If writing shone a light on the bog of speech, arresting the flux and affording man his first/second look, does it follow that writing must also reverse its character? Here is a bog of TWEETS--topics and themes--from the first three hours:
MoM NOW: Signing off for the day. MoMday continues...
MoM NOW: After quantum was figure and content (80s and 90s) NOW the mystery landscape is figure and content (cf FRINGE)
MoM NOW: We are anticipating the conditions of anti-gravity (frictionless lives), the fodder of Darwin becomes content of sci-fi
MoM NOW: Talking gravity. Back channel conversation: Stuxnet.
MoM NOW: the drama of cognition and redefining what is meant by "word." Non-verbal extra sensory perception (ESP).
MoM NOW: The word, as manifestation of all our perceptions and faculties in a single moment, can be managed by nonvocal means.
MoM NOW: The life of words, and MoM as the greatest performance art installation on the planet! [we support megalomania and BIG egos!]
MoM NOW: What are the "basics" that people are trying to get BACK to? The impossibility of retrieving the univocal.
MoM NOW: The rear view mirror map: McLuhan's word->Finnegans Wake ... for dynamics of language and 21st century.
MoM NOW: Talking about the mechanics of hacking private information for STORY creation. Real information vs Fake information.
MoM NOW: Zizek (the agitated guy) with Hitchens, & Steiner vs Murdoch (98' panel). Murdoch as Android meme.
MoM NOW: The dimensions of multi-body POWER, BoB predicts Murdoch will lose in the long-run. "After Babel" (language talking about itself)
MoM NOW: The Homunculus and the Dwarf image in popular "media" outputs. The image is no longer viable.
MoM NOW: We anticipate that Murdoch will come back with something ... Finnegans Wake mime the process of media fighting among themselves
MoM NOW: How TV "killed" the McCarthy era, the power of LIVE vs replay, Cameron and Blair going after Murdoch
MoM NOW: The death of the whistle-blower (unexplained), paying the police for information, "within the code and within the law"
MoM NOW: bye bye Murdy, on the spot, the Queen vs the Fox ethos, information battles ... and the coming battle of symbols
MoM NOW: Now we are turning to Murdoch. HCE the archetype of speech based society (the Tavern Keeper). How drama mimes Finnegans Wake
MoM NOW: Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, the obsolescence of Universities, the law/lit/cmc matrix and the neocon sensibility
MoM NOW: Returning to the Velpy article, the obsolescence and retrieval of literacy (and cycles of), the dynamic ecologies of literate space
MoM NOW: mcluhanonmaui.com (for dial in details)...
MoM NOW: Twitter outage ... some great themes on the MoMday conference will remain undocumented here.
MoM NOW: garladarling, second life (game spaces), men vs women in 21st century.
MoM NOW: The post-neo con world. Zuckerberg as creator of a medium (not a product). America is not going to work physically...ID image
MoM NOW: The mythos of wall-street. NOW...extreme atomization with web 2.0 and the disappearance of the group mind
MoM NOW: Identity strategies for the decades, managing burn-out, drive to get back to chemical body scale (80s). East/West surface as figure
MoM NOW: the symptoms of super-mobility as realized in the 70s and then the 80s. The rise of the new-age arena. yoga and alt health.
MoM NOW: The flight attendant shifts from ex-nurse to pneumatic pin-up, the image of the nurse (iconic). Objects of desire.
MoM NOW: Revisiting the yuppies of the 80s and 90s (after the party of the 70s). The flight attendant, "coffee, tea or me"
MoM NOW: Using the Baby Boomer as index or barometer of what is going on (re Trends).
MoM NOW: We are talking about Gordon Gekko ("money never sleeps"). The kinetic/visual/manipulative American and perceptions of labor
MoM NOW: Issues of young people raised in affluence vs the rise of the Chinese youth. The collide of pattern recognition and visual values
MoM NOW: What is the sensory matrix of the neocon? Left and Right hemisphere activities in relation to education.
MoM NOW: The neo-con cannot admit that the change is not measurable. Regan, tribal values of TV era retrieves visual values (& individual)
MoM NOW: neo-cons, and what can the government say in a world of rapid change, how elites determine large scale data patterns
MoM NOW: Can some PLEASE mute their F#$ken mic!? How easy it is to hijack dialogue by way of buzzing confusion.
MoM NOW: Discussing Michael Valpy's article...celebrating Canada's greatest thinker. The celebration that follows the censorship of the 80s
MoM NOW: The pre-conversation is underway. Currently feeling out a theme for the session. See: http://t.co/zhvl4Cr
Before we start...my favorite from MoM this week: http://t.co/QBeFLPz. All music is speech slowed down...
This (#21) is the penultimate MoMday seminar before "we" begin a one month media fast in August. MoMday seminars will resume again in Sept.
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McLuhan on Maui (2011) MoMday night conference 21 will begin in 30 minutes. Details at: mcluhanonmaui.com.