The Medium Is the Massage

An Inventory of Effects

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Author: Marshall McLuhan,Quentin Fiore

Publisher: Gingko Press

ISBN: 9781584234418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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The Medium is the Massage remains Marshall McLuhan's most popular book, perhaps as influential as Understanding Media. With every technological and social advance, McLuhan's theories reveal how prescient his insights actually proved to be. McLuhan's proclamation that 'the media work us over completely' becomes more evident every day. In his words, 'so pervasive are they in their personal, political, economic, aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, unaffected, or unaltered.'

Understanding Media

The Extensions of Man

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Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537430058

Category:

Page: 396

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When first published, Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century.

The Age of Earthquakes

A Guide to the Extreme Present

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Author: Douglas Coupland,Hans Ulrich Obrist,Shumon Basar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101982411

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era. 50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage, Basar, Coupland and Obrist extend the analysis to today, touring the world that’s redefined by the Internet, decoding and explaining what they call the 'extreme present'. THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES is a quick-fire paperback, harnessing the images, language and perceptions of our unfurling digital lives. The authors offer five characteristics of the Extreme Present (see below); invent a glossary of new words to describe how we are truly feeling today; and ‘mindsource’ images and illustrations from over 30 contemporary artists. Wayne Daly’s striking graphic design imports the surreal, juxtaposed, mashed mannerisms of screen to page. It’s like a culturally prescient, all-knowing email to the reader: possibly the best email they will ever read. Welcome to THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES, a paper portrait of Now, where the Internet hasn’t just changed the structure of our brains these past few years, it’s also changing the structure of the planet. This is a new history of the world that fits perfectly in your back pocket. 30+ artists contributions: With contributions from Farah Al Qasimi, Ed Atkins, Alessandro Bavo, Gabriele Basilico, Josh Bitelli, James Bridle, Cao Fei, Alex Mackin Dolan, Thomas Dozol, Constant Dullaart, Cecile B Evans, Rami Farook, Hans-Peter Feldmann, GCC, K-Hole, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Eloise Hawser, Camille Henrot, Hu Fang, K-Hole, Koo Jeong-A, Katja Novitskova, Lara Ogel, Trevor Paglen, Yuri Patterson, Jon Rafman, Bunny Rogers, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Taryn Simon, Hito Steyerl, Michael Stipe, Rosemarie Trockel, Amalia Ulman, David Weir, Trevor Yeung. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Medium and the Light

Reflections on Religion and Media

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Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606089927

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Say the name Marshall McLuhan and you think of the great discover's explorations of the media. But throughout his life, McLuhan never stopped reflecting profoundly on the nature of God and worship, and on the traditions of the Church. Often other intellectuals and artists would ask him incredulously, Are you really a Catholic? He would answer, Yes, I am a Catholic, the worst kind -- a convert, leaving them more baffled than before. Here, like a golden thread lining his public utterances on the media, are McLuhan's brilliant probes into the nature of conversion, the church's understanding of media, the shape of tomorrow's church, religion and youth, and the God-making machines of the modern world. This fascinating collection, gathered from his many and scattered remarks, essays, and other writings, shows the deeply Christian side of a man widely considered the most important thinker of our time, a man whose insights into media and culture have revolutionized the field of media study and the way we see the world.

Understanding Me

Lectures and Interviews

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Author: Herbert Marshall Mcluhan

