What's with the anti-McLuhan medium-is-not-the-message rhetoric?
- Frequently Asked Question #1
We're big fans of the patron saint of Wired, but enough is enough. The net can
protocols and Internet IPOs, and blogs about web designers. Maybe the Internet can even
join the real world. A little navel-gazing is nice sometimes,
but at media.org we like to think the medium can move beyond a self-referential
What's with the dogs?
- Frequently Asked Question #2
To make a long story short, we're dog people. They're loyal and protective and doggedly determined.
These three qualities are not only admirable in a canine, but they can go a long way in this medium.
To make that short story a little longer, we gained a bit of notoriety recently with our
BetterDogFood (.COM!!) spoof on the dot-com revolution.
So, we've adopted them as our unofficial mascots for the time being.
Who are you?
- Frequently Asked Question #3
media.org is a
is a collective of artists/architects, netizens fueled by a passion for the potential of the Internet.
Co-founded by Carl Malamud and webchick, their goal for the organization
is to push the Internet to greater heights through public works and activism.
They also collaborate as the Internet Multicasting Service (IMS), the
nonprofit group that helped pioneer some
important early content on the World Wide Web.
webchick is best known for her
independent content productions and innovative site
designs, which underscore her commitment to advancing the net as a medium.
Extracurricular activities include publishing
a few random nodes at her personal web site. more
Carl Malamud founded the Internet Multicasting Service, and is
known for creating the first Internet
radio station and putting the SEC's EDGAR database on-line. He co-founded
Invisible Worlds with Dr. Marshall T. Rose and is the author of
8 books, numerous articles, and a few RFCs. more