Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What ‘Youth’? The Electron iONization of Slack

What ‘Youth’?

Part 1
Part 2
26 July 2016

Visual/Acoustic Space, Percepts/Concepts

Five Bodied

CKLN “Word of Mouth” with Bob Marshall & Nelson Thall hosted by Chris Twomey. 19 November 1984

A special program with Marshall McLuhan audio clips on Visual/Acoustic Space, Percepts/Concepts, Advertising, Education.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Bob’s Books FREE at Amazon & the iBooks Store

Bob Dobbs' Diary and Bob Dobbs: Writings & Conversations are FREE on Amazon and the iBooks Store.

NOTE: If you previously downloaded Bob Dobbs: Writings & Conversations, it has been updated today, 26 July 2016, [to add the chapter—McLuhan & Holeopathic Quadrophrenia, The Mouse-That-Roared Syndrome].

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iON | 23 July 2016



Sunday, July 24, 2016

Counterblast | Page 64


Remote folklore, remote societies are being abstracted from their matrix and enlarged by microscopic vision.

Vivisective inspection of all modes of our own inner-outer individual-social lives makes us acutely sensitive to all inter-cultural and inter-media experience.

Each culture, each period has its bias which intensifies, distorts some feature of the total social process. The bias of our culture is precisely to isolate the bias of all others in an effort at orchestration. Social connubial?

The anthropologist is a connoisseur of cultures as art forms.

The student of communications is a connoisseur of media as art forms. An art form is the manifestation of a huge preference for one mode of experience. Asked what music he liked, Mozart said: "No music." Artists are not consumers.

Communications has emerged as a necessary object of attention in the 20th century, not because it's new, but because it's that portion of the social organism now undergoing elephantiasis.

To reduce this unwieldy growth is going to require great surgical attention and skill.

Our age is an esthete of the methodologies of all other ages.

Marshall McLuhan

Friday, July 22, 2016

Algae Blooms at Utah Lake, Pyramid Lake & Shasta Lake

Thanks, Alison.

Is Trump Declaring War on the Rodhams & China

“A number of these reforms that I will outline tonight will be opposed by some of our nation’s most powerful special interests. That is because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit.

Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place. They are throwing money at her because they have total control over everything she does. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings.

That is why Hillary Clinton’s message is that things will never change. My message is that things have to change – and they have to change right now.

She has supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP will not only destroy our manufacturing, but it will make America subject to the rulings of foreign governments. I pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers, or that diminishes our freedom and independence. Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries.

No longer will we enter into these massive deals, with many countries, that are thousands of pages long – and which no one from our country even reads or understands. We are going to enforce all trade violations, including through the use of taxes and tariffs, against any country that cheats.

This includes stopping China’s outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation. Our horrible trade agreements with China and many others, will be totally renegotiated.”


Bob Dobbs Reviews William Irwin Thompson’s Intellectual Anticipation of iONdom

What ‘Youth’?

“Perhaps we are experiencing a shift from a world economy of competing and polluting industrial nation-states to a global ecology of noetic polities in which consciousness will become a symbiotic architecture of organisms and machines, one in which pollution is mined as a natural resource in a cultured bacterial technology and a complex ecology of ‘living machines’ and electronic organisms.

Certainly, to track and describe this new emergent state, we shall need the narratives of complex dynamical systems. Perhaps here science fact and science fiction are coming together to open our imaginations to the future and the possibilities of multidimensional modes of consciousness that can be both mystical and mathematical.”

William Irwin Thompson, TRANSFORMING HISTORY: A Curriculum for Cultural Evolution, Lindisfarne Books, 2001, p.188

What ‘Youth’?

Part 1
Part 2
3 May 2016

Maui & Moana