Tag Archives: Marshall McCluhan

tyranny of time: laws of motion and commotion

Humankind, especially in the West, has long lived under the spell and curse of time, expressing it in art and philosophy as a brooding over Time’s passage. But what if, somehow, we could circumvent its hitherto unchanging pace?… Humans are … Continue reading

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the breathless historical present

Andre Malraux sought the key to man’s fate by a philosophical study of all the world’s art in his Metamorphosis of the Gods… …Writing almost continuously in the breathless, historical present, Malraux began by reporting a fact: the discovery during … Continue reading

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dial m for money

and manipulation. A nice cozy complicity. How to understand Bob Diamond? Maybe he rose to his level of incompetence. Or, perhaps we can compare Diamond to what writer  Jean Genet once said said about himself, that the only thing he … Continue reading

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launching a thousand covers

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) i think john alcorn is one of those guys who launched a thousand ships and everybody else took credit for what they took from him. from marshall mcluhan to the yippies? i’d say that’s a big … Continue reading

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distorting mirrors: freaks of mechanical reincarnation

Was Otto Dix first and foremost a critic of capitalism? A critic through the bias of the industrial/military/cultural complex that was the beast carrying the burden of material comfort for the lambs. He made sermons without preaching and an artistic … Continue reading

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/b/:LET THEM EAT MARBLE CAKE

We have become accustomed to thinking about 4Chan as the breeding ground for memes as well as shaping the associated cultural reactions to such memes. There are other implications to 4Chan beside the obvious pop culture reading…. Alexis de Toqueville’s … Continue reading

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SHARE THE LOUD HAILER: If It Doesn’t Spread Its Dead.

Or, similarly, “It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing.” Fans reject the idea of a definitive version produced, authorized, and regulated by some media conglomerate. Instead, fans envision a world where all of us can participate … Continue reading

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FIXING A HOLE: IN MEMORY OF WALLS AND BRIDGES

Are trauma and memory walls and bridges to the truth?… “The premise for this … film comes from an Ono film score, published in 1968: The cameraman will chase a girl on a street with a camera persistently until he … Continue reading

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Guerilla Raid On The Inarticulate

The theories of Theodor Adorno ( 1903-1969) though somewhat left on the political spectrum, are an interesting study and point of departure for any contemporary study of modern or post-modern art.His approach to the truth was considered a ‘‘language rammed … Continue reading

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A Pink Lady and the Mural is the Message

Lady Pink is a New York based mural artist who began writing graffiti in 1979  on the edge of hip-hop urban movement. She gained notoriety as the first female to write graffiti within a male milieu of vandals and  later … Continue reading

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