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Hipstamatic Blues by Julian Stallabrass

The Process

Smartphones + War in Afghanistan
Marshall McLuhan b.1911 in Alberta, Canada
The embed
Figure + Ground
Reading McLuhan
Musa Qala
The social media
River City
iPhone + the Hipstamatic app
The thingness of things
The iProbes
Prophylactive therapy

The Extensions of Man

Camera obscura
Electric light
Smart phone

McLuhan + Fiore + The Printed Book

The iProbes

iProbe 01_ The iPhone Camera + Hipstamatic app
iProbe 02_Phone Texting
iProbe 03_Body Armour
iProbe 04_Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs)
iProbe 05_Figure / Ground
iProbe 06_Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
Made of Wood
iProbe 07_Fuel Dispensers
iProbe 08_Loudspeakers and Sermons from the Mosque
iProbe 09_Mobile Telephony:"Can You Hear Me Now?"
iProbe 10_The Written Word: "Proceed At Your Own Risk"
iProbe 11_Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs)
iProbe 12_Sandbags and HESCO Concertina Barriers
The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:00-11:10)

The Tetrads: Laws of Media

About the Author

Rita Leistner is an interdisciplinary practitioner-theorist. She received a master's degree in comparative literature from the University of Toronto, where she teaches a course on documentary photography at Victoria College.


'This book is astonishing!'

-- The International Centre of Photography library blog, Deirdre Donohue

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