Sunday, April 22, 2001

Bob’s Notes | McLuhan with Tony Schwartz at Tony’s Studio, 1966

Payday

NOTE:Timing based on Payday archives.


Aug.30/2014 1177118-7-1

(Part 20 at 16:57)

the world as a recording studio
17:01

humor as a mark of sanity
18:08

games as extensions, art forms, and mass media
18:52

shouting "fire!" for help
29:08

more on humor
31:01

"Sports Illustrated" Magazine
31:22

the instant playback
32:03

everybody now has the work of royalty
32:45

"the entire population of the world can be comfortably fed and housed in West Germany or Montana"
34:01

definition of "mass" as "acquiring infinite mass" (see the illusion of "the population explosion")
34:37

how elections are obsolete
36:00

using TV to have the audience solve top problems
37:14

McLuhan says he's not necessarily positive about his suggestions
38:20

inner judgment of people is now externalized and instant
38:54

people are now terrified of capital punishment (nobody is to blame anymore)
39:22

the Uncertainty Principle and how it applies to "information"
40:03

the final extension/externalizing of "the activity of consciousness"
40:44

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