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Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series

Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series

Dear readers, The idea to create a collection of scholarly interviews first dawned on me when, as an MA student at Simon Fraser University School of Communication, I stumbled upon the Bryan Magee series on YouTube; I remember, in particular, his tête-à-tête with Hubert Dreyfus. McGee had made an important contribution to the popularization of philosophy in Britain, and rediscovering his TV series inspired me to emulate his work on academic journalism in a different medium and across multiple disciplines, in the spirit of interdisciplinary studies and methodological pragmatism. With that in mind, and against the background of the McLuhan centenary, the Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series were launched in June of 2010 as an attempt to inform and entertain a highly literate... Show More


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