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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evolution of the machine and machine civilization over the course of "three
successive but over-lapping and interpenetrating phases" (Mumford, 1934, p.
109; emphasis in the original). Each phase is defined by its characteristic tools, ...
The uniqueness and significance of this contribution has too often been
overlooked by modern scholars who gauge all technical advances in terms of the
machine. (pp.15-16) Thus, the agricultural revolution is also a revolution in
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 culture,
The Myth of the Machine: I. Technics and Human Development (1967), and The ...
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Introduction to Media Ecology as a Field of Study
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