April 26, 2005

Marshall McLuhan Audio Clips

"...Marshall McLuhan appeared on the Dick Cavett Show in December of 1970 along with Truman Capote and Chicago Bears running back, Gayle Sayers...." Strange talk show appearance of the man who was the intellectual voice of television. He discuses the role television plays as a public vs. private relationship.

"...TV is not a pictorial medium at all, it is a medium of audial, tactile resonance..."

Strange how despite his hopes and thoughts about television, this interview itself is proof of it's failure. This interview was aired on Network Television! In just 35 years who would have thought it would degrade so fast.

Also the full recording of "The Medium is The Massage" sound collage record.

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