During the early colonial days of the American colonies, information was not accessible to many of the settlers due to the vast landscape and British regulation of printing, which helped create a unique cultural adjustment lending power to the people.
This project was completed for a class at SUNY Polytech, IDT507, Information Technology. The video is an attempt at three main points:
1. The distance between settlements from each other and the distance from the collective settlements (colonies) from their governing body, Britain.
2. The restrictive regulations on the technology that existed at the time; the printing press, and the high cost on what information was available because of this.
3. The cultural adjustment from the populated British civilization, to a more rural and self-sustaining American life — and how that made people crave information more.
Activists used these three points to their advantage to spread information and convince the people to separate themselves from Britain. After the revolution, the spread of information was different. There was no more governing body on the other side of the world, regulations were no longer hindering free speech, technology advancements made it easier to share and distribute information, and as time passed, younger, American-born generations were no longer feeling isolated from Britain because they anchored their view of belonging and society norms to what they experienced in America. This began a new era for information and mass communications in our history.
Here is the initial proposal for the project: http://bit.ly/507-mod2-P
Here is the initial outline/brainstorm for the video: http://bit.ly/507-mod2-O
Here is the initial script: http://bit.ly/507-mod2-S
Here is the final accompanying memo on the project containing afterthoughts and considerations: http://bit.ly/507-mod2-F