A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.Â Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday,Â I present one of McLuhanâ€™s observations and talk about its relevance today.Â 300 ideas. 300 days.Â 300 posts.
Me (November, 2010, age 58). But what does it teach?
Marshall McLuhan said that a perspective is a dangerous thing. Â Dangerous to our understanding of the world because it closes off other possibilities.Â Here the artist David Hockney explores a different way of seeing:
Marshall McLuhan (1964, age 52).Â Print taught us perspective
â€śThe old belief that everybody really saw in perspective, but only that Renaissance painters had learned how to paint it, is erroneous.â€ť
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964, p. 288.