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book: Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (Digital Formations) by Jussi Parikka

by image x. Joseph Nechvatal Mid-September 2007, Marrakech from Though no J. G. Ballard or William S. Burroughs, Jussi Parikka nevertheless sucks us into a fantastic black tour-de-force narrative of virulence and the cultural history of computer viruses (*), followed by innumerable inquisitive innuendoes We may wish to recall here that for Deleuze […]

Node magazine started based on William Gibson’s new novel, Spook Country!

Listen to latest Gibson audio interview here William Gibson Listen to William Gibson Part one (runs 13:16) | Part two (runs 17:03) CBC Radio One site and info  September 19, 2007   William Gibson Bookclub This week on the podcast a special audio bookclub with award-winning author William Gibson. from WGibson August 5, 2007 by […]

Media Ecology Association – 2007 Awards Announced

MEA recently announced the winners of the 2007 (for year 2006) MEA Awards. The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology Peter K. Fallon for Printing, Literacy, and Education in Eighteenth Century Ireland: Why the Irish Speak English The Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media […]

Naomi Wolf – The Porn Myth

“In the end, porn doesn’t whet men’s appetites—it turns them off the real thing.” Read the article. Great read. Porn, the tetrad. What does it Reverse? Makes the case for Media Ecology 101 being required course material.

Why texting harms your IQ

From The Times April 22, 2005 Txts n emails mk ppl stupid coz they R worse than smking pot & lead 2 a st8 of ‘infomania’ By Michael Horsnell THE regular use of text messages and e-mails can lower the IQ more than twice as much as smoking marijuana. That is the claim of psychologists […]

Venezuela giving Danny Glover $18m to direct film on epic slave revolt

· Chávez hopes venture will aid anti-imperialist fight · Actor wants to educate US on Toussaint Louverture Rory Carroll in Caracas Monday May 21, 2007 The Guardian

E. Howard Hunt names the men who killed Kennedy

I’m not familiar with, but they tell the story of a recording E. Howard Hunt made on his deathbed. The tape was recently made public by Howard Hunt’s son, Saint John Hunt. On the tape Howard Hunt describes a bitter LBJ and his involvement with the murder of JFK. Hunt names others who were […]

A Literate Plea To All Patriots

I am getting ready to move, and all is in flux. It could be said my entire life has been in flux since I was a youngin, but I really mean it now. I had started writing a book, and then found I needed to re-evaluate my approach. I altered my outline, but now the […]

McLuhan Meeting Notes

Just a brief collection of notes from today’s McLuhan meeting. We read pgs. 169-172 of Marshall’s (Amazon) Take today; the executive as dropout. Again we are amazed at the insights a book published 35 years ago provides to us today. Kerry Thornley (Wikipedia) was the co-founder (with Greg Hill) of Discordianism. My curiosity was piqued […]

Space Race Part II

Recent headlines about the destruction of a Chinese weather satellite by one of their own missiles had US officials quoted in wide-eyed surprise claiming the act threatened US-China relations and escalated the weaponization of space. Of course, the hundreds of billions of dollars the US has spent on ballistic missile defense and research into smaller […]

Brain scans predict shoppers’ purchasing choices

Hey, I want one of these things. I want to know what’s going on up there. How long before there’s a USB model do you think?

McLuhan video with Norman Mailer

how do we plug HTML in here? Two intellectuals duke it out in a CBC debate from 1968. Two intellectuals duke it out in a CBC debate from 1968.

Now we’re livin’! New Media tetrad process site!

Way to go, John! This kind of new social self-organizing media communication six degrees of connection networking ongoing process….. Please open up the Categories feature so we can get tags going! Thanks, M.

Welcome – What could we do here?

I know it looks like it has a McLuhan theme, and it could, but initially I was thinking it would simply be a way for us to communicate with each other easily, i.e. Gerry’s Dudley films, events Michael’s going to, Robin observations on the road etc. You can post pictures. Videos as well, but I’ll […]