A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan continues. If he had lived Marshall would have been 100 on July 21, 2011. Join me in the countdown to his centennial, and an exploration of more of his observations on the way media work in the electric age in which we live.

Do you have a head for heights?

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Depends on whether your ear or eye is dominant.    

“The Iroquois in high steel have no qualms since they don’t have the habit of visual perspective.  If you never think to look down, a twelve–inch girder high above the street is as secure as a sidewalk.”

 Me (February, 2011, age 58).  Don’t like that idea?

Never mind, McLuhan has others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa0SFtmS–c&feature=related

 

 

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 150.

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
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