Understanding Media

Subject: Understanding Media
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 1994 10:16:22 -0700

>It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values -- the charming
>little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print,
>which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of
>ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than
>an epiphenomenon.-- John Updike. (Atlantic Monthly 9/94 p.61)

An extremely clear example of the old medium becoming an art form as the new
medium replaces it.

I often think of McLuhan's "Understanding Media" as I ride the global
village's electronic subway. ...RM

Richard Mateosian srm -at- c2 -dot- org srm -at- radiomail -dot- net (510)540-7745

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