Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On Media As Epistemology

‎"We have reached, I believe, a critical mass in that electronic media have decisively and irreversibly changed the character of our symbolic environment. We are now a culture whose information, ideas and epistemology are given form by television, not by the printed word. Just because TV and print coexist, doesn’t mean there is parity — print is now merely a residual epistemology."

- Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in An Age of Show Business (New York: Penguin, 2005)

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