Marshall McLuhan Online Archive
When searching for new McLuhan content, I came across this site, with his collected vids and sound bytes. Enjoy!
Doco Recommendo: William Blake
Some passionate monologues by the actor portraying him:
Daily Song Share: You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen
Doco Recommendo: Daniel Clowes 30min doco
Documentary Recommendation: In Search of Wabi Sabi
Movie Recommendation: Tokyo Story
I’ve seen this twice now, and can’t speak highly enough of it:
Collage with Handwriting and Printed Plastic
Words, Patterns, Proximity.
Collage with Watercolour, Printed Plastic, Sand, Acrylic
Sometimes i like to draft poems by writing with a brush. As you can see, I decided to slice up an old draft, and intersperse it with one of the patterns I had painted (each with diluted black watercolour).
The bits of blue printed type are just the cut ups of a used plastic bag. Rather than do a grid pattern over the whole piece, I chose to leave a diagonal space, and then got the idea to cut a circle from an old painted texture I did last year, with sand texture gel and acrylic.
My little circle cutter tool is just like a protractor with a blade, and is very easy on my hands. I cut the circle in two to make it more interesting, and placed each half back-to-back, well, just to see what the effect would be. As I stood back and contemplated, it made me thing of the data stream of media on the internet, and how two sides of the world can be near and far at the same time.
Quote of the day: An Ancient Zen Translation
from arid sources
Multimedia Artist Laurie Anderson Performs O Superman
“O Superman (For Massenet)” is a 1981 song by experimental performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson. Part of the larger work United States, “O Superman,” a half-sung, half-spoken, almost minimalist piece unexpectedly rose to #2 on the UK Singles Charts in 1981. Prior to the success of this song, Anderson was little known outside the art world.”