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 155199416X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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Unbuttoned McLuhan! An intimate exploration of Marshall McLuhan’s ideas in his own words In the last twenty years of his life, Marshall McLuhan published – often in collaboration with others – a series of books that established his reputation as the pre-eminent seer of the modern age. It was McLuhan who made the distinction between “hot” and “cool” media. It was he who observed that “the medium is the message” and who tossed off dozens of other equally memorable phrases from “the global village” and “pattern recognition” to “feedback” and “iconic” imagery. McLuhan was far more than a pithy-phrase maker, however. He foresaw – at a time when the personal computer was a teckie fantasy – that the world would be brought together by the internet. He foresaw the transformations that would be wrought by digital technology. He understood, before any of his contemporaries, the consequences of the revolution that television and the computer were bringing about. In many ways, we’re still catching up to him. In Understanding Me, Stephanie McLuhan and David Staines have brought together eighteen previously unpublished lectures and interviews by or involving Marshall McLuhan. They have in common the informality and accessibility of the spoken word. In every case, the text is the transcript taken down from the film, audio, or video tape of the actual encounters – this is not what McLuhan wrote but what he said. The result is a revelation: the seer who often is thought of as aloof and obscure is shown to be funny, spontaneous, and easily understood. From the Hardcover edition.

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

Expanded Edition

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Author: Lawrence Weschler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520256093

Category: Art

Page: 310

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"Robert Irwin, perhaps the most influential of the California artists, moved from his beginnings in abstract expressionism through successive shifts in style and sensibility, into a new aesthetic territory altogether, one where philosophical concepts of perception and the world interact. Weschler has charted the journey with exceptional clarity and cogency. He has also, in the process, provided what seems to me the best running history of postwar West Coast art that I have yet seen."—Calvin Tomkins

Marshall McLuhan

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Author: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Isbn Edizioni

ISBN: 8876383271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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The Gutenberg Galaxy

The Making of Typographic Man

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Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802060419

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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A history of western society and print technology from a media perspective.

McLuhan: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Author: W. Terrence Gordon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441143807

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Marshall McLuhan was dubbed a media guru when he came to prominence in the 1960s. The Woodstock generation found him cool; their parents found him perplexing. By 1963, McLuhan was Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto and would be a public intellectual on the international stage for more than a decade, then linked forever to his two best known coinages: the global village and the medium is the message. Taken as a whole, McLuhan's writings reveal a profound coherence and illuminate his unifying vision for the study of language, literature, and culture, grounded in the broad understanding of any medium or technology as an extension of the human body. McLuhan: A Guide for the Perplexed is a close reading of all of his work with a focus on tracing the systematic development of his thought. The overriding objective is to clarify all of McLuhan's thinking, to consolidate it in a fashion which prevents misreading, and to open the way to advancing his own program: ensuring that the world does not sleepwalk into the twenty-first century with nineteenth-century perceptions.

The Electric Information Age Book

McLuhan/Agel/Fiore and the Experimental Paperback

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Author: Jeffrey Schnapp,Adam Michaels

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616890346

Category: Design

Page: 240

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The Electric Information Age Book explores the nine-year window of mass-market publishing in the sixties and seventies when formerly backstage players-designers, graphic artists, editors-stepped into the spotlight to produce a series of exceptional books. Aimed squarely at the young media-savvy consumers of the "Electronic Information Age," these small, inexpensive paperbacks aimed to bring the ideas of contemporary thinkers like Marshall McLuhan, R. Buckminster Fuller, Herman Kahn, and Carl Sagan to the masses. Graphic designers such as Quentin Fiore (The Medium Is the Massage, 1967) employed a variety of radical techniques-verbal visual collages and other typographic pyrotechnics-that were as important to the content as the text. The Electric Information Age Book is the first book-length history of this brief yet highly influential publishing phenomenon.

Culture Is Our Business

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Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625648286

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Culture Is Our Business is Marshall McLuhan's sequel to The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man. Returning to the subject of advertising newly armed with the electric sensibility that informed The Gutenberg Galaxy, Understanding Media, and The Medium Is the Massage, McLuhan takes on the mad men (a play on the ad men of Madison Avenue) of the sixties. Approaching commercial messages as unacknowledged art forms and cultural artifacts, McLuhan delivers a series of probes that pick apart their meanings and underlying values, their paradoxes and paralogisms, and their overt function as persuasion and propaganda. Through humor, satire, and a poetic sensibility, he provides us with a serious exploration of the consumer culture that emerged out of the electronic media environment. In keeping with the participatory ethos of the Internet that McLuhan so clearly anticipated, this is a book that is meant to open the door to further study, reflection, and discussion, and to encourage the development of critical reception on the part of the reader.

