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The Reel World

The Reel World

McLuhan describes the role of films on reality. The chapter presents less of a critique on the media and more of a comparison to other forms, such as print, that give us an understanding on how film influences our sense of reality. 461 more words

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The Outer Terrain

Some years ago I was heavily into flight simulation and decided to use my coding skills to develop a program that would allow fellow users of my flight sim (Flight Unlimited III) to edit a vast wasteland known as ‘The Outer Terrain’. 1,816 more words

Leaving a "Paper" Trail

Every day we are exposed to an innumerous amount of ads that we often do not even consciously register most of the ones presented before us. 568 more words

Give me a book any day

Just last week, my library had a book sale. An entire floor was set up with thousands of long ago forgotten books. Fiction, biographies, textbooks, and children’s books: There was something for everyone, and it seemed that everyone in the area had come out to confirm that. 531 more words

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McLuhan, Film and Planet Earth

In his book “Understanding Media,” Marshall McLuhan discusses in depth the role of film plays in our understanding of the world around us. Film to McLuhan doesn’t just mean movies, but the use of moving visuals as a whole. 478 more words

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The Regression of Television

There’s the age old question: Does TV really rot your brains? TV plays a huge part in most people’s everyday lives. We watch it in the morning, evening, and some even watch it late into the night. 676 more words

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boyd—None of This Is Real

None of This Is Real: Identity and Participation in Friendster

by dana boyd


  • Based on fieldwork among users of the social networking site Friendster…
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