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Options October 12, 2009: The Media Squat for 10/12/2009

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the ramones  We Want the Airwaves   Options Anthology: Hey, Ho, Let's Go 
the ramones  We Want the Airwaves   Options Anthology: Hey, Ho, Let's Go 

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  6:07pm Charles-A.:

Mc Luhan, my hero. :-)
  6:08pm Charles-A.:

McLuhan is ultimately a "1:N 'Savant"'
  6:10pm Charles-A.:

McLuhan was prescient, but only up to a point.
  6:11pm Charles-A.:

McLuhan was rather like John Ralston Saul.
  6:14pm Charles-A.:

John Ralston Saul, who wrote "Voltaire's Bastards" was another major intellectual at the time.
  6:21pm Charles-A.:

Both were incredibly opaque. (I would refer you to the post-phenemonologist writers A. Kroker & D. Cook - The Postmodern Scene. Excremental Culture and Hyper-Aesthetics)
  6:23pm Charles-A.:

That's why McLuhan wrote "The Electric Bride" though "The Electronic Bride" would have been more correct.
  6:25pm Charles-A.:

Old masters fetch a god price, unlike old mistresses. :-)
  6:28pm Charles-A.:

The word, as captured in writing, is a poor thing when compared to the post-McLuhan media uses.
  6:30pm Charles-A.:

Governance as something other than an aleatory, personal reality is a recent production.
  6:33pm Charles-A.:

Television is still a 1:N medium. YOUR input is NOT required for its production.
  6:37pm Charles-A.:

Visual media fundamentally consume enormous streams of data. The problem is that these "hot" media fundamentally non-participatory.
  6:38pm Charles-A.:

Oops, that 'cool" medium.
  6:38pm mr.x:

television is the reason for our downfall
  6:40pm Charles-A.:

Television is ultimate 1:N medium. All that data but no information and no contribution from you whatsoever
  6:41pm Charles-A.:

Hello mr.x "qué passa"
  6:46pm Charles-A.:

YouTube when allied with ProSumer video cameras, is the ultimate N:M "sensory medium.'
  6:48pm Charles-A.:

The next revolution in Google will be matching of images to descriptions of those images.
  6:51pm Charles-A.:

Typography is a development of writing as it evolves to re-capture pre-literate exressionism.
  6:57pm Charles-A.:

The argument of the uses of media is immaterial to the existence of the media themselves.
  7:00pm Charles-A.:

We will never re-invent McLuhan
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