True/False If the statement is mostly true, place a 'T' in the space provided. If the statement is mostly false, place a 'F' in the space provided.
1. __ Plato argued that women could serve at the highest levels of public life.
2. __ The primary nineteenth century metaphor for the Machine is the locomotive.
Multiple Choice Select the response that is most correct.
3. According to William Gibson, which city is most similar to the 1980s-that-wasn't in the Gernsback Continuum?
b. New York
c. Los Angeles
4. Which of the following is an example of heterotopia?
5. At the 1939 World's Fair, which exhibit featured Democracity?
b. Amusement park
d. All of the above
c. General Motors Building
These are the major terms and concepts I want you to master for the final examination. This list will grow as we progress throughout the course. Please remember that this review is designed to highlight ideas and concepts that will be found on the test. It is not complete and will be revised until the day before the examination. The review does not include every word that will appear on the final exam; it merely serves to guide your study of the texts, notes, web resources, and other materials employed throughout this course.
- Rhetoric (definition)
- Artifacts as semiotic phantoms
- Public life as a constellation of signs
- Gernsback Continuum
- Utopias of Permanence
- Utopias of Change
- Background of Plato's Republic
- "Classes" in Plato's Republic
- Waves of Plato's Republic
- Setting and context of More's Utopia
- Four principles of More's Utopia
- American vs. European Jeremiad
- Nationalism in Bellamy's Looking Backward
- Primary themes of Bellamy's Looking Backward
- Critiques of Bellamy's Looking Backward
- Main features: World's Fairs and Expositions (1851, 1889, 1893)
- Heterotopia: definition and examples
- Heterotopia: margin vs. center at the 1893 Exposition
- Leo Marx: The Machine and the Garden
- Metaphor for the Machine
- Ebenezer Howard's Garden Cities: Balance, commerce, and individualism
- Mottos and Gelernter's underlying theme
- Democracity and Futurama
- Planners vs. "the people"
- The Middletons
- The American Common
- African-American participation at the 1939-40 Fair
- The Davis Critique
- Garreau's "three waves"
- Edge City definition
- Putnam's benefits of social capital
- Putnam's four causes of decline in social capital
- Putnam's counter-trends regarding social capital
- English-Lueck's two themes of Silicon Valley
- Nostalgia - definition
- New Urbanism - goals
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