Reading: Why are people who cite videos always wrong? From Techcrunch

From Why are people who cite videos always wrong? From Techcrunch Observed. It’s not an inherent law of the universe that if you have to cite a 30-minute video, it means you don’t actually have any cogent arguments. But it does seem to be a law of the Internet. Perhaps that’s for the best, though;… Continue reading Reading: Why are people who cite videos always wrong? From Techcrunch

McLuhan on the Headline

Wares and rumors of wares in a time of Trump. The story content becomes the merchandise. [T]he headline is a feature which began with the Napoleonic Wars. The headline is a primitive shout of rage, triumph, fear, or warning, and newspapers have thrived on wars ever since. And the newspaper, with two or three decks… Continue reading McLuhan on the Headline

McLuhan on Picasso Painting

When Picasso enters the popular mind by way of McLuhan: Picasso’s painting is always exciting because Picasso paints the path of feeling. I am speaking completely literally. Picasso paints the path of feeling. Did you ever have a teardrop run down your face? Sometime have a teardrop run down your face and feel it run.… Continue reading McLuhan on Picasso Painting

Remediating Speech in the Museyroom

From Rhetorical Delivery As Technological Discourse Getting from Isocrates to McLuhan by way of the Liberal Arts Curriculum Who’s tipping whom? Mind yer hats goan in. Culture wars McCorkle explains the transition to writing by rhetorical mechanisms, driven and shaped by rhetoricians, specifically Isocrates. Isocrates becomes the manifestation of the otherwise invisible forces in McLuhan.… Continue reading Remediating Speech in the Museyroom

What I’m reading 25 Mar 2016 through 26 Mar 2016

Teaching McLuhan: Understanding Understanding Media | Enculturation – more than this, he's drawing line from McL to Carr and others. "In this essay I will explain how I interpret McLuhan’s Understanding Media to my students. This essay is more interpretative than pedagogical. If we understand what McLuhan is saying in this book and how he… Continue reading What I’m reading 25 Mar 2016 through 26 Mar 2016

weblogs and wikis week 2: an empathetic repurposing

Here’s an extended work for Weblogs and Wikis – a repurposing as a blog essay with embedded vids and links, by ebinkert: The Empathic Civilisation and Social Networks, addressing “the connections between social networks the need to belong and empathy.” Well selected videos and linked sources. The two videos connect on a communicative level: they both… Continue reading weblogs and wikis week 2: an empathetic repurposing