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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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
ed to the memorization of the songs of Homer and other elements of the oral
tradition, as it served as both a record of the past and a set of recommendations
for future conduct. And Plato's attack on the poets can thus be understood as ...
It should be noted that Havelock was not the first to write about oral cultures:
Milman Parry is generally credited with the discovery of primary orality, as
Havelock and Ong make clear; moreover, McLuhan begins The Gutenberg
Galaxy by ...
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Introduction to Media Ecology as a Field of Study
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