Wed, 9 February 2011
Paul Levinson (author, media commentator and professor) is today's featured guest.
Topics: how protests (such as the one going on at the moment in Egypt) will be forever changed because of the media technology available to the public; why he calls the Internet the medium-of-media; Freedom of speech and Kieth Olbermann; the impact of cell phones, whether it is better for an author's career to be published online or on paper or through the Amazon Kindle.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 9, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 43 minutes] This interview was recorded as a Skype-to-Skype call on February 5, 2011.
Paul Levinson is professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University in New York City. He has a Bachelors in Journalism, a Masters in Media Studies and a Doctorate in Media Ecology.
He is the author of five novels of science fiction and/or fantasy; as well as nine non-fiction books. He served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America from 1998 to 2001. As a commentator on media, popular culture, and science fiction he has been interviewed over 500 times on television and radio. And his op-eds have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, New York's Newsday, and the New York Sun.
Prior to his academic career, Paul Levinson was a songwriter, singer and record producer in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with recordings by the Vogues, Donna Marie of The Archies and Ellie Greenwich. As a radio producer he worked with Murray the K and Wolfman Jack.