Saturday, October 22, 2011

Extraordinary Discourse 039


Lots Of Audio Pocket Change



Whose head is upon it? Yours, I hope.

Lewis Carroll or Charles Dodgson was a mathematician who had become quite fascinated by non-Euclidean spaces and non-Euclidean geometries, and he has transferred those to the nursery world, but, in effect, created a very avant-garde and symbolist treatise by so doing. So our world beginning as early, in fact,  as Rimbaud, our whole environmental world electromagnetically moved into a world of discontinuity and disconnection and unique spaces rather than homogeneous spaces.
Marshall McLuhan,
Understanding Me



But one of the hopeful things about the computer is this: that as a retrieval system, the instantaneous speed of retrieval by computer offers a future of discovery, because a retrieval system of very high speed brushes so many facets of knowledge together, so many kinds of layers of experience get brushed together that they reveal structures, they reveal forms, they reveal the life of forms, they reveal knowledge in all sorts of new patterns.
Marshall McLuhan,
Understanding Me