Sunday, April 22, 2001

Bob’s Notes | McLuhan Phone Conversations with Tony Schwartz, June-October 1973

Payday

NOTE:Timing based on Payday archives.


March 14/2015  1179564-3-1  with Tony Schwartz (455 W56th St., Manhattan):

(Part 13 at 19:05)

Watergate
20:02

silencing all the microphones in the world
21:21

more on Watergate
22:09

representing "TIME" in different media
23:35

Gary Powers and the U-2 spy plane scandal in 1960
28:18

more on Watergate
28:36


"it's going to get crazier and crazier... I wonder who's trying to orchestrate the whole thing... they probably have a big team of orchestral s/thinkers..."
29:27

"the airplane getting smaller"
32:58

acoustic space as a dome
33:23

sensory spaces are not "pure" ("they're nearly all multi-sensuous")
34:06

the peculiarity of tactile space and osmic space
34:56

William James' "The Principles of Psychology" (1890) is very naive on "tactile space"
35:25

McLuhan rejects Tony's categories of sensory engagement ("reception" vs. "perception") and recommends E. H. Gombrich's "Art and Illusion" (1960)
35:52

McLuhan defines "tactile space" ("the space of the bounding line... the space of Cubism")
37:22

"the user is the content", "filtering out," and the "unconscious"
38:10

McLuhan recommends Bartlett's "Remembering" (1932)
38:45

McLuhan recommends Dixon's "Subliminal Perception" (1971)
40:09

more on the effects of the microphone on the Church and meditation
42:52

the pastor via the microphone becomes a "soul singer"
46:12

McLuhan says he's now studying the hologram
46:24

McLuhan mentions TIME Magazine's film critic Richard Schickel's "wild attack" on McLuhan in "More" magazine
46:56

McLuhan mentions cultural criticism as "dancing on your toes"
47:49

fads are based on point-of-view
48:34

"looking into the 'current context'" is FIGURE/GROUND says McLuhan
48:48

Tony mentions his invention of "last-line-itis" in commercials in the late 50s
49:01

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