Paul Levinson in Conversation with Bob Dobbs

21Nov11

Dr. Paul Levinson, Fordham University

Speech, McLuhan notes in the Report on Project in Understanding Media (aka PROJECT 69), is the only medium that uses all the senses at once. Therefore, according to McLuhan, the structure of speech probably holds orchestral clues for cultural control and equilibrium in the multi-media, electric age….

Not only that … but the Tetrad Conference at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1978, the discoveries at Orchard Beach in the 1960s, Karl Popper, Arthur Kroker, Neil Postman, Frank Zingrone, a Victorian story about the optimist and the pessimist, McLuhan at NYU, McLuhan as novelist, triads vs tetrads, the meaning of chipbody, no difference between media theory and science fiction and music, much more ….

Download audio from: http://tinyurl.com/7raxgfl

About Paul Levinson:- 

Paul Levinson, PhD, is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City. His nine nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997), Digital McLuhan (1999), Realspace(2003), Cellphone (2004), and New New Media (2009) have been the subject of major articles in The New York TimesWiredThe Christian Science Monitor, and other publications and have been translated into ten languages. New New Media, exploring blogging, Twitter, YouTube and other “new new” modes of communication, was published by Penguin Academics in September 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, hosts three popular podcasts, and was listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s “Top 10 Academic Twitterers” in 2009. 

Website: http://paullevinson.info/ 

Infinite Regress blog: http://infiniteregress.tv/

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