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Figure/Ground interview with Henry Perkinson

Figure/Ground interview with Henry Perkinson

Dr. Perkinson was interviewed by Laureano Ralon on March 20th, 2011 as part of the Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series: Dr. Henry J. Perkinson is a retired Professor from NYU, where he was highly influential in the formative years of the Media Ecology Program. An historian of education with a PhD from Harvard University, Dr. Perkinson was, in the words of Lance Strate, “a Professor of Education who turned to media ecology towards the end of his career” to argue that “media of communication have facilitated human progress by aiding us in the accumulation of knowledge,” and that “as new media are introduced, they provide us with new ways of encoding our culture and knowing our world, and therefore entirely new forms of knowledge.” Dr.... Show More


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