[Air-l] MEA Awards - 2003 Winners, 2004 Call for Nominations

J Sternberg netberg at compuserve.com
Mon Jun 16 18:18:04 PDT 2003


On June 7th, 2003, the winners of the 2003 Media Ecology Association 
Awards were announced at the MEA's Fourth Annual Convention at Hofstra 
University, Hempstead, New York.

THE 2003 MEDIA ECOLOGY ASSOCIATION AWARDS

The Marshall McLuhan Award for
Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology to
Frederick Wasser for
Veni, Vidi, Video: The Hollywood Empire and the VCR

The Walter Benjamin Award for
Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology to
Alan Randolph Kluver for
"The Logic of New Media in International Affairs"

The Susanne K. Langer Award for
Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form to
N. Katherine Hayles for
Writing Machines

The Dorothy Lee Award for
Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture to
Nancy A. Walker for
Shaping Our Mothers' World: American Women's Magazines

The Lewis Mumford Award for
Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics to
Emily Thompson for
The Soundscape of Modernity:
Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900 1933

The Harold A. Innis Award for
Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology to
Keith Hampton for
Living the Wired Life in the Wired Suburb: Netville, Glocalization and 
Civil Society

The Mary Shelley Award for
Outstanding Fictional Work to
Paul Levinson for
The Consciousness Plague

The John Culkin Award for
Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology to
Kevin McMahon for
McLuhan's Wake (video documentary produced by Primitive Entertainment 
and the National Film Board of Canada)

The Louis Forsdale Award for
Outstanding Educator in the Field of Media Ecology to
James W. Carey

The Jacques Ellul Award for
Outstanding Media Ecology Activism to
Ronald J. Deibert


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2004 MEDIA ECOLOGY ASSOCIATION AWARDS

The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media 
Ecology
Open to books published in 2001 or later on any topic related to media 
ecology. Entry requirements: Letter of nomination or self-nomination and 
five copies. Entrants may request simultaneous consideration for the 
Erving Goffman Award, the Susanne K. Langer Award, the Dorothy Lee 
Award, or the Lewis Mumford Award.

The Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media 
Ecology
Open to articles, essays, reviews, and book chapters published in 2001 
or later on any topic related to media ecology. Entry requirements: 
Letter of nomination or self-nomination and five copies. Entrants may 
request simultaneous consideration for the Erving Goffman Award, the 
Susanne K. Langer Award, the Dorothy Lee Award, or the Lewis Mumford Award.

The Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of 
Social Interaction
Open to books and articles published in 2001 or later that focus on 
social situations, symbolic interaction, interpersonal communication 
(both face-to-face and technologically mediated), nonverbal 
communication, social space, temporal rhythms, rules of engagement, 
performance of roles, and the presentation of self in everyday life. 
Entry requirements: Letter of nomination or self-nomination and five 
copies. Entrants may request simultaneous consideration for the Marshall 
McLuhan Award or the Walter Benjamin Award.

The Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology 
of Symbolic Form
Open to books and articles published in 2001 or later that focus on the 
ecology of language, semantics, semiotics, codes, symbol systems, 
aesthetic form, etc. Entry requirements: Letter of nomination or 
self-nomination and five copies. Entrants may request simultaneous 
consideration for the Marshall McLuhan Award or the Walter Benjamin Award.

The Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture
Open to books and articles published in 2001 or later that focus on the 
ethnographic or intercultural analysis of communication, perception, 
cognition, consciousness, media, technology; material culture, and/or 
the natural environment. Entry requirements: Letter of nomination or 
self-nomination and five copies. Entrants may request simultaneous 
consideration for the Marshall McLuhan Award or the Walter Benjamin Award.

The Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of 
Technics
Open to books and articles published in 2001 or later that focus on the 
history and/or philosophy of technology or science; studies of specific 
technologies, techniques, or media, and/or their social, cultural, and 
psychological effects; analysis and criticism of the 
technological/information society. Entry requirements: Letter of 
nomination or self-nomination and five copies. Entrants may request 
simultaneous consideration for the Marshall McLuhan Award or the Walter 
Benjamin Award.

The Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation in the 
Field of Media Ecology
Open to any Master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation completed for a 
degree granted in 2001 or later on any topic related to media ecology. 
Entry requirements: Letter of nomination or self-nomination and five copies.

The Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fictional Work
Open to novels, short stories, hypertexts, plays, scripts, comics, audio 
recordings, motion pictures, videos, and other narrative forms, 
published or released in 2001 or later, that include media ecology 
themes, concepts, or insights. Entry requirements: Letter of nomination 
or self-nomination and five copies.

The John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology
Open to works of art, media production, professional activity or other 
practical applications of the media ecology approach. Entry 
requirements: Letter of nomination or self-nomination and five copies of 
supporting materials.

The Louis Forsdale Award for Outstanding Educator in the Field of Media 
Ecology
Open to any instructor on any educational level. Entry requirements: 
Letter of nomination or self-nomination and five copies of supporting 
materials.

The Jacques Ellul Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Activism
Open to any individual engaged in political activism whose work is 
informed by the media ecology perspective. Entry requirements: Letter of 
nomination or self-nomination and five copies of supporting materials.

Send all entries by December 1, 2003 to:
Lance Strate, President, Media Ecology Association
Department of Communication and Media Studies
Fordham University
Bronx, NY  10458-9993

For more information, see the MEA Web site at <www.media-ecology.org>
or contact Lance Strate at <Strate at Fordham.edu> or 718 817 4864.





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