The 2019 Media Ecology Association Awards

The 2019 Media Ecology Association Awards


The 20th annual Media Ecology Association Convention brought together hundreds of scholars for panels and presentations on ethical issues at the cutting edge of technological development and society today. Presented by St. Michael’s, the intellectual home of media ecologist, critic and theorist Marshall McLuhan, the conference also provided an opportunity to recognize the achievements of scholars continuing the legacy of McLuhan’s work.

With congratulations to all winners, here are the awards presented at the 2019 MEA Convention:

The Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship Werner Kelber
The Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity Nora Bateson

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The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology Mark A. McCutcheon for The Medium is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology
The Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology Nicholas Grodsky, Julia Hildebrand and Ernest Hakanen for “Screens as Human and Non-Human Artefacts: Expanding the McLuhans’ Tetrad”
The Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction Laura Tropp for Grandparents in a Digital Age: The Third Act
The Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form Eviatar Zerubavel for Taken for Granted: The Remarkable Power of the Unremarkable
The Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture Shannon Mattern for Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media
The Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics Antoine Bousquet for The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone
The Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology Melinda L. Farrington for The Role for Rhetoric: Ong’s Ramus Research as a Hermeneutic Opening for Mediated Communication
The John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology Julia Hildebrand and Barry Vacker, Curators, for Hot and Cool in the Media(s)cene: A McLuhan Style Art and Theory Project
The Louis Forsdale Award for Outstanding Educator in the Field of Media Ecology Thomas Gencarelli
The Jacques Ellul Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Activism Andrew McLuhan for The McLuhan Institute
The James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism Mathew Ingram
The Christine L. Nystrom Award for Career Achievement in Service to the Field of Media Ecology Fernando Gutierrez Cortes
The Edmund S. Carpenter Award for Career Achievement in Editing in the Field of Media Ecology Phil Rose

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