Series I programmed at Anthology, notes below.
SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE
October 28 – November 13, 2016
“The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur.” –A.N. Whitehead, quoted in the epigraph of THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSAGE
We’re half a century removed from the prolific decade in which Marshall McLuhan authored a string of million-selling treatises on the changes media and electronic communication had sown into our social and civic lives. While McLuhan’s influence and the prophetic nature of his work has continued to crystalize, it sometimes seems as though the culture at large interprets the observations and phenomena he describes of a more connected world as…