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Jordi Pujol. Download pdf. Remember me on this computer. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. His most recent book The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media radically rethinks how media are environments and environments are also media.
He received a Ph. After teaching there for thirty years, he accepted a position at Yale University in In chapter one of Speaking Into the Air , Peters compares two forms of communication : dialogue and dissemination.
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Even though dialogue tends to be viewed as the better means of communications, Peters believes that it can be cruel and destructive. Dissemination is fair because, unlike dialogue, it does not force listeners to understand and reciprocate to the speaker. The lack of interaction provided by dissemination leaves the audience free to interpret meanings themselves. Peters explains that communication can be achieved even if it is one way.