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Cultural Beacons – Marshall McLuhan – ABC TV The Medium is the Message

Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the message

Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the message

Marshall McLuhan the famous media theorist and scholar, very much revered by our current cultural icons such as Mark Zuckerberg, forecasted many years ago the social media revolution as well as the impact media would have in the fabric and dynamics of society. These thesis were synthesized in two terms “The Global Village” and “The Medium is the message“.

In this CBC interview McLuhan shares his revolutionary ideas in the 60s, they still are relevant and clearly shows McLuhan’s almost prescient views of the future.

Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian educator,philosopher, and scholar—a professor of English literature, a literary critic, a rhetorician, and a communication theorist. McLuhan’s work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries.

McLuhan is known for coining the expressions “the medium is the message” and “the global village” and predicted the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. Although he was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, his influence started to wane in the early seventies. In the years after his death, he would continue to be a controversial figure in academic circles. With the arrival of the internet, however, there was renewed interest in his work and perspective.

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Norwegian Aurora Borealis in HD

HD Aurora Borealis in Norway

An aurora (plural: aurorae or auroras) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in themagnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere. Aurora is classified as diffuse or discrete aurora. Most aurorae occur in a band known as the auroral zone which is typically 3° to 6° in latitudinal extent and at all local times or longitudes. The auroral zone is typically 10° to 20° from the magnetic pole defined by the axis of the Earth’s magnetic dipole.

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Video – How a Bach Canon Works

Johannes Sebastian Bach

This video shows the intricacy and complexity of Bach’s Canons. The enigmatic 1747  Canon 1 à 2 from Johannes Sebastien Bach’s Musical Offering. The manuscript depicts a single musical sequence that is to be played front to back and back to front.

Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685, O.S.31 March 1685, N.S. – 28 July 1750, N.S.) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque Period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach wrote much music, which was revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty. Many of his works are still known today, such as the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor, the Well-Tempered Clavier, and his passions, cantatas, partitas, and organ works.

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