The ecological approach to humans’ adaptation to the digital environment is rooted in the ideas of traditional ecology, yet it turns these ideas upside down. The main idea of a traditional environmental movement is to protect the environment from human… Read More ›
For media ecology scholars, the Coach House has always been a place of force. On October 20th, 2015, the McLuhans and Mcluhanists gathered in the Coach House, at the University of Toronto, to revitalize the “McLuhan Centre for Culture and… Read More ›
In the age of total algorithmization, the wrongness of a performance becomes the value. Wrongness proves the authenticity of things.
Moving further into the digital world, we will be able to induce not just familiar but completely new, never before known senses. For example, a banking chip implanted under the skin may, one day, create the sense of a full… Read More ›
Read the full article Classical journalism is being forced out by: – Guerrilla Journalism, driven by the Viral Editor; – Brand Journalism, driven by content marketing; – Robot Journalism, driven by news algorithms; The third threat, Robot Journalism, poses the… Read More ›
Is the Internet really just a supplier of rubbish? One of the video presentations of American media thinker Clay Shirky is entitled It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.[i] The problem is not the volume or quality of information, but… Read More ›
Here is an excellent slide in the presentation by Gerd Leonhard, a noted futurist, depicting a rabbit surrounded by tons of carrots. The caption states, “Get ready for abundance: distribution (i.e. availability) will no longer be an issue…” Abundance, not… Read More ›
The internet has shifted the news from a portioned to a streamed mode of consumption. A news feed in social media is an example of such an information stream. The news teasers in social media represent, in essence, the wave-particle… Read More ›