7/31/11

Marshall McLuhan Past Present & The Future

The past went that-a-way
When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future. Suburbia lives imaginatively in Bonanza-land.





7/30/11

Marshall McLuhan The Global Village

global village
The new electronic interdependence
recreates the world
in the image of a global village.



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:

7/28/11

Marshall McLuhan & The Discovery Of The Alphabet

The discovery of the alphabet will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories: they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves ... You give your disciples not truth but only the semblance of truth: they will be heroes of many things, and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing

- Socrates, "Phaedrus"


Let me Google that for you...


7/27/11

Marshall McLuhan Joy And Revolution

JOY and revolution

John Cage: "One must be disinterested, accept that a sound is a sound and a man is a man, give up illusions about ideas of order, expressions of sentiment, and all the rest of our inherited aesthetic claptrap."

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all.
This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation."

"Everyone is in the best seat"

"Everything we do is music"

Theater takes place all the time, wherever one is. And art simply facilitates persuading one this it the case."

They [I Ching] told me to continue what I as doing, and to spread
JOY
and
revolution."

JOY and revolution

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 

7/25/11

Marshall McLuhan A Living Work Of Art

Good Morning! 

Nowadays a fact is what has been translated into words or images

Good Morning!

Page 1: A trademark is printed on a raw egg yolk by a no-contact,
no-pressure printing technique. Imagine the possibilities to which
this device will give birth !

I wouldn't be seen dead with a living work of art...




7/24/11

Marshall McLuhan The Others

the others
The shock of recognition! In an electric information environment, minority groups can no longer be contained−ignored. Too many people know too much about each other. Our new environment compels commitment and participation. We have become irrevocably involved with, and responsible for, each other.
the others 
there is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening...

7/23/11

Marshall McLuhan Your Government

your government

Nose-counting, a cherished part of the eighteenth-century fragmentation process, has rapidly become a cumbersome and ineffectual form of social assessment in an environment of instant electric speeds. The public, in the sense of a great consensus of separate and distinct viewpoints, is finished. Today, the mass audience (the successor to the "public") can be used as a creative, participating force. It is, instead, merely given packages of passive entertainment. Politics offers yesterday's answers to today's questions.

A new form of "politics" is emerging, and in ways we haven't yet noticed. The living room has become a voting booth. Participation via television in Freedom Marches, in war, revolution, pollution, and other events is changing everything.

your government

7/22/11

Marshall McLuhan's Family Circle

your family
The family circle has widened. The worldpool of information fathered by electric media--movies, Telstar, flight- far surpasses any possible influence mom and dad can now bring to bear. Character no longer is shaped by only two earnest, fumbling experts. Now all the world's a sage.

7/21/11

Marshall McLuhan's Neighborhood

your neighborhood
Electric circuitry has overthrown the regime of 'time' and 'space' and pours down upon us instantly and continuously the concerns of all other men. It has re-constitued dialog on a global scale. Its message is Total Change, ending psychic, social, economic, and political parochialism. The old civic, state, and national groupings have become un-workable. Nothing can be further from the spirit of the new technology than "a place for everything and everything for a place." You can't go home again.


Herbert Marshall McLuhan July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980





7/20/11

McLuhan Envisions Google 1967

YOU
Electrical information devices for universal, tyrannical womb-to-tomb surveillance are causing a very serious dilemma between our claim to privacy and the community's need to know. The older, traditional ideas of private, isolated thoughts and actions--the patterns of mechanistic technologies--are very seriously threatened by new methods of instantaneous electric information retrieval, by the electrically computerized dossier bank--that one big gossip column in the sky, that is unforgiving, unforgetful and from which there is no redemption, no erasure of early 'mistakes.' We have already reached a point where remedial control, born of knowledge of media and their total effects on all of us, must be exerted....
YOU
How shall the new environment be programmed now that we have become so involved with each other, now that all of us have become the unwitting work force for social change?
What’s that buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing?


7/19/11

McClure on McLuhan

Art is anything you can get away with.

Ours is a brand—new world of allatonceness. "Time" has ceased, "space" has vanished. We now live in a global village ... a simultaneous happening.

Welcome to the world of Marshal McLuhan circa 1967 and his prophetic book The Medium is the Massage An Inventory of Effects PDF

Following the release of the book, a strange, psychedelic vinyl, album was released, that just happens to mimic the mashups that are so hip right now...

I wouldn't be seen dead with a living work of art.
Drop this jiggery-pokery and talk straight turkey.

Art is anything you can get away with so let's see what we can get away with...

‪Grab the headphones and the pdf, time for The Medium is the Massage with Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore & Jerome Agel 1967‬‏




7/18/11

Ocean Festival Fukushima USA Sandcastle




Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Everybody needs some power I'm told
To shield them from the darkness and the cold
Some may see a way to take control when it's bought and sold.

I know that lives are at stake
Yours and mine and our descendants in time.
There's so much to gain, so much to lose
Everyone of us has to choose.

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Won't you do this for me?
Take all of your atomic poison power
Take all of your atomic poison power
Take all of your atomic poison power
Away.

Fukushima USA 3rd Place

7/9/11

CNG Honda SMMOC Bound


Natural Gas Now with a short on the @Honda Civic GX NGV, our #SMMOC Clean Air Taxi.

White car pool lane sticker, $12 fills, passing Hummers sitting still in traffic PRICELESS!

7/5/11

MY #EAvSC Photoset



From EAvSC 2.0

Empire Avenue Boardmeeting in the San Clemente Pier Bowl.

A good time was had by all!

Thanks again to everyone who made it, you are what makes a party!

7/4/11

Let Freedom Ring!



My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountainside,
Let freedom ring!

7/1/11

Faithkeeper Oren Lyons Speaks



Value Change For Survival

Tell Our Leaders To Get Off Their Ass

Oren is the Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga and Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.

Become The Change