Marshall McLuhan Lectures
Access to older recordings of Marshall McLuhan:
"McLuhan claimed some decades ago but nowadays we are simply already immersed and embedded Arthur C. Kroker (editor of ctheory) states that we live in the electronic culture that he (McLuhan) prophesied. And since he wrote about it, technology has become more pervasive, but silent. Its invisible. An elder article (written 2005 to remind McLuhans actuality 25 year after his death) gives..(an) overview on McLuhans opinions and as well both the enthusiasm and critique his thoughts evoked.
"For the first time, the central nervous system has been 'exteriorized," says Kroker, U Vic's Canada Research Chair in technology, culture and theory. "It is our plight to be processed through the technological simulacrum in a "technostructure" which is nothing but a vast simulation and amplification of the bodily senses." McLuhans early (1960s) wake-up call about the extent to which peoples very identities are determined by the tools that they themselves invent can be listened to via these two links of the old recordings." (unmediated.org)
The Medium is the Massage; with Marshall McLuhan. Long-Playing Record 1968. Produced by John Simon. Conceived and co-ordinated by Jerome Agel. Written by Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore, and Jerome Agel. Columbia CS 9501, CL2701.