Friday, August 26, 2011

Probes

99. From Marshall, I learned that you make your own identity. - Kathy Hutchon

100. The tendency in our society is simply to disappear into the "ground" to become part of some corporate identity. - Kathy Hutchon

101. This "electronic drug" [television] created the "unperson" in constant quest of identity. And that led not only to more drug addiction, but also to more violence in search of new "tribal identities. - B.N.

102. McLuhan began talking about the drug culture -- why it had grown up in suburbia, with its lack of any sensory input that would help them see meaning in their lives. There was nothing to hang on to. - Kathy Hutchon

103. There are ways of discovering patterns that can serve as guides to action in the constantly changing human situation. - B.N.

104. Find or design the relevant questions that can reveal the nature of the dynamic process from which the problems arise. - B.N.

105. Marshall sought patterns that would lead to understanding of constantly changing processes rather than to "frozen" categories, like "good" or "bad," that lead merely to judgments based on past experience. - B.N.

106. We live in a new world of electric information speedup, where the old logical ways of sequential thinking can no longer keep pace with the new "eco-logical" action of our simultaneous being. - B.N.

107. There is not a present-day problem that couldn't be solved, if we understood McLuhan's insights. - M.J. Shoultz

108. Our young people are not illiterate, they are post-literate. Today's students want immediate roles, not far-off goals... - M.M.

109. McLuhan explained why schools were so boring to TV-oriented children. Due to television itself, they even focus their eyes differently. - M.J. Shoultz

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

99, 103, 104, 105: yes.

Anonymous said...

pushed to the extreme, do McLuhan’s probes reverse into Deleuze’s grids? can no one interpret potatoes until patterned as fries?