Theorist Application Paper:
apply a piece of theory to a piece of contemporary new media
Choose any single piece of theoretical writing linked from the 142 web page that has a diamond (♦) next to it, and apply it to some aspect of contemporary new media. You can apply the theory to a general new media phenomenon, or to a specific piece of new media. Your goal is to ask, "What would (McLuhan, Debord, Baudrillard, Steyerl, etc.) say about this piece of contemporary new media?" Then write an essay applying their theory to the specific piece of media.
Your paper should follow this general format:
a. briefly introduce your understanding of the theory
b. briefly explain the piece of new media
c. apply the theory to the new media
1. meets above requirements
2. concise, critical analysis. evidences an understanding of the theory and contemporary new media.
3. well written, interesting to read.