An analysis on media projections of information technology

Jungwoo Lee, Haejung Yun, Sunghyuck Hong, Taehoon Kang

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Abstract

This paper reports on an interpretive research on media projections concerning information technologies. For modeling the changes in projection states, total 25,216 pieces of newspaper articles were collected from daily newspapers in Korea, using 'computer' as search keywords. Three projection states were used as an interpretive lens: (1) technology as a tool, (2) technology as a social construction, and (3) technology as autonomous artifacts. Collected newspaper articles were put into content filtering using related keywords of these three projection states. As a result, linear progression of projection states was found from tool view towards autonomous view. From 1965 to 1979, information technology was primarily projected as a tool on media, but after 1980 when personal computers were begun to infiltrate our life, it seems that media began to realize social construction characteristics of information technology. After 1995 when the Internet became popular, views reflecting autonomous state of information technology were exponentially increased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, NCM 2008
Pages183-187
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 29
Event4th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, NCM 2008 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2008 Sep 22008 Sep 4

Publication series

NameProceedings - 4th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, NCM 2008
Volume2

Other

Other4th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, NCM 2008
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period08/9/208/9/4

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Lee, J., Yun, H., Hong, S., & Kang, T. (2008). An analysis on media projections of information technology. In Proceedings - 4th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, NCM 2008 (pp. 183-187). [4624139] (Proceedings - 4th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, NCM 2008; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1109/NCM.2008.193