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.

The movies as child’s play

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Have you ever noticed?    

“Children … use a movie camera as extensions of their hands, not their eyes.  The effect is utterly involving, like rear projection. …  Children love to make movies of processes:  A feather floating to the ground.  A man going into a phone booth to dial.”

 Me (February, 2011, age 58).  Let’s have a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycmoiNqtpc4

 Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading: 

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

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Michael Hinton Thursday, February 24th, 2011
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