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Newseum

May 5th, 2008 by admin | 1 Comment

Newseum

I had the good luck to be visiting friends in Washington DC who told me about the grand opening of the Newseum – a major new museum celebrating modern journalism on Pennsylvania Avenue right across from the National Gallery. Admission was free on opening day so off we all went, but public response was so [...]


Mise en scene

October 18th, 2007 by admin | 1 Comment

Mise en scene

In a recent post at Augean Stables, Richard Landes opens a discussion of the al Durrah affair with a contrast between American and French attitudes to truth in TV news reporting. In an article for the Columbia Journalism Review, Gal Beckerman offers France2 some friendly advice. In the process, he shows just how inadequate both [...]


Le Peysage Interieur

October 15th, 2007 by admin | No Comments

Le Peysage Interieur

One of the things I am learning by trying to come up with a new media theory is that starting the job has made me more aware of my assumptions. Today I want to begin digging into those assumptions. Given my background in literature and the psychology of Freud and Jung I see a lot [...]


The Kernel

July 29th, 2007 by admin | No Comments

The Kernel

I am using the word kernel as the starting point for a new media theory intentionally imitating the way the computer operating system Linux was developed. In operating system terminology the kernel is the core code that is loaded at start up. Linus Torvalds put the beginnings of the Linux kernel on the Internet in [...]


Toward a New Theory of Media

June 4th, 2007 by admin | 4 Comments

Toward a New Theory of Media

When I read Camille Paglia’s The North American Intellectual Tradition delivered in 2000 in honor of Marshal McLuhan I immediately felt that she was right to call for a new theory of media. More recently, McLuhan’s son when asked why his father was making a resurgence answered that it was because his father’s predictions had [...]


Purpose

I propose developing a new media theory as called for by Camile Paglia based on the work of Marshal McLuhan, Norman A Brown, Leslie Fiedler, as well as Eric S Raymond, Glenn Reynolds and others. See the Invitation for fuller information and how you may be able to participate. I want your help just like Linus Torvalds wanted help developing Linux.

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