cmn 619 histories of new media 1

Both Leo Marx and Evgeny Morozov discuss the history and idea of technological progress. While Marx discusses the Enlightenment ideals behind the idea of progress, Winner focuses on modern techno-enthusiasm.

In this response (minimum 250 words), please address the following questions:

  1. According to Marx, where did the “Enlightenment idea of progress” come from and what role did technology play in its vision for the future?
  2. What is “technological determinism,” according to Morozov? How does this concept explain blind faith in new technologies?
  3. What positive effects did some people think the telegraph, airplane, and radio would have when they first appeared, according to Morozov? What pattern do these future hopes provide for understanding new media in our own time? Give an example.