Saturday, August 13, 2011

PROBE: Wobble

"The business is to ascertain the stylistic assumptions rather than extract meaning and ideas from it." -- McLuhan, H. M. "Review of Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (Erich Auerbach, 1953)."  


Anonymous said...

This is reminiscent of the Electronic Broadcast Network's video mashup technique pioneered in the 90s. EBN's United Tech video is a message coming straight from the service/disservice environment.

Andrew Chrystall said...

Yes. The thesis "we" are exploring is this:

[posted to McLuhan-L by the address:]
"Extensions of our physical senses as agency of socio-perceptive change
= McLuhan

The physical machinic extending the machinic and not our senses =
Kroker and Dobbs

Extensions of the Non-Physical = iON and Dobbstown."

Naturally, some measure of reverence for history is needed/is desirable for the task.