Previously unpublished lectures and interviews by the pre-eminent media seer of the modern age--informal, accessible, provocative.Previously unpublished lectures and interviews by the pre-eminent media seer of the modern age--informal, accessible, provocative.Read Less
New/New. 6 x 9 x 1 " 0771055455 2003 Hardcover Book in Dust Jacket...BRAND NEW from 2003 publisher...Never opened, Never owned, Never marked...Excellent Gift Giving quality...Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve...317 pages with index...In the last 20 years of his life, Canada's media guru Mashall McLuhan, 1911-1980...patron saint of Wired Magazine...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 the personal computer at a time when computers were huge, unweildy 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 electric world...In many ways, we're still catching up to him...In 'Understanding Me, " Stephanie McLuhan and David Staines have brought together 19 previously unpublished lectures and interviews either by or with Marshall McLuhan...They have in common the informality and accessibility of the spoken word...In every case, the text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...' Marshall McLuhan: Understanding Me...Lectures and Interviews '...Edited by Stephanie McLuhan & David Staines...published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto 2003 Hardcover in Dustjacket, in English only *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely worldwide, since 1965 ***
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