• On McLuhan's Metaphysics of Media
    In Yoni Van Den Eede, Joke Bauwens, Joke Beyl, Marc Van den Bossche & Karl Verstrynge (eds.), Proceedings of ‘McLuhan’s Philosophy of Media’ – Centennial Conference / Contact Forum, 26-28 October 2011., Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie Van België Voor Wetenschappen En Kunsten. 2012.
    Marshall McLuhan was a theorist of media in a wide sense. He took as his subject matter not just the overtly communicative media such as printed books and television with which his ideas are commonly associated, but artifacts—that is, technology—in general. It is no accident that in Understanding Media the first specific example of a medium which McLuhan discussed at any length was the electric light. And yet, even when McLuhan’s discussions focused on media that were not overtly communicative…Read more