- Example: SF Curiosity
- Example: Essay
- Exploring the Topic
- Bias or Connotation in Terms
- Search Strategies
- Tracing Sources
- Hidden Internet Sources
- Additional Varied Sources
INTR 101: Proposal and Research Essay
- Write a proposal... Your proposal should identify your chosen technology and a theory of technology. It should also pose the research question... The proposal should also identify at least three scholarly sources that you will use in your essay. Briefly introduce these sources and explain how they will help answer your question. Finally, include a Works Cited that lists the work you are focusing on and your scholarly sources.
- Write an essay that investigates a technology in either Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake or Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s Time of Eve (イヴの時間 Ivu no Jikan). Your essay should answer the research question that you posed in your proposal. Make an argument for how to understand the specific representation of technology in terms of the late twentieth- or early twenty-first century. The novel or film should be the main focus of your argument. In order to develop a meaningful analysis, you will need to carefully analyze the novel or film and you will need to research your chosen technology (or its broader context)...
Theory and Technology
Choose one of the following theories about technology... Your theory should be explicit in your question and essay...
...at least three scholarly articles and additional varied sources.
INTR101: Group Presentation
...at least five varied sources...
from Dexter Palmer's Version Control, on the Causality Violation Device:
"...Here’s the idea: We send Arachne into the causality violation chamber, retrieve her a few moments later, and see if the clock she’s carrying is still synced to the clock in Boulder. If Arachne’s clock is running faster—and if all works perfectly, we’d expect her clock to be about an hour faster— then that’ll mean that she’s existed for a longer period of time relative to the scientists who are observing her. Which would mean, in turn, that we had successfully created a causality violation.”
“In short—” the announcer said.
“Oh no,” said Alicia.
“—if Philip Steiner is successful, he will have built—”
“She’s actually going to say it—”
The announcer gasped. “The world’s first time machine,” she said.
“Goddamn it,” Alicia said. “I knew they’d take that corny angle.”
They saw a rapid series of clips from twentieth-century movies: an open-shirted Rod Taylor rescuing Yvette Mimieux from a rubberfaced Morlock; the USS Nimitz appearing in Pearl Harbor a day before the fateful attack; Michael J. Fox stepping out of the gull wing door of a modified DeLorean.
“This is so embarrassing,” Alicia said, while Philip quietly clenched his fist and the rest of the physicists stared at the television in despair.
|Oryx and Crake||GMO's||"technological determinism"|
|Time of Eve||"Artificial intelligence"||"Actor network theory"|
|"Exploitive labour practices"|
Try combining words and phrases that represent your key concepts to look for information in these databases:
Limit search results to the kind of information that you need. For example:
- Refine > Scholarly & Peer Review
- Content type > book/ebook ; videorecording ; news ; magazine...
Using good sources to find more good sources...
From Google image search:
The news article makes reference to a study: "findings were detailed today (May 20) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."
The journal article is available in the Library!
What sources can we trace from this article?
"...'The whole debate has gotten so very, very polarized,' says Glenn Stone, an anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis, who has written extensively about GM..."
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