Tetrad on Electric Language :
(A) Increase speed of communication to virtual instantaneity, compress the sequent into the simultaneous, and create the new information environment;
(B) Erode visual and logically connected order;
(C) Retrieve audile-tactile dialogue, and revive tribal involvement and the occult;
(D) Reverse the order of transmission as the "etherealized" sender gets sent: you are there,and they are here instantly as discarnate minds.
SKELETON KEY : "APPLIED JOYCE"
Don Theall : " The irony of all the complex contradictions of Marshall McLuhan's variegated career apparently is that he failed to successfully communicate the insights of contemporary poetry and art to communications researchers. Whatever else McLuhan was up to in his sometimes exasperating and often enigmatic writings, he developed a theory of communication which he considered to be "applied Joyce," in the same sense that he had analyzed Joyce as developing an aesthetic which was "applied Aquinas." http://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/download/531/437
"The modern media are engaged in a Luciferian conspiracy against the truth."
"The new media are not toys ; they should not be in the hands of Mother Goose and Peter Pan executives"
" ALL JOKES ARE GRIEVANCES "
" ... I have no devotion to any of my probes as if they were sacred opinions. I have no proprietary interest in my ideas and no pride of authorship as such. You have to push any idea to an extreme, you have to probe. Exaggeration, in the sense of hyperbole, is a major artistic device in all modes of art ..."
"Light does not have a point of view; it radiates in all directions at once, giving it a spherical, auditory character."
Maclean's September 1967
The Tool Kit
UNPUBLISHED manuscript 'Prelude to Prufrock' - National Archives of Canada
TRIBAL MOOD MUD : " Self-amputation forbids self-recognition "
“the study of effects rather than the assertion of values.”
" Society always prefers somnambulism to awareness.”
'working title' for The mechanical bride
" If you study symbolism you will discover that it is a technique of rip-off by which figures are deliberately deprived of their ground."
Don Theall : "...Such a poetic technique permits McLuhan to merge figure and ground to study their interplay in communication and to involve his audience in participating actively in the process of understanding."
SCENES FROM A DOWNWARDS PARABOLA INTO SLEEP
FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
JIM +MAC @ THE KELLY
"AMERICAN ADVERTISING" in HORIZON OCTOBER 1947
Les prolongements technologiques de l'homme
magical priesthood : ELIOT, JOYCE, LEWIS + POUND
high definition pro + con paperback
McLuhan's CORPORATE SYMBOLIST POEM
" Doctor, your diagnosis is different from all the other doctors "
“ There’s Money In Comics ”
De mens in het elektronisch tijdperk
VORTOGRAPHS - Alvin Langdon Coburn
Throwing realism out with the bathwater ...
" Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth." — Archimedes
THIS IS NOT A PIPE : “... it was hand-rolled along the thigh of a Tahitian maiden ..."
" Outtragedy of poetscalds!, Acomedy of letters " [ FW 425.24]
MAGISCHEN of wychwood park
THE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOW
A book with no table of contents, no index, no organization, no discussion, no argument...
NO MSG ... BUT YOU'RE USUALLY HUNGRY AN HOUR LATER
Achtung Baby !
CHERRY + GREY
I'M FEELING LUCKY !
FOLLOW THE HIDDEN GROUND
mars[HAL]9000 : " Tomorrow is our permanent address."
McLuhan Discordian Stamp : "It's nice to have the avant-garde behind you."
A CONSCIOUS STRATEGY OF GROUCHO DALI-ISM :
" Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted."
WHAT IF HE'S RIGHT ? !
CLASSROOM WITHOUT WALLS
services, disservices, 'allatonceness', figures 'detached' from ground + side effects
All situations are composed of an area of attention [figure] and a very much larger (subliminal) area of inattention [ground] ….Figures rise out of, and recede back into, ground….for example, at a lecture, the attention will shift from the speaker’s words to his gestures, to the hum of the lighting or street sounds, or to the feel of the chair or a memory or association or smell, each new figure alternatively displaces the others into ground…The ground of any technology is both the situation that gives rise to it as well as the whole environment (medium) of services and disservices that the technology brings with it. These are side effects and impose themselves willy-nilly as a new form of culture.
futile holeopathic 'tiny note' protest
Network 1951 - unpublished
heavy metal thunder
STEPHEN 'GUITAR' HERO
RADICAL SOFTWARE = BERYL KOROT
SONY PORT-A-PAK = PORTABLE VIDEO
1967 : the first portable video recording device was the Sony CV-2400 Video Rover.
" The Portapak would seem to have been invented specifically for use by artists. Just when pure formalism had run its course; just when it became politically embarrassing to make objects, but ludicrous to make nothing; just when many artists were doing performance works but had nowhere to perform, or felt the need to keep a record of their performances; just when it began to seem silly to ask the same old Berkleean question, 'If you build a sculpture in the desert where no one can see it, does it exist?'; just when it became clear that TV communicates more information to more people than large walls do; just when we understood that in order to define space it is necessary to encompass time; just when many established ideas in other disciplines were being questioned and new models were proposed - just then the Portapak became available."
this is not a bagpipe
"I'm not really here, I just stick around for my friends."
"A hand from the cloud emerges, holding a chart expanded."
Aren't they going to turn that down ?
" The Go-go Dancer ... Virgin in deep frieze. The inner trip doesn’t need any connections with the outer world. The dancers become icons, things. There is no storyline. They live out of time in an eternal present. Growing up absurd in the Theatre of the Absurd ...
Sound, in the new world, of song and dance, is not for listening ...its for 'making' ..."
Revolution for the hell of it !
Rudy de Harak
507 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg
Earl Grey (Junior High) School
Gladstone Elementary School
" I AM I BECAUSE MY LITTLE DOG KNOWS ME "
" Writing about music is like dancing about architecture ! "
" WORDS WON'T STAY PUT "
" ... WE DON'T GET EXCITED AT WHAT WE HAVE INVENTED, WE HUNT MACHINES ..."
Kelvin Rowing Club 1927
1928 Kelvin Yearbook
NO DOME FOR HOME
" I KNOW IT LIKE THE PALM OF MY HAND "
THE FUTURE AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE ! ( and neither is the past or the present )
SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY
just say "no way" to the spadina expressway
using your noodle !
Orion of the Orgiasts, Meereschal MacMuhun, the Ipse dadden, product of the extremes giving quotidients to our means...