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Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millennium


reviewed by Rick Voithofer 2001

coverTitle: Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millennium
Author(s): Paul Levinson
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 041519251X, Pages: 226, Year: 1999
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The cover of Paul Levinson’s Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millennium depicts the face of Marshal McLuhan emerging from a printout of computer code. The farther one holds the cover from one’s eyes the clearer one can see the details of McLuhan’s face. This reveals the underlying metaphor of the book – the farther we get in time from McLuhan’s theories the more clear they become. Digital McLuhan is driven by the notion that McLuhan’s ideas were waiting for the world to catch up with them. With the emergence of the information age and the continued rapid adoption of its primary conduit, the Internet, that time has come. Levinson, a media scholar, science fiction writer, and friend of McLuhan, writes from all three perspectives. He weaves his understanding and interpretations of McLuhan’s work with personal accounts of his relationship with McLuhan while continually connecting his observations to the social, cultural, psychological and economic conditions of the information age. The book offers those new to McLuhan an... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 1, 2001, p. 138-140
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10547, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 3:48:22 PM

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  • Rick Voithofer
    Ohio State University
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    Rick Voithofer is a visiting assistant professor in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership at Ohio State University. His scholarship focuses on applying cultural studies to the design of educational media, developing culturally relevant new media pedagogies, and the use of media production as a research methodology.
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