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Aug 2, 2011

"The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist."
- Marshall McLuhan

  • figure... Marshall McLuhan cenntenial birthday July 21, 2011
  • We feared television would swallow us but, instead, we swallowed TV
  • We are anthropomorphic holograms, images projecting from within; "hollowgrams"
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"Transmitted at the speed of light, all events on this planet are simultaneous. In the electric environment of information all events are simultaneous, there is no time or space separating events."
- Marshall McLuhan

  • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: "McLuhan Remix"
  • McLuhan versus Go Go Dancers: "Aren't they going to turn that down?"
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  • Picnic In Space: "The artist [...] is always trying to pep up perception"

"I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it."
- Marshall McLuhan

"The medium, or process, of our time - electric technology is reshaping and restructuring patterns of social interdependence and every aspect of our personal life. It is forcing us to reconsider and re-evaluate practically every thought, every action,"
- Marshall McLuhan

"One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. There's always more than you can cope with."
- Marshall McLuhan

They still think in the old patterns, 19th-century patterns, but they live mythically. They live surrounded by mythic monsters like go-go girls. [At the bar] Aren’t they going to turn that down? “Waiting for go-go.” “The medium is the message.” “Growing – growing up absurd.” The go-go girls ordinarily have a cage… [winces] while appearing to manifest their energies untrammelled, unconstrained, sound in this kind of world is not used as something to be listened to. It is a kind of foam rubber which you press against/it presses back against you, makes you feel kind of wanted. Sound, in the new world, of dance and song is not for listening. It’s for making. And so the go-go girls, locked up each in her little world, represents a kind of theatre of the absurd, in which all communication has broken down. In fact, no attempt is really made to communicate. Each puts on his own show in his own little straitjacket. - Marshall McLuhan

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