My nine nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997), Digital McLuhan (1999), Realspace (2003), Cellphone (2004), and New New Media (2009), have been the subject of major articles in the New York Times, Wired, the Christian Science Monitor, and have been translated into ten languages. I appear on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News), "The CBS Evening News," " Scarborough Country" (MSNBC), the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" (PBS), "Nightline" (ABC) and numerous national and international TV and radio programs. I was interviewed about media issues every Sunday, 7:20am, on KNX1070 All News Radio in Southern California, streaming live on www.knx1070.com , from 2006-2008, and have been quoted thousands of times in major newspapers around the world. I'm author of five science fiction novels. The Silk Code won the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 1999. I've since published Borrowed Tides (2001), The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2003), and The Plot To Save Socrates (2006). My science fiction and mystery short stories have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards. I maintain several blogs, most notably InfiniteRegress.tv, and produce several podcasts, the best known of which are Light On Light Through and Levinson News Clips. My 1972 LP, Twice Upon a Rhyme, was re-issued on mini-CD by Big Pink Records in 2009, and on a vinyl re-mastered re-pressing by Sound of Salvation/Whiplash Records in December 2010. I'm Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City.
Industry Expertise (3)
Media - Online
Writing and Editing
Areas of Expertise (3)
New York University: PhD, Media Ecology 1979
doctoral dissertation - "Human Replay: A Theory of the Evolution of Media" (1979) - predicted the iPhone ... "the wireless, portable evolution of media should continue to the point of providing any individual with access to all the information of the planet, from any place on the planet, indoors and outdoors, and of course even beyond the planet itself as communication extends into the solar system and cosmos beyond."
City University of New York City College: Sociology 1967
left without graduating to write songs and produce records ... completed my BA in 1975 at New York University
New School University: MA, Media Studies 1976
PS 96: 1958
New York University: BA, Journalism 1975
transferred most of my undergrad credits in from City College of New York
- Fordham University
- Pearson (book publisher)
- Author Appearance