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Exploring The Message In The Medium

Exploring the Message in the Medium

An Invitation to my Research Program

Davis Foulger, Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn College

Invited Presentation to Master's Degree Seminar, May 10, 2005

Figure 1: A Ecological Model of the Communication Process. See

Figure 2: A Formal Typology of Media (see and, for the original discussion,

For a variety of reasons, the two-factor solution has proved the more compelling

Note, however, the relationship of the seven clusters in this solution

This result, in combination with the cluster analysis, suggests that different kinds of role complexity are in play

This is a very interesting result

This result has implications:

Informal Model Cluster of Characteristics
Creators and performers, Creator/Performer Characteristics
often with the help of other participants, Characteristic Participants and Generalized Participant Characteristics
including the commercial marketplace, Marketplace Activities
use language, Generic Message Modalities
interfaces, Characteristic Interface Elements
and other generalized mediators Generalized Mediators
to produce, Production Characteristics
perform, Performance Characteristics
store Storage Characteristics
and transmit Transmission Characteristics
messages Message Characteristics
to message consumers Consumer/Audience Characteristics
whose feedback and replies may be observable Feedback Characteristics
through a set of available return channels. Generic Feedback Modalities

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