This is an interesting essay by Paul Levinson about the contribution of Marshall McLuhan to the Media Ecology Field. A good introductory text for people who is interested in this “discipline” or who only wants to know more about how the media change the way we live and who we are. It’s about communication, pharm media, cialis and history and also about Mumford, Innis, Ong, Postman and some other media ecologists, specialists of technological change.
- “…McLuhan got us to the top floors of communications and taught us about the pervasively “soft” influence of media in all aspects of life. We might say that media are to human society as McLuhan is to Media Ecology…”
Proceedings of the Media Ecology Association, Volume 1, 2000
Read the full text here: http://www.media-ecology.org/publications/proceedings/v1/levinson01.pdf