Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2016-08-15
ISBN : 022642135X
Pages : 410 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (264 users)
Summary Book Review The Marvelous Clouds by John Durham Peters:
Download or read book The Marvelous Clouds written by John Durham Peters and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2016-08-15 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Peters defines media expansively as elements that compose the human world. Drawing from ideas implicit in media philosophy, Peters argues that media are more than carriers of messages: they are the very infrastructures combining nature and culture that allow human life to thrive. Through an encyclopedic array of examples from the oceans to the skies,The Marvelous Clouds reveals the long prehistory of so-called new media. Digital media, Peters argues, are an extension of early practices tied to the establishment of civilization such as mastering fire, building calendars, reading the stars, creating language, and establishing religions. New media do not take us into uncharted waters, but rather confront us with the deepest and oldest questions of society and ecology: how to manage the relations people have with themselves, others, and the natural world.