The Skin of Culture: Investigating the New Electronic Reality

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Kogan Page, 1997 - Information society - 226 pages
This is a bold vision of the electronic media and the nature of reality in a world increasingly wired to technology. It proposes and explores concepts such as: whether democracy is outmoded and must be redesigned to reflect how technology affects power structures; whether the electronic media have extended our psychology as well as our nervous systems and our bodies; whether art must redress the balance with science and reclaim technology; and whether electronic media are reversing the effects of language, literacy and the alphabet, and whether this is a good thing.

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About the author (1997)

Derrick de Kerckhove is Director of the McLuhan Programme in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Christopher Dewdeny was born May 9, 1951. He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award three times, twice for poetry, once for non-fiction. Dewdney currently teaches creative writing at Calumet College at York University and serves as an Academic Advisor. He has won first prize in the CBC Literary Competition for poetry and is currently a contributing media panelist on TVOntario's Studio 2.

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