Media Files

I. Marshall McLuhan

McLuhan's Philosophy. An overview of Marshall McLuhan's main ideas about media, with numerous references and links.

McLuhan's Insight Into The Media. A McLuhanesque reading of
September 11, 2001.

"The Wisdom of Saint Marshall, The Holy Fool." Gary Wolf's oft-cited article that appeared in Wired Magazine several years ago.

TV Epistemology. The kinds of questions the TV medium conditions us to raise, compared to those of reading.

II. Media Effects

Our Mediated Life. An array of pop images, with questions about the cumulative psychic effect of seeing the most dissimilar graphics lumped together.

Zengotita's Mediated. A short excerpt from Thomas de Zengotita's book.

Making Sense of MeWorld. A review of Zengotita's Mediated, with thoughts about the downside of living in an age so thoroughly affected by images and representations of all kinds.

Huxley, Orwell, and Television. The foreword of Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves To Death.

III. Miscellaneous

Media Giants. Who owns what today.

Media Hypotheses.

Baudrillard, "On Nihilism"

Baudrillard On The Media.