Introduction to Understanding Media

Understanding Media is a book written of Herbert Marshall McLuhan. He particularly introduced some mediatheoretical aspects into the world of science and was most active in the 1950ties and 1960ties. I had to write an essay on the topic of McLuhan’s mediatheoretical aspects concerning the Internet. Now I have to prepare for an oral exam at university and have to renew my knowledge on McLuhan. Regardless that I am still quite fit in his special point of view concerning media, I am reading some of his works to regain a better and more particular knowledge of his thesis. Therefore I startet reading Understanding Media and will present you the most necessary information concerning my point of view and what I think is worth to mention. At first I start with a short summary of McLuhans introduction to the book, then suceeding in reading and presenting to you one chapter after the other. Here we go…
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