"Finnegans Wake is the greatest guidebook to media study ever fashioned by man."Marshall McLuhan, Newsweek Magazine, p.56, February 28, 1966.
SEMIOTIC MACHINES: by Louis Armand, presents a number of passages that see James Joyce, McLuhan, Shannon, Weiner, Von Neumann, criss-crossing and pollinating the tale of the tribe with a Joycean, atomic, digital glossing. Also invoking Orson Welles through the reference to expanded cinema of Gene Yougblood, this essay exhibits the highest standards of critical writing … Continue reading SEMIOTIC MACHINES: by Louis Armand (Joyce, McLuhan, Shannon, Weiner, Von Neumann)
ON THE EZRA POUND/ MARSHALL MCLUHAN CORRESPONDENCEby EDWIN J. BARTON http://projects.chass.utoronto.ca/mcluhan-studies/v1_iss1/1_1art11.htm "The only problem with this mode of thinking and presentation, as McLuhan was to discover, lay in the resistance with which it was met, and continues to be met, by Western intellectuals. For, as McLuhan put it in a letter written in 1948, this … Continue reading McLuhan letter to Ezra Pound Dec.21st 1948
On the run up to the year 2012. by Steven 'Fly Agaric 23' Pratt. While the domesticated primates enter the Gregorian year 2012, I would like to share some of my thoughts on interpreting the ‘2012’ phenomena , and with a focus upon Bloomsday (16th June, the single day of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses) opposed … Continue reading On the run up to the year 2012 (and The tale of the tribe)