[Air-l] Medium Theory

Quentin (Gad) Jones qgjones at acm.org
Sun Nov 17 11:19:08 PST 2002

To some extent this work guided my PhD thesis research.  When I return
from CSCW you can email me and I can send you a copy of the relevant


Nathan Koenigsfeld wrote:
> Help
> I am currently doing some research regarding Medium Theory which was
> originated by Joshua Meyrowitz in his 1985 book No Sense of Place.  I
> am looking for information about those whom have engaged this theory in
> their research today, whether to critique it or to further advance the
> theory.  For those unfamiliar with the theory, it is very McLuhanesque
> in nature.  It states that media are simply not channels for conveying
> information between two environments, but rather are environments in
> and of themselves.  Unlike McLuhan (Technological Determinism), this
> theory states that media don't wholly shape culture and society, but
> changes in communication patterns are one very important contribution.
> Any information or leads into scholars who address Meyrowitz's work
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Nate Koenigsfeld
> Virginia Tech University
> Communication Studies
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