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The Machine That Made Us: Stephen Fry and the BBC Explore Gutenberg’s Legacy
The Machine That Made Us: Stephen Fry and the BBC Explore Gutenberg’s Legacy

A hands-on history of the most important milestone of technology since the invention of the wheel.

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C. S. Lewis on Why “School Stories” and Media Distortion Are a More Deceptive Fiction Than Fiction
C. S. Lewis on Why “School Stories” and Media Distortion Are a More Deceptive Fiction Than Fiction

“Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by school-stories. Adults are not deceived by science-fiction; they can be deceived by the stories in the women’s magazines.”

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E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media
E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media

“Sponsorship in the press is an invitation to corruption and abuse.”

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Memory Is Not a Recording Device: How Technology Shaped Our Metaphors for Remembering
Memory Is Not a Recording Device: How Technology Shaped Our Metaphors for Remembering

Debunking the myth that memory is about “reliving” a permanent record stored in a filing cabinet.

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The Death of the Editor and the Rise of the Circulation Manager
The Death of the Editor and the Rise of the Circulation Manager

A 1923 critique of everything that’s wrong with media today.

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Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

How the economics of the Internet are exploited to change public perception.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About “Curation”
What We Talk About When We Talk About “Curation”

On creative restlessness, the art of context, and the contagion of intellectual curiosity.

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David Foster Wallace on Art vs. TV and the Motivation to be Smart
David Foster Wallace on Art vs. TV and the Motivation to be Smart

“…what we need…is seriously engaged art that can teach us again that we’re smart.”

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Design Legend David Carson Brings Marshall McLuhan’s “Probes” to Life
Design Legend David Carson Brings Marshall McLuhan’s “Probes” to Life

One of today’s greatest graphic designers reframes yesteryear’s greatest media prophet.

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Marshall McLuhan on New Forms and Old Assumptions (1960)
Marshall McLuhan on New Forms and Old Assumptions (1960)

What the golden age of television has to do with human nature and today’s Internet intellectuals.

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