Tag Archives: McLuhan

Don’t Worry It’s Just Like the Internet

Some time ago I posted a video of Neil Postman talking in 1985 on PBS about his thesis for the book Amusing Ourselves to Death. In the course of his discussion, Postman notes that USA Today, the nation’s most successful … Continue reading

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West#FAILia

In the mid-17th century, a series of treaties were signed in Europe to end a raging era of internal conflict that included the Holy Roman Empire and various kingdoms across the continent. The general agreement has been called the Treaty … Continue reading

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Hair, Glorious Hair

Came across this ad in a newspaper last week and thought it was great for a number of reasons: You don’t need to understand the Japanese in order to appreciate the message, so I’m not even going to deal with … Continue reading

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#Occupy Tetrad: The Tent

The tent is one of the emerging symbols of the Occupy movement and for good reason. It’s the semi-permanent structure of the tent that symbolizes the greatest threat to figures of institutional authority. The notion that someone has claimed a … Continue reading

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Re-Markable Brussels

A transcript of my remarks at the McLuhan Centennial Conference in Brussels, based on my paper Total Involvement: Channeling Education through McLuhan: Good afternoon. I’m very pleased and honored to be here with you all to celebrate and pay respect … Continue reading

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Ouch! My Acoustic Space Hurts!

As I sit in my hotel room in Brussels, slightly jet-lagged and counting the hours until I present my paper Total Involvement: Channeling Education through McLuhan at the McLuhan’s Philosophy of Media Centennial Conference (hosted by the Free University of … Continue reading

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Tumblr’s Mental Gymnastics

I’ve been doing most of my “posting” recently via a new Tumblr account I started as a short experiment to see what the fuss was all about. It came to my attention that there’s an ongoing debate about the superiority … Continue reading

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