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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(pp.15-16) Thus, the agricultural revolution is also a revolution in container
technology, one that leads to further advancements in human dwellings and
settlements, and ultimately to the city. Mumford (1961) refers to the city as the "
would their fallible and fragile human parts be replaced by more reliable artificial
ones. This is a theme that Mumford would expand on in The Myth of the Machine
(1967, 1970). In many ways, Mumford's two-volume history of technology and ...
To counter this, Mumford (1970) continued to call for a return to the organic: "If we
are to prevent mega-technics from further controlling and deforming every aspect
of human culture, we shall be able to do so only with the aid of a radically ...
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Introduction to Media Ecology as a Field of Study
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