Performer: Marshall McLuhan
Title: The Medium Is The Massage: With Marshall McLuhan
Style: Bop, Field Recording, Musique Concrète, Radioplay, Experimental
Category: Electronic / Jazz / Audiofiles
Album rating: 4.1
Size MP3: 1574 mb
Size FLAC: 1558 mb
Size WMA: 1495 mb
Other formats: AHX AA ASF MIDI VOC ADX AAC
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|SRCS 8912||Marshall McLuhan||The Medium Is The Massage: With Marshall McLuhan (CD, Album, RE)||SME Records||SRCS 8912||Japan||1999|
|CS 9501||Marshall McLuhan||The Medium Is The Massage: With Marshall McLuhan (LP, Album)||Columbia||CS 9501||Canada||1968|
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|FDW7711-CD||Marshall McLuhan||The Medium Is The Massage: With Marshall McLuhan (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Five Day Weekend||FDW7711-CD||US||2011|
Marshall McLuhan was a visionary, far ahead of his time. The Canadian was a philosopher and professor but could perhaps be best described as a communications theorist. The book is actually called The Medium is the Massage due to a mistake from the typesetters, but when McLuhan saw the error, he loved it and kept it as it was. Perhaps this was because McLuhan thought media massage the brain to behave in particular ways.
The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan introduced in McLuhan's book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, published in 1964. It means that the nature of a medium (the channel through which a message is transmitted) is more important than the meaning or content of the message. McLuhan tells us that a "message" is, "the change of scale or pace or pattern" that a new invention or innovation "introduces into human affairs.
An intellectual cult figure at the time, McLuhan 's theories on media are at times strikingly prophetic ("What will happen when intelligence is recognized as a global resource?" he asks, with suitably dramatic echoes, at the very close of part one), but that barely sums up what the album is all about
When Marshall McLuhan proposed his idea to create an audio companion piece to his landmark 1967 book The Medium is the Massage, no one quite knew what to expect. The book itself brilliantly captured McLuhan’s theories on media and technology, arguing that the medium by which information is transferred to people was more important the actual content being relayed. Included in the LP package is a 20-page 8 11″ booklet featuring original essays by DJ Spooky and Michael Vasquez, a reproduction of a print by Winston Smith and a collection of previously unpublished photos from the original recording sessions. Additional information.
Marshall McLuhan doe A Prophetic Book - Written Decades Ago, Most all of it Applies Today. The Medium is the Massage became a cult bestseller in the 1960s due to its broad ranging appeal that made sense of the current age and the future, and also because of its incredible layout from graphic designer Quentin Fiore. But this is more than just a hip book with innovative graphics. It informs us of where we are today, why? Because Marshall McLuhan talks about media in the form of integrated circuits
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McLuhan 7) Thus begins the classic work of Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, in which he introduced the world to his enigmatic paradox, "The medium is the message. Many people presume the conventional meaning for "medium" that refers to the mass-media of communications - radio, television, the press, the Internet.