Echoes and reflections: on media ecology as a field of study
"Lance Strate takes the reader on a journey through the interdisciplinary, communication-centered field of media ecology, the study of media as environments, a field that encompasses the study of technology, symbol systems, and aesthetic form, in addition to traditional conceptions of media and mediation. Strate presents media ecology as an open-ended intellectual tradition, a network of great books and independent thinkers. Echoes and Reflections: On Media Ecology as a Field of Study is a unique book that provides the first comprehensive overview of the field, followed by a case study concerning the relationship between modes of communication and constructions of the self."--BOOK JACKET.
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As a graduate student at Saint Louis University, Walter Ong was one of
McLuhan's students, and McLuhan's influence on Ong is reflected in Ong's M.A.
thesis on the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (included in Ong, 2002a; see
also Ong, ...
In contrast to McLuhan, who tends to emphasize the revolutionary impact that
may accompany the introduction of new technologies, Ong presents an
evolutionary model where oral/aural biases persist in residual form in literate
In general, Ong's work on the history of culture, consciousness, and
communication is informed by an evolutionary and biological perspective. Many
of Ong's essays have been reprinted in the four volumes of Faith and Contexts (
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