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|Title||:||Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews|
|Author||:||Marshall McLuhan, David Staines, Stephanie Mcluhan|
|Number of Pages||:||344|
|Category||:||Non fiction, Cultural, Philosophy|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews In the last twenty years of his life Marshall McLuhan published a series of books that established his reputation as a world renowned communications theorist and the pre eminent seer of the modern age It was McLuhan who made the distinction between hot and cool media And it was he who coined the phrases the medium is the message and the global village and popularized other memorable terms including feedback and iconic .
McLuhan was far more than a pithy phrasemaker however He foresaw the development of personal computers at a time when computers were huge unwieldy machines available only to institutions He anticipated the wide ranging effects of the Internet And he understood better than any of his contemporaries the transformations that would be wrought by digital technology in particular the globalization of communications and the instantaneous simultaneous nature of the new electric world In many ways we re still catching up to him forty years after the publication of i Understanding Media i .
In i Understanding Me i Stephanie McLuhan and David Staines have brought together nineteen previously unpublished lectures and interviews either by or with Marshall McLuhan They have in common the informality and accessibility of the spoken word In every case the text has been transcribed from the original audio film or videotape of McLuhan s actual appearances This is not what McLuhan wrote but what he said the spoken words of a surprisingly accessible public man He comes across as outrageous funny perplexing stimulating and provocative McLuhan will never seem quite the same again .
The foreword by Tom Wolfe provides a twenty first century perspective on McLuhan s life and work and co editor David Staines s insightful afterword offers a personal account of McLuhan as teacher and friend .
Lectures and interviews includeElectronic Revolution Revolutionary Effects of New Media Popular Mass Culture American Perspectives Technology the Media and Culture The Communications RevolutionCybernetics and Human Culture The Future of Man in the Electric Age The Medium Is the Massage Predicting Communication via the Internet The Marfleet Lectures Canada the Borderline Case Towards an Inclusive ConsciousnessFordham University First Lecture Open Mind Surgery TV News as a New Mythic Form The Future of the Book The End of the Work Ethic Art as Survival in the Electric Age Living at the Speed of Light What TV Does Best TV as a Debating Medium Violence as a Quest for Identity Man and Media