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The Media Ecology Association
"Goals of the Media Ecology Association

The Media Ecology Association (MEA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study, research, criticism, and application of media ecology in educational, industry, political, civic, social, cultural, and artistic contexts, and the open exchange of ideas, information, and research among the Association’s members.

On September 4, 1998, five of Neil Postman’s former students—Susan B. Barnes, Thomas F. Gencarelli, Paul Levinson, Casey Man Kong Lum, and Lance Strate—gathered at Fordham University and formed the Media Ecology Association. Following are the goals they established for the MEA:

• To promote, sustain, and recognize excellence in media ecology scholarship, research, criticism, application, and artistic practice
• To provide a network for fellowship, contacts, and professional opportunities
• To serve as a clearinghouse for information related to academic programs around the world in areas pertinent to the study of media ecology
• To promote community and cooperation among academic, private, and public entities mutually concerned with the understanding of media ecology
• To provide opportunities for professional growth and development
• To encourage interdisciplinary research and interaction
• To encourage reciprocal cooperation and research among institutions and organizations
• To provide a forum for student participation in an academic and professional environment
• To advocate for the development and implementation of media ecology education at all levels of curricula"
via:mattthomas  media  mediaecology 
july 2016 by robertogreco
Digital Manifesto Archive
"This collection aggregates manifestos concerned with making as a subpractice of the digital humanities."

"This archive is an academic resource dedicated to aggregating and cataloging manifestos that fall under two basic criteria. 1) The Digital Manifesto Archive features manifestos that focus on the political and cultural dimensions of digital life. 2) The Digital Manifesto Archive features manifestos that are written, or are primarily disseminated, online.

The manifesto genre is, by definition, timely and politically focused. Further, it is a primary site of political, cultural, and social experimentation in our contemporary world. Manifestos that are created and disseminated online further this experimental ethos by fundamentally expanding the character and scope of the genre.

Each category listed on the archive is loosely organized by theme, political affiliation, and (if applicable) time period. While the political movements and affiliations of the manifestos archived in each category are not universal, each category does try to capture a broad spectrum of political moods and actions with regard to its topic.

This site is meant to preserve manifestos for future research and teaching. The opinions expressed by each author are their own.

This archive was created by Matt Applegate. Our database and website was created by Graham Higgins (gwhigs). It is maintained by Matt Applegate and Yu Yin (Izzy) To
You can contact us at

This project is open source. You can see gwhigs' work for the site here: Digital Manifesto Archive @"
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february 2016 by robertogreco
Meet the man who predicted Fox News, the Internet, Stephen Colbert and reality TV -
"Bai isn’t alone. While he’s hardly a household name, Postman has become an important guide to the world of the Internet though most of his work was written before its advent. Astra Taylor, a documentary filmmaker and Occupy activist, turned to his books while she was plotting out what became “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age.” Douglas Rushkoff — a media theorist whose book “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now,” is one of the most lucid guides to our bewildering age — is indebted to his work. Michael Harris’ recent “The End of Absence” is as well. And Jaron Lanier, the virtual-reality inventor and author (“Who Owns the Future?”) who’s simultaneously critic and tech-world insider, sees Postman as an essential figure whose work becomes more crucial every year.

“There’s this kind of dialogue around technology where people dump on each other for ‘not getting it,’” Lanier says. “Postman does not seem to be vulnerable to that accusation: He was old-fashioned but he really transcended that. I don’t remember him saying, ‘When I was a kid, things were better.’ He called on fundamental arguments in very broad terms – the broad arc of human history and ethics.”"
neilpostman  via:mattthomas  culture  media  2015  stephencolbert  mattbai  garyhart  jaronlanier  amusingourselvestodeath  camillepglia  astrataylor  stevejobs  amandapalmer  foxnews  internet  net  web  online  douglasrushkoff  elonmusk  lizphair  marshallmcluhan  technology  scotttimberg  superficiality  mediaecology  luddism  luddites  sherryturkle 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Connect@NMC/Live with Lynda Series: Michael Wesch on Authentic Learning | NMC
"Lynda Weinman, co-founder of, interviews Michael about his personal journey as a teacher, the challenges he faced as he changed his approach, and the successes and barriers to making the change. Watch as he and a few of his students showcase some of their current projects."
michaelwesch  mediaecology  mediatedcultures  via:steelemaley  student-centered  learning  education  pedagogy  teaching  2011  lyndaweinman  projectbasedlearning  authenticity  authenticlearning  highereducation  highered  pbl  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco

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