Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911 -- December 31, 1980)
Was a Canadian educator, philosopher & scholar—
A professor of English literature, a literary critic, a rhetorician & a communications theorist,
He was also considered The Herald & Prophet of The Electronic Age.
McLuhan is widely known for his expression "the medium is the message" and for coining the term of "global village" to describe modern society in the Electronic Age, he continues to be an influential and controversial figure.
McLuhan's The Mechanical Bride:Folklore of Industrial Man (1951) is a pioneering study in the field now known as popular culture.
His Book The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects (1967)
was McLuhan's best seller, selling nearly a million copies worldwide.
More than ten years after his death he was named the "patron saint" of Wired magazine.
As Marshall McLuhan, the Alien, the Mechanical Bride & the Angel,
Alien Avatar = Greenie c/o Rezzable productions Ltd
UFO c/o Zed Redgrave
Marshall McLuhan suit = Lizard suit c/o Mako Magellan,
The Mechanical Bride = Retro Robot Avatar c/o Dura Juuran
Steampunk Brain c/o Dixit Writer.
Grateful Thanks to Marshall McLuhan for thinking Clearly.
Dehlia Steinhardt for use of New York/Brooklyn,
BladeRunnerSPN1977 Sands for use of Blade Runner City,
Bubba Biberman for use of the Silver King Grill 50's Diner,
Balpien Hammerer for use of the Pinball at Southaven,
RodneyLee Jessop for use of The Lightcycle Arena,
Chantalia Carter for use of Little Kasioaya,
Earth Primbee for use of Inspire Space Park,
Cracker Taggart for use of The Druids Grove, Maya.
Music Courtesy of;
FreeSky Republic for Tai Chi Sky Test
The Internet Archive for Marshall McLuhan clips
New episodes of NBC’s The Medium return on January 7. Catch the last three episodes for free on NBC Rewind: *******www.nbc****/Medium/video/episodes.shtml
Here are the 5 steps or rather the 5 hacks that will help you grow and maintain the perfect medium stubble beard!
These 9 jaw dropping medium beard styles are not only easy to master but also a bit more impactful than your aggressive beast beards!
A look into a short film by Colleen Alexander. Soon to be coming to film festivals.
Save Our Planet - AS Media Studies Project informing youths on the effects of pollution. Focuses on the effects of pollution in the sea via the medium of stop motion plasticine animation. Created by Oliver Parker, Scott Davenport and Grace Atha for educational purposes only.
Espectexclculo creado, dirigido y producido por Yllana.
Producciones Yllana ataca de nuevo. Directo a los sentidos a travs de un humor visual, sin complejos y repleto de acciupn. El objetivo es claro: divertirnos nosotros y divertir al pordmblico.
Spingo es un espectculo pensado bajo una enica premisa: moverse. Al ritmo de la mejor mica, botar, saltar y rebotar. Energshya positiva que conecta con el espectador desde el primer guiplusmno, y convierte el escenario en un espacio inssuplito donde todas las direcciones son posibles.
Otra vez sin palabras, Spingo recrea un mundo mdegico, cargado de humor negro y corrosivo y de un erotismo desenfadado impregnado en cada uno de los diferentes nordmmeros y que utiliza el baile como medio expresivo al servicio de la comedia.
La quinta produccisupn de Yllana se afronta con la habitual frescura y descaro que caracteriza la compaplusmnshya. Spingo tiene una vitalidad contagiosa que consigue un caos completamente ordenado.
Yllana production attacks once again. Through the visual humour, without insecurities and full of action it goes right to the senses. The objective is clear: to entertain ourselves and to entertain the audience.
Spingo is a show with a main aim: to move your body.
To the rhythm of music you must bounce, jump and rebound. The positive energy connects with the audience from the start and it turns the stage into a place where anything can happen.
Again, without words, Spingo creates a magical world, full of corrosive black comedy, and an easy going eroticism in all of its acts. Its a comedy expressed through the medium of dance.
The fifth Yllana production nurtures its usual freshness and cheek that is part of the essence of the company. Spingo has a contagious vitality that manages a completely organised chaos.
