Sunday, April 22, 2001

Bob’s Notes | McLuhan at Fordham with Harley Parker and John Culkin, 29 April 1968

Payday

NOTE:Timing based on Payday archives.


Dec.13/2014  1178395-3-1 during the Student Protests at Columbia University

(Part 14 at 7:22)

Altamira cave art (iconic space) vs. pictorial space and relevance to SDS riots
failure of the Chinese experiment in Western literacy
13:27

one can't have a critical attitude toward Art today
15:55

describes the students/hippies at Columbia
Culkin disagrees with Harley
McLuhan on the new retrieved "guerilla activity" (the hunter) in all areas of life
18:26

the present "Bucky Fuller kind of space"
19:59

the solution for education is training in percept (via the hunter) not concept
23:19

Harley rebuts Culkin
23:44

electricity is like charity
24:52


the electric age is a "university of Being" (Meister Eckhart)
25:07

Art is not a subject but a way of life (like religion)
25:48

no goals (only involvement) in modern warfare (only images in politics [see Hubert Humphrey])
26:20

integration (in the 1920s via jazz ["the greatest form of poetry created in the 20th Century"]) vs. Black Power
28:37

"The Jolly Green Giant" (as icon vs. illustration/picture on Madison Avenue) 31:18
Don Quixote ("a rearguard action"), violence as an identity quest (Hannah Arendt on "The Western" as a very relevant art form ["masses of meaning all around us"])
32:45

Harley on midtown kids as acoustic/tribal with cameras (didn't know there was a Hudson River)
35:28

non-literate should study film (not TV) to become literate
37:42

more on the failure of the Chinese experiment in Western literacy
37:56

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