7/26/11

Marshall McLuhan & The Electric Maelstrom


I must have been delirious—for I even sought amusement in speculating upon the relative velocities of their several descents toward the foam below...
In his amusement born of  rational detachment of his own situation Poe's mariner in "The Descent into the Maelstrom" staved off disaster by understanding the action of the whirlpool. His insight offers a possible stratagem for understanding our predicament, our electrically-configured whirl.

Ride The Wave