Happy Birthday to the Media Ecology Association

I would like to wish a happy lucky 13th birthday to the Media Ecology Association (MEA for short). The non-profit organization pursues the study of media environments, building upon the ideas of Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman, Walter Ong, and other noteworthy thinkers about technology, theory, and techniques of communication.

In the MEA listserv, Janet Sternberg, president of the group, shared a video created for MEA's fifth anniversary. It still holds up today as a fine and fun look at the association and the field of media ecology.

According to a descriptive quote about the video that Dr. Sternberg also forwarded: "This video was prepared in 2003 in celebration of the Media Ecology Association's 5th Anniversary, and contains a special tribute to Neil Postman, who was the Guest of Honor at the event, which was held on September 4, 2003 at Fordham University (one month before he passed away). While celebratory in nature, the video also serves as a good introduction to the media ecology perspective, and Neil Postman's specific approach to the study of media as environments."

Click here to see the video.

For more information on media ecology and MEA, visit their Web site.

There will also be a free symposium, open to the public, at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus on Saturday, September 17, 2011, called "The Marshall McLuhan Centenary Symposium."  Click here for all the details.