What is the technology/material you have chosen to discuss?
The technology that I chose to discuss is Adobe Audition. This is the editing software for podcasts and audio, and the version that I use is 22.2.
How is this technology/material social?
Adobe Audition is social because it helps people hear/understand a conversation better. When you edit out all of the unnecessary parts of a conversation, the message is a lot stronger. Another reason that Adobe Audition is social is because it allows you to export your podcast online. This makes the episode reach many more people. The last reason why Adobe Audition is social is because you can add things that weren’t originally in the conversation. If you forgot to talk about something, you can go back and add it.
How does the technology/material reflect cultural values?
Adobe Audition reflects cultural values because it gives anyone a platform. If you have a mic and Adobe Audition, then you can make a podcast. There are also no upgrades for Audition, so everyone that has it has all the same features. Everyone has an equal shot to make a good podcast. You can also edit any kind of audio on Audition, it does not have to be a podcast. This gives everyone the freedom to create whatever they want to.
How will the technology/material afford your actions when you’re using it for your project?
One way that Adobe Audition affords my actions is by being able to add as many different audio sources into one project that I want. This means that I can have music, sound effects, and anything else that I would want. A second reason why Adobe Audition affords my actions is because I can seamlessly cut out any part of the podcast that I want. If me and my guest go on a tangent and talk about something that is not useful, I can cut it out. This makes sure that each episode is specifically focused on a single topic and there is not a lot of useless information. The last reason why Adobe Audition affords my actions is I can always adjust the volume. If I made a mistake and the microphones were too quiet, I can make them louder in Audition. This also works if the mics are too loud.
How will the technology/material constrain your actions when you’re using it for your project?
One way that this technology might constrain my actions is that Adobe Audition crashes a lot. If I am not constantly saving my work, then I might lose all of my progress. Another reason is that the audio gets corrupted on Adobe Audition, and it makes the audio stop working. In order for the audio to work again, you need to delete the original audio and re-add it into Audition. One final way that this technology might constrain my actions is that Audition constantly needs updates, and if you are behind on one, the software either won’t open or it will crash frequently. As long as I stay on top of these, I should not have any problems.