The Resonating Interval:
Exploring the Process of the Tetrad
By Anthony Hempell
Communication 453
Instructor: Prof. Richard Smith

This project is an exploration of Marshall McLuhan and Bruce Powers' concept of the tetrad as a theoretical model for assessing, analysing and predicting the social effects of technology on society.

The tetrad is the theoretical focus of McLuhan and Powers' book The Global Village. This book explains the concept of the tetrad in relation to past technologies and to the future.

In this project, I have constructed more tetrads on some of our current new media and technology, and also for technologies which are in development.

The text hyperlinks are synonymous with the following organizational menu:

The Global Village
Tetrad:Concept
Tetrads:Past
Tetrads:Present
Tetrads:Future
Bibliography
Links to other McLuhan sites

This project is submitted as partial completion of the coursework for Communication 453 at Simon Fraser University .
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