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McLuhan on Choice and Media Hybrids

According to Marshall McLuhan, the media that we use—“extensions” of ourselves—are powerful influences. The contemporary trend is to see these prostheses as mere tools. As a consequence, we live in a state of “inattention and unawareness of the situation” (92). … Continue reading

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Responding to Mitchell and Hansen’s Introduction

In the introduction to their book, Critical Terms for Media Studies (2010), editors W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark Hansen set out a clear agenda for the field of media studies. In fact, they don’t exactly view “media studies” as a field … Continue reading

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