We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.~Marshall McLuhan
This website was created by Prof. Standlee’s SOC 250 – Sociology of Digital Cultures & Online Behaviors course at Gettysburg College (Fall 2018). It serves as the culmination of student collected scholarly resources, and provides a thoughtful analysis of living in a techno-social society. In this site, students analyze the cultural ramifications of existing and emerging technologies that shape our experiences and collective understanding. The website serves as a repository of knowledge on issues of surveillance, technological power, cultural of visuality, digitally mediated conflict, and the impacts and implications of mobile and online cultures.
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Alecea Standlee is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Gettysburg College. Prof. Standlee specializes in research and teaching in the areas of sociology of technology, gender, social theory, and social Inequality. Her current scholarship examines the social and cultural implications of contemporary interpersonal communication technologies, with a specific interest on the role of socio-economic status, gender and geographic location in the formation of interpersonal relationships and complex social networks.
This website was created through the support of a Johnson Digital Literacy Assignment Grant. Thank you.