Sunday, April 22, 2001

Bob’s Notes | McLuhan with John Culkin, Eric McLuhan & Tony Schwartz, 3 August 1969

Payday

NOTE:Timing based on Payday archives.


Dec.13/2014  1178540-3-1

(Part 15 at 37:23 and Part 16 at 15:09 [finished playing])

upbeat creates a bigger interval than downbeat
37:42

McLuhan backs out of a singing session organized by McLuhan
38:37

huge mail strike in Canada
41:35

require headlines: "gotta know where we're headin'"
42:06

put down "liberals" via New Republic TV critic interview with Culkin
42:17

software environment as teaching machine vs. hardware programming
42:40


Sputnik creates a "Bucky dome" (acoustic space/classroom without walls)
43:29

pre-schoolers vs. hardware naifs/knives (see 50:46)
memorizers (visual) vs. hunters (acoustic)
post-organization man (little firms people take over)
46:11

"Renaissance book religion" vs. new software masquerading as "Mystical Body"
46:38

Olympics for 100-year olds (Peter Drucker is mentioned)
McLuhan mentions rowing
commuter lives in Grand Central Station
children of Watts don't want "school"
49:09

McLuhan celebrates "civilization" as a "tremendous, wonderful world"
50:09

ads' budget for pre-schoolers vs. school budgets for sophisticated naifs
50:46

slate dominated because paper was too expensive
51:18

Cardinal Newman's "cram coach" as tutor was superior to the lecture approach
52:05

speed-reading and Eric's breakthrough
54:01

McLuhan states his preference for "mildewed books"
54:37

Pope's "Dunciad" (1710)
54:55

Carlyle on "the university as a collection of books" ("Pope was a little premature")
55:39

Culkin ridicules the new $3.1 million-educational building
55:51

McLuhan starts making "Culture is our Business" jokes ("Astoneaging you", "Paleyologic" [CBS head], "Sarnoff" ("Shun the Punman"), "gilt feelings", and "adopt a college")
57:36

Armed Forces have more teachers than universities ("creating obsolete graduates")
58:13

Part 16 at 15:09

IBM's computerized wall mosaic in the new Penn Station
15:33

Air Canada's supersonic office building at the speed of a bullet
16:00

Torontonian using old hearses as hotels
16:33

"the whole planet is becoming a junkyard"
16:48

Tony's "pencil box" kids
16:59

the nature of the gap and why it seizes up (ballot boxes, computerized mating)
17:17

"representation" in Art and politics
18:56

"participatory democracy" is image-making ("charisma" [inclusive image])
19:24

being "contemporary" (literate in many media/living in the present [today is too much])
19:39

the cause of psychoanalysis (the old "freak" became the new "neurotic")
20:19

the pneumatic tire replaced the steel-rimmed wheel (the end of quarries)
21:03

how "truth" is discovered (heaping one error upon another error upon another error until one has to find an answer)
21:20

the harmlessness of experimental childhood education in trying to catch up with the corporate experimentation
21:42

anaesthetics invented convalescence
22:12

letter to the grandchild
22:26

"feedforward" not "feedback"
22:43

education ("the game is so rich") has to become play, hunting, gaming, and interface (like the talks at Tony's)
22:57

"finding the unknown via the known" ("discovery" is just repeating the known)
23:36

"the future of the future is the present"
24:00

Orwell ("1984") and Kubrick ("2001") are 19th Century hardware
24:07

Edward Bellamy ("2000")
24:18

Karl Marx and his "coming great revolution of communistic tribalism" which had unfortunately already happened
24:30

more on the letter to the grandchild ("helix culpa", the Pope and the Pill [uncertainty], programming our DNA, NASA as 19th Century [inner space is far bigger - see iON], 3 or 4 people now know ["plus The Tooth"], the future of New York, a 3-year old will be able to vote, "grooviness" [now meaning "settled in"], re-programming our RED CORPUSCULES [30:02], "school comes to our homes now but the doctor doesn't", implanting data on our cortex, education pill [RVM], 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is awesome for the effects of weaponry, Atom Bomb kills warfare, the overextension of our senses globally and astrally turns us into "ESP entities" in which speech itself is supplanted by "one word" [pre-Tower of Babel] [see Genesis 11] [32:27], Elizabethan language in the American South, "programming of the inner and the outer worlds in order to create some sort of music", blowing both horns of your dilemma, the "Atlantic River", access to all times today, cliche (connected blueprint) and archetype (makes its own space, auditory), "growing up" (while keeping in touch), "bulging bear", "hotted-up and expanded air", letter to the grandmother
24:46

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