I’m listening to Daniel Thorson’s conversation with Zak Stein today and feeling deeply receptive to it. Zak’s mention of McLuhan was particularly revelatory. It made me think of the loss/gain character of any new medium. New media extend us, but they also cut us off—like the car replacing the foot. Social media extends communication, but […]
Recently I was asked by a reader and colleague to comment on a letter written by Dr. Don Beck, “Looking Beyond the Midterm Elections In Quest for Humanity’s Master Code.” It was written in 2018, and now, halfway through 2020, it holds a certain prescience worth commenting on and responding to at some length. Dr. […]
Next Thursday, June 18th, I have the honor of presenting a paper at the Media Ecology Association’s annual conference. This year the theme is “Communication Choices and Challenges,” and my paper is entitled: “Media Ecology as Remediation: Marshall McLuhan and Jean Gebser in Dialogue”. My abstract is shared below: In this essay, I draw from […]
As Gebser says, timing is knowing when to make happen and when to let happen.
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