7/29/11

Marshall McLuhan On Electric Circuitry

Laotze:
Thirty spokes are made one by holes in a hub,
By vacancies joining them for a wheel's use;
The use of clay in molding pitchers
Comes from the hollow of its absence;
Doors, windows, in a house,
Are used for their emptiness;
Thus we are helped by what is not,
To use what is.
Electric circuitry is Orientalizing the West, The contained, the distinct, the separate--our Western legacy--are being replaced by the flowing, the unified, the fused.
"The west shall shake the east awake...
while ye have the night for morn..."
Laotze: