Message and Meaning

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Message and Meaning

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1. Message and Meaning

2. Two Dramatic Developments Scientific Advances Information Age

3. Information Explosion Primary source for information about news and current events?

4. Pervasive Technology Computers Jobs done with speed and efficiency Artificial Intelligence Shared knowledge Television Live telecasts & news Fabric of American society Reliable source of information?

5. Activity Take your story & try to come up with one way you would make it into a headline for a newspaper & one way you would make it a televised news report (to act out) – be creative Looking for the one with the most appeal to the audience

6. New Directions in Science and Philosophy

7. String Theory B.1962 The Elegant Universe Multiple universes all connected

8. Chaos Theory Shape and structure of matter Universal randomized patterns

9. The Genome and the Body Revolutionize medicine Cloning Cognitive Neuroscience

10. Language Theory Philosophy Truths dominated by language “Pictures of reality” Ludwig Wittgenstien (1889-1951)

11. Postmodernism Not just a reaction 1960s – Cultural tradition Primarily in the West Blends “high” & “low” art

12. Warhol, Green Coco-Cola Bottles, 1962 PopArt

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