August 14, 2013

Neil Postman on Information (1995)

Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who is best known by the general public for his 1985 book about television, Amusing Ourselves to Death. For more than forty years, he was associated with New York University. Postman was a humanist, who believed that "new technology can never substitute for human values.", though with a much stronger preference for faith and religious belief as evidenced by his book "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology."
Video Title: Neil Postman on Information. Source: Society Matters. Date Published: December 25, 2011. Description:
Chris Johns, Editor of National Geographic magazine, recently wrote that "information is the killer app." His apparent faith in information is not shared by media scholar Neil Postman. Charlene Hunter Gault interviewed media theorist and cultural critic Neil Postman on PBS' The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in 1995. See the full interview here:

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