Choose one of the artists discussed in the reading and explore how their work connects with the chapter themes (collecting, memory, time).

This assignment asks you to respond in writing to the assigned reading for October 4th, “Archives” (this includes the Focus Box section of this chapter). The goal of this assignment is to get you
thinking about archives in relation to photography. Since this course explores a history of photographic practices, each image we look at can be thought of as part of an archive. The chapter
I have assigned explores several themes, including ideas about collecting, memory, and time, and provides examples of several contemporary artists who have responded to diverse photographic
archives through their own practice.Details:
In 2 – 3 pages, provide an explanation for the term ‘archive’ and describe how the term relates to photography. Choose one of the artists discussed in the reading and explore how their work
connects with the chapter themes (collecting, memory, time). Finally, tell me what you found important about the reading and what you learned or hadn’t thought about before. This paper is a
combination of summary and reflection: I want to see that you have understood the reading and that you can apply the concepts to specific examples.
Article attached below.

Archives

This assignment asks you to respond in writing to the assigned reading for October 4th, “Archives” (this includes the Focus Box section of this chapter). The goal of this assignment is to get you
thinking about archives in relation to photography. Since this course explores a history of photographic practices, each image we look at can be thought of as part of an archive. The chapter
I have assigned explores several themes, including ideas about collecting, memory, and time, and provides examples of several contemporary artists who have responded to diverse photographic
archives through their own practice.Details:
In 2 – 3 pages, provide an explanation for the term ‘archive’ and describe how the term relates to photography. Choose one of the artists discussed in the reading and explore how their work
connects with the chapter themes (collecting, memory, time). Finally, tell me what you found important about the reading and what you learned or hadn’t thought about before. This paper is a
combination of summary and reflection: I want to see that you have understood the reading and that you can apply the concepts to specific examples.
Article attached below.

Technological Determinism (TD) and the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT)

The topic question for this is as follows:
We have looked at two different theories about the relationship between technology and society: Technological Determinism (TD) and the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT). What do we gain in our perspective on media history by blending technological determinism and the social construction of technology, rather than just using one theory or the other on its own? Answer with specific reference to a reading and example from the course.
Your answer must draw directly on both a course reading and lecture content. Cite course reading with the (author’s name, pg #) and cite lecture slides like this: (Week 4, Part 1, Slide 6). A bibliography is not necessary unless you draw on sources outside our course materials. Write in your own words and use direct quotes sparingly.