How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming and Social Media Are Changing Our Brains

I once got into testy e-mail exchange with a media ecologist over my use of the word addiction in regard to media behavior. He adamantly preferred the word habit for behavior, whether acceptable or … [Read more...]

Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree

  In 1984 Winston recalled the lyrics: “Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me.” What could that ever mean? What could the significance be? Is this really how … [Read more...]

God is Not Spectacular

Communication technologies are not neutral channels. Just as the riverbed shapes the path of the river as much as the river does, so too, society’s media shape their organization as much as they do. … [Read more...]

Orionids

So far from town no city-shine could veil the stars, the moon being down, no lights of passing cars to dazzle us, we craned to watch as bits of ore, like Icarus on fire, fell, and wore to … [Read more...]

Being Disabled in the New World of Genetic Testing

  by Brian Brock PhD and Stephanie Brock RN Introduction This paper speaks biographically in order to introduce a real time snapshot of the forces genetic technologies bring to bear on the … [Read more...]

Donald Trump: Hot Persona for a Cool Medium

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, perhaps one of the most respected scholars on political rhetoric in the electronic age, must be scratching her head right now. Back in the 1980s she explained the popularity of … [Read more...]

The 12 Golden Rules of Email Courtesy

An obscure twentieth-century physicist named Albert Einstein said:  “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”  Our technologies now develop faster than our … [Read more...]

Just Another Day in America: On Location with the Latest Spectacle in the Global Village

On December 3, 2015, Matt Lauer opened the Today Show in California, when only several hours earlier he had been sitting comfortably in his New York studio. While we were all sleeping NBC flew him and … [Read more...]

My Customer Feedback Form After Purchasing a New Apple Product

Tell us about your experience at the Apple Store. It was a very busy Saturday.  Think of the sound of trickling water.  The customers outnumbered the employees by 20:1.  The cleaning lady from … [Read more...]

POMO + FOMO + YOLO = GOPRO

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