of power? What is prescribed and delegated in the connections?

You must write 1,000 word essay on your chosen technology. Your paper must be uploaded as a .docx or .pdf format to Canvas by the listed deadline, correctly cited using MLA, APA, or Chicago, grammatically correct, double spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 point New Times Roman with your name, the date, and the course section number (i.e., MAC 355).  Before uploading your file to Canvas it must be labeled in the following manner: MAC355-yourlastname-assignmentname.docx or .pdf.

Describe the material cultural and affect dimensions of the technology

Common Mistakes in Essay #2

Less Narration and reflection, More Argument
Strong Thesis Statement
Small claims, not big ones (short space means small claims)
Example: Although corrective lenses make the lives of wearers easier, their necessity is not always convenient, and it is this necessity that takes control away from the user and places it on the technology itself.
Define terms before using them
Use information and sources to make your point.
Do not rely on what you think you already know.
Do not argue why X Tech is an example of Y Concept: Use them to challenge your own assumptions:
Instead of Glasses are an example of technological determinism, progress, or convenience
Progress narrative – For whom? For what?
What is the claim to moral/material betterment
Convenience – in exchange for what?
Control – dependence and trust?