The Advertising Council, in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council, U.S. Department of Justice, and Crime Prevention Coalition of America, joined today to announce the launch of a new public service advertising PSA campaign designed to educate tweens and teens about how they can play a role in ending cyberbullying.
We are delighted to be joining the National Crime Prevention Council to launch this new campaign to help teenagers combat cyberbullying, said Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of The Advertising Council. This is a serious issue in our communities and we believe these PSAs will inspire young Americans to stop cyberbullying.
Bullying is a widespread problem for our nations youth, and with the rapid rise in electronic communications, cyberbullying using the Internet or mobile devices to send or post harmful or cruel text or images has become a serious issue. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, 43 percent of teens 13 to 17 years old say they have experienced cyberbullying in the past year. Furthermore, studies show that teen girls are the biggest perpetrators. The study also found that nine in ten teens who had experienced cyberbullying 92 percent reported that they knew the person who was bullying them. Additionally, teens are twice as likely to talk to a friend about the incident rather than their parents or another adult.
Created by volunteer ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi, the multimedia campaign includes viral videos directed by Joe Pytka as well as radio and web advertising. A few of the radio and online banner PSAs feature an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog an icon tweens welcome as a reassuring presence in the advertising telling them to delete damaging emails or text messages and not to forward them.
Our work is based upon a simple insight If you wouldnt do it in person, why do it online? said Matthew Atkatz, Executive Creative Director, Interactive & Media Convergence at Saatchi & Saatchi. He added We chose to focus on the web rather than TV to speak with tweens and teens in the medium where cyberbullying takes place we hope kids will watch these hard-hitting vignettes and share them to spread the message.
The PSAs direct audiences to the website www.ncpc**** to learn more about cyberbullying. The website also includes a special downloadable document for parents.
NCPC has been a leader in bullying prevention education since the late 1990s, so it is fitting that we expand our efforts to address cyberbullying, said NCPC president and CEO Alfonso Lenhardt. Online bullying can have the same debilitating effects on a young person as face to face bullying depression, a drop in grades, loss of self esteem, suicide, and other violent acts. We simply must do something to stop this devastating problem.
Per the Ad Councils model, the ads will air in time that is donated by the media. PSA messages from the McGruff Take A Bite Out Of Crime public service advertising campaign have been the beneficiary of more than $1 billion in donated media advertising since the campaigns inception.
First video from the acclaimed Hampshire-based singer-songwriters the Dutch Crusts, purveyors of fine music in the medium of Jazz, Yiddish Jazz, Rap, Crunk, Christian Rock and general Yiddish music since 2005.
Collapse of the Old Order Episode 2
In the last episode, we heard Swaybone front man Theo Cedar's thoughts and ideas about file sharing and the Internet as the medium for music distribution. He illuminated some ideas on how conventional means of musical enjoyment are becoming more participatory and added some ideas of his own (encoding hyperlinks in mp3 files). Then you saw Swaybone (Theo, Tresdawg, and I) present the award to best drummer to John McFab of the Funkanauts. We accidentally dropped the plaque on the ground by accident and John was not present to receive the award (it was later reviled that John was fighting aliens in another dimension when the award was being presented).
Prior to receiving the award for "Best Drummer", John McFab and the Funkanauts put on a riveting performance at the 7th annual Bands4Bands Awards Ceremony. I particularly grokked some of the comments Mr. McFab made on stage. He expressed sentiments of fraternity among independent musicians, a sense of unity in the struggle for self-expression, and a love for the creative and inspirational energy of music. So I was naturally curious what he and his band mates would have to say about the current state of the music world and what they were doing find their place within it.
In the last episode I spoke with the Funkanauts. They identified freedom and a sense of autonomy in respect to the Internet as the medium for music distribution. Most notably the Funkanauts cited using networking and streaming sites like myspace to get their music out there.
Not only are the Funkanauts taking this path, so are many other bands. In fact, this medium of distribution is seen as so vital, Bands4Bands created an award category for "Best MySpace Page." In Episode 3, I interview the very band that won the "Best Myspace page award", Kaos. If any of the bands could attribute MySpace to part of their success, I figured it would be these guys. Failing that, they would probably be an amusing interview. I was correct on both counts.