Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millennium

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Routledge, 2001 - Science - 226 pages
Paul Levinson delves into the lessons McLuhan holds for the new millennium. This book highlights and explains the truly prophetic nature of McLuhan's theories. Levinson shows us why and how the "Wired" generation is now turning to McLuhan's work to better understand a global village in a digital age. We see how the Internet, in which every computer is a center for producing as well as obtaining information, is the true embodiment of McLuhan's vision of decentralization. Levinson explores the consequences of this revolution on everything from publishing to politics, where the "gatekeepers" of old are giving way to new modes of doing business.

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About the author (2001)

Paul Levinson's eight nonfiction books, including "The Soft Edge "(1997), "Digital McLuhan "(1999), "Realspace "(2003), and "Cellphone" (2004), have been the subject of major articles in the" New York Times, Wired", the "Christian Science Monitor", and have been translated into ten languages. "New New Media "will be published in the summer of 2009. His science fiction novels include "The Silk Code" (1999, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel)., "Borrowed Tides" (2001), "The Consciousness Plague" (2002), "The Pixel Eye" (2003), and "The Plot" "To Save Socrates" (2006). His short stories have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards. Paul Levinson appears on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News), "The CBS Evening News," "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" (PBS), "Nightline" (ABC), and numerous national and international TV and radio programs. He reviews the best of television in his InfiniteRegress.tv blog, and was listed in "The Chronicle of Higher Education"'s "Top 10 Academic Twitterers" in 2009. Paul Levinson is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City.

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