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Index Mediology

Mediology (French: médiologie), broadly indicates a wide-ranging method for the analysis of cultural transmission in society and across societies, a method which challenges the conventional idea that 'technology is not culture'. [1]

47 relations: Alan Sokal, Antonio Gramsci, Architecture, Bicycle, Body language, Bookbinding, Bruno Latour, Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, Communication studies, Cultural behavior, Cultural learning, Cultural reproduction, Cultural selection theory, Diffusion of innovations, Eugene Thacker, Evolutionary epistemology, Fashionable Nonsense, Flag, Gödel's incompleteness theorems, History of ideas, History of technology, Jean Bricmont, Linguistics, Marshall McLuhan, Marxism, Media (communication), Meme, Memetics, Modernism, Painting, Photography, Pierre Bourdieu, Raymond Williams, Régis Debray, Religion, Ritual, Semiotics, Social environment, Sociology, Stuart Hall (cultural theorist), Taste (sociology), Technological determinism, Telegraphy, Tipping point (sociology), Typeface, Walter Benjamin, Yvette Biro.

Alan Sokal

Alan David Sokal (born January 24, 1955) is a professor of mathematics at University College London and professor of physics at New York University.

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Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Francesco Gramsci (22 January 1891 – 27 April 1937) was an Italian Marxist philosopher and politician.

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Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures.

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A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Body language

Body language is a type of nonverbal communication in which physical behavior, as opposed to words, are used to express or convey information.

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Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book of codex format from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets.

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Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour (born 22 June 1947) is a French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist.

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Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies

The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) was a research centre at the University of Birmingham, England.

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Communication studies

Communication studies or communication sciences is an academic discipline that deals with processes of human communication.

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Cultural behavior

Cultural behavior is behavior exhibited by humans (and, some would argue, by other species as well, though to a much lesser degree) that is extrasomatic or extragenetic—in other words, learned.

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Cultural learning

Cultural learning, also called cultural transmission, is the way a group of people or animals within a society or culture tend to learn and pass on information.

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Cultural reproduction

Cultural reproduction is the transmission of existing cultural values and norms from generation to generation.

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Cultural selection theory

Cultural selection theory is the study of cultural change modelled on theories of evolutionary biology.

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Diffusion of innovations

Diffusion of innovations is a theory that seeks to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread.

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Eugene Thacker

Eugene Thacker is an author and Professor at The New School in New York City.

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Evolutionary epistemology

Evolutionary epistemology refers to three distinct topics: (1) the biological evolution of cognitive mechanisms in animals and humans, (2) a theory that knowledge itself evolves by natural selection, and (3) the study of the historical discovery of new abstract entities such as abstract number or abstract value that necessarily precede the individual acquisition and usage of such abstractions.

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Fashionable Nonsense

Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science (Impostures Intellectuelles), published in the UK as Intellectual Impostures, is a book by physicists Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont.

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A flag is a piece of fabric (most often rectangular or quadrilateral) with a distinctive design and colors.

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Gödel's incompleteness theorems

Gödel's incompleteness theorems are two theorems of mathematical logic that demonstrate the inherent limitations of every formal axiomatic system containing basic arithmetic.

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History of ideas

The history of ideas is a field of research in history that deals with the expression, preservation, and change of human ideas over time.

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History of technology

The history of technology is the history of the invention of tools and techniques and is similar to other sides of the history of humanity.

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Jean Bricmont

Jean Bricmont (born 12 April 1952) is a Belgian theoretical physicist and philosopher of science.

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Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.

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Marshall McLuhan

Herbert Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911December 31, 1980) was a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual.

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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.

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Media (communication)

Media are the collective communication outlets or tools used to store and deliver information or data.

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A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme.

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Memetics is the study of information and culture based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution.

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Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (support base).

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Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.

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Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Felix Bourdieu (1 August 1930 – 23 January 2002) was a French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, and public intellectual.

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Raymond Williams

Raymond Henry Williams (31 August 1921 – 26 January 1988) was a Welsh Marxist theorist, academic, novelist and critic.

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Régis Debray

Jules Régis Debray (born 2 September 1940) is a French philosopher, journalist, former government official and academic.

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Religion may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.

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A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence".

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Semiotics (also called semiotic studies) is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign process (semiosis) and meaningful communication.

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Social environment

The social environment, social context, sociocultural context or milieu refers to the immediate physical and social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops.

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Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.

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Stuart Hall (cultural theorist)

Stuart McPhail Hall, FBA (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014) was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist, political activist and Marxist sociologist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom from 1951.

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Taste (sociology)

In sociology, taste is an individual's personal and cultural patterns of choice and preference.

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Technological determinism

Technological determinism is a reductionist theory that assumes that a society's technology determines the development of its social structure and cultural values.

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Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε têle, "at a distance" and γράφειν gráphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual or symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.

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Tipping point (sociology)

In sociology, a tipping point is a point in time when a group—or a large number of group members—rapidly and dramatically changes its behavior by widely adopting a previously rare practice.

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In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features.

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Walter Benjamin

Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (15 July 1892 – 26 September 1940) was a German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist.

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Yvette Biro

Yvette Biro Ph.D. - essayist, screenwriter, and Professor Emeritus at New York University Graduate Film School (NYU).

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediology

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