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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Symbols, they argue, may reflect some aspect of reality, but they may also refract
what is real due to the inherent bias of the symbolic form or medium involved: We
have spoken ... of reflection and refraction by the linguistic medium.
Postman incorporated general semantics into his media ecology approach, as he
wrote about symbolic ecology, the semantic environment, and language as a
medium. Along with general semantics, the philosophy of Susanne Langer was
10 structure, 17, 87 structuralism, 87 subject, 63, 110 subjectivism, 102 Sullivan,
Anne, 1 29 Sumerians, 46, see also Mesopotamia surveillance, 87 survival, 17,
60 symbol, symbol systems, 1 7, 28, 59,69,81-84,86, 101, 103, 123 symbolic ...
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Introduction to Media Ecology as a Field of Study
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