Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Public Service Announcement: Pending Media Fast

McLuhan: Mr. Auden, will you please comment on the relation of the English language and prosody to jazz and rock.
Auden: I know nothing about them.
McLuhan: Well, you hear them —
Auden: I don't.
McLuhan: You can't help it.
Auden: I do — I don't have to hear them. I live in an apartment in New York where I don't have to hear them
McLuhan: You are very lucky you can turn these things off.
Auden: I don't have them on.
McLuhan: But even in air travel, you can turn them off?
Auden: That's just schmaltz music they have on the record to try to quiet the nerves of the people. I don't have to hear rock because —
McLuhan: You can't miss it whether you try or not.
Auden: But I can...


The MoMday seminars will HALT for a period of one month so as to facilitate a media fast (for the mouth and ears at least). The last MoMday night seminar/colloquia for semester one will be number 22 (July 25, 2011). MoMday seminars will resume in the second semester starting in September (with MoMday Seminar 24).  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

MoM turns itself off ...
TO GO SURFING !
Media Ecology in action !

Anonymous said...

oh, shucks
will be interesting to see if a certain penchant for disregard of rules ensues and people call in anyway... for the clandestine and serendipitous, mysterious and romantic MoM 23!!!