The Medium is the Massage

A collage of photographs and commentary reveals the role of electronic technology in restructuring our lives

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  • Author : Marshall McLuhan
  • Publisher : Hardwired
  • Pages : 159 pages
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  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Medium is the Massage

The Medium is the Massage
  • Author : Marshall McLuhan,Quentin Fiore
  • Publisher : Gingko Press Editions
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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First published in 1967, this text is now more relevant than ever, as McLuhan's foresights about the impact of new media is actualized at unprecedented speeds via the Internet. It portrays technologies as an extension of man, illustrating how our senses are massaged and our perceptions altered as these devices become integral parts of our lives. The combination of artistic images, graphics and incisive statements create a representative work that not only explains human absorption of media, but visually diagrams it

Understanding Media

Understanding Media
  • Author : Marshall McLuhan
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 04 September 2016
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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 Beauty of Everyday Things

The Beauty of Everyday Things
  • Author : Soetsu Yanagi
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 31 January 2019
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The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and simple, sturdy and safe - the aesthetic result of wholeheartedly fulfilling utilitarian needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things,

The Medium and the Light

The Medium and the Light
  • Author : Michael McLuhan
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 01 March 2010
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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

The Gutenberg Galaxy

The Gutenberg Galaxy
  • Author : Marshall McLuhan
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 22 June 2017
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The Gutenberg Galaxy catapulted Marshall McLuhan to fame as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator. Fifty years after its initial publication, this landmark text is more significant than ever before. Readers will be amazed by McLuhan’s prescience, unmatched by anyone since, predicting as he did the dramatic technological innovations that have fundamentally changed how we communicate. The Gutenberg Galaxy foresaw the networked, compressed ‘global village’ that would emerge in the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries — despite

The Book of Probes

The Book of Probes
  • Author : Marshall McLuhan,David Carson,Eric McLuhan,William Kuhns
  • Publisher : Gingko PressInc
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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"'The Book of Probes' is a collection of Marshall McLuhan's finest words culled from his books, his more than 200 speeches, his classes at the University of Toronto ... and from nearly 700 shorter writings he published between 1945 and 1980"--Dust jacket.

50 Philosophy Classics

50 Philosophy Classics
  • Author : Tom Butler-Bowdon
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Release : 30 May 2017
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For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality. From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world. Philosophy

The Electric Information Age Book

The Electric Information Age Book
  • Author : Jeffrey Schnapp,Adam Michaels
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release : 25 January 2012
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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

Understanding Me

Understanding Me
  • Author : Herbert Marshall Mcluhan
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release : 25 June 2010
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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 “

Culture Is Our Business

Culture Is Our Business
  • Author : Marshall McLuhan
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 12 February 2015
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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

The Extreme Self

The Extreme Self
  • Author : Shumon Basar
  • Publisher : Walther Konig Verlag
  • Release : 01 June 2021
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The Extreme Self is a new kind of graphic novel that shows how you've been morphing into something else. It's about the re-making of your interior world as the exterior world becomes more unfamiliar and uncertain.The sudden arrival of the pandemic pushed the world faster and further into the 21st century. Now, life is dictated by two forces you can't see: data and the virus. Are you really built for so much change so quickly?Basar/Coupland/Obrist's prequel,

Essential McLuhan

Essential McLuhan
  • Author : Eric McLuhan,Frank Zingrone
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release : 24 May 1995
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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.