Assignment Two titled, ‘Learned Standpoint’ is an online quiz that follows up from the unmarked Assignment One and once again simply assesses your knowledge, understanding, and personal standpoint on what technology is and what it means in a personal and professional context. The only difference is this time around we are interested in what you have learned from the lectures and if any of it has altered your personal standpoint. This assignment will marked. It is worth 10% of your final grade. And once again your efforts here will also assist you later in the course – in particular with the third assignment.
You know me. Have been in three lectures with me already. And you know where I place importance. In an age where information and creative work can be mashed up and remixed and republished as anonymous work, the names, key ideas, main angles, and specific quotes of the original authors is everything. Jaron Lanier said that, “The ethereal, digital replacement technology for the printing press has come of age in a time when an unfortunate ideology dominates technological culture – an ideology where authorship – the very idea of the individual point of view – is not a priority”. The moral rights of authors and key innovators – the right to have an original idea correctly attributed to them – is everything guys. Focus on that for this quiz. And always keep it in mind.
Hope that helps guys. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me. More than happy to clarify anything that may be unclear.