War and Peace in the Global Village

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Author: Marshall McLuhan,Quentin Fiore,Jerome Agel

Publisher: Gingko PressInc

ISBN: 9781584230748

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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War and Peace in The Global Village is a collage of images and text that sharply illustrates the effects of electronic media and new technology on man. Marshall McLuhan wrote this book thirty years ago and following its publication predicted that the forthcoming information age would be "a transitional era of profound pain and tragic identity quest." Marshall McLuhan illustrates the fact that all social changes are caused by introduction of new technologies. He interprets these new technologies as extensions or "self-amputations of our own being," because technologies extend bodily reach. McLuhan's ideas and observations seem disturbingly accurate and clearly applicable to the world in which we live. War and Peace in the Global Village is a meditation on accelerating innovations leading to identity loss and war.

The Book of Probes

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Author: Marshall McLuhan,David Carson

Publisher: Gingko PressInc

ISBN: 9781584232520

Category: Social Science

Page: 573

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THE BOOK OF PROBES is an exciting new publication that brings together for the first time a collection of his most prescient aphorisms and excerpts of McLuhan's prolific life's work. It is a revolutionary book that displays his bold perceptions; such as 'obsolescence is the moment of superabundance' which he calls 'probes'.

Counterblast 1954

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Author: Marshall McLuhan,W. Terrence Gordon

Publisher: Gingko Press

ISBN: 9781584231622

Category: Social Science

Page: 32

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Design Culture

An Anthology of Writing from the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design

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Author: Steven Heller,Marie Finamore

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 303

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Over 80 essays, interviews, and symposia examine the role of design inontemporary culture, exploring the influence of design on almost every facetf life.

The Mechanical Bride

Folklore of Industrial Man

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Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth

ISBN: 9780715641354

Category: Advertising

Page: 176

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The book that established Marshall McLuhan's reputation as the foremost critic of mass-communication. One of the major intellectual influences of our time - FORTUNE. This book details how sex was first used to sell industrial hardware, how Orphan Annie still keeps the world on track, and how an Arabian Nights wonderland of mass entertainment and suggestion makes information irrelevant, and sends us to bed at night too dazed to question whether we're happy or not. We live in an age in which legions of highly educated professionals dedicate themselves to the task of getting inside the collective public mind with the object of manipulating, exploiting and controlling. THE MECHANICAL BRIDE is vintage McLuhan so aptly illustrated by dozens of examples from ads, comic strips, columnists, etc., that those who were stung by McLuhan were hard put for rebuttals. What remains paramount are McLuhan's global standpoint and zest for the new. He has given a needed twist to the great debate on what is happening to main in this age of technological speedup - NEW YORKER. The use of large reproductions of advertisements illuminates the text and often powerfully reinforces it...McLuhan is, happily, an indignant man. - NEW YORK TIMES.

Marshall McLuhan

The Medium and the Messenger : a Biography

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Author: Philip Marchand

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262631860

Category: Science

Page: 322

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A new look at the man who gave us ideas "the medium is the message" and "globalvillage".

Marshall McLuhan

The Man and His Message

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Author: George Sanderson,Frank MacDonald

Publisher: Golden, Company : Fulcrum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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This is the story of the godfather of the Internet.

Essential McLuhan

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Author: Eric McLuhan,Frank Zingrone

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9780887845659

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Marshall McLuhan's insights are more applicable today than when he first announced them to a startled world in the 1960s. Here, in one concise volume, are McLuhan's key ideas, drawn from his books, articles, correspondence, and published speeches. This book is the essential archive of his constantly surprising vision.