Category Archives: Marshall McLuhan

UK intelligence to monitor electronic communications

But Britain’s home office interior ministry said ministers were preparing to legislate “as soon as parliamentary time allows”, saying it would be data, not content, that would be monitored. “It is vital that police and security services are able to … Continue reading

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Flattening the World: Building a Global Knowledge Society

The focus of the 2012 meeting, then, is on using the power of electronic communications and information resources to tackle the complex problems of the 21st century on a global scale through international, multidisciplinary efforts. We have a model already … Continue reading

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Plato’s Cave(Animated Version)

*** Hyperreality is used in semiotics and postmodern philosophy to describe a hypothetical inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from fantasy, especially in technologically advanced postmodern cultures. Hyperreality is a means to characterize the way consciousness defines what is actually … Continue reading

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"Let no one ignorant of geometry enter"

Plato’s Motto The scho­liast on Aelius Aris­tides 125.14 (Din­dorf, Vol. 3) says the fol­low­ing: ἐπεγέγραπτο ἔμπροσθεν τῆς διατριβῆς τοῦ Πλάτωνος ὅτι ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω· ἀντὶ τοῦ ἄνισος καὶ ἄδικος. ἡ γὰρ γεωμετρία τὴν ἰσότητα καὶ τὴν δικαιοσύνην τηρεῖ. ‘In front … Continue reading

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Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan in the early 1970s Born July 21, 1911Edmonton, Alberta Died December 31, 1980 (aged 69) Toronto, Ontario School Media theory Main interests Media, Mass media, Sensorium, New Criticism Notable ideas The medium is the message, Global village, Metamedia, Media … Continue reading

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