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Communication resources: between media and power

Juremir Machado da Silva


This paper analyzes the view of Harold Innis in relation to the resources of written communication across time and scrutinizes the relationship between power, society and channels through media. It focuses on the up-to-dateness of the work, “Te bias of communication”, only translated in Brazil in 2011. It refects on the transience of all the resources of writing. It questions the commitment of men from each era to dominant resources in their times. It crosses the thoughts of Innis with those of Flusser. Question: what will disappear: paper or writing? What will communication look like without paper?


Harold Innis, print, paper, imaginary, technology, Vilém Flusser

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v7i1p47-57

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