"If men were able to be convinced that art is precise advance knowledge of how to cope with the psychic and social consequences of the next technology, would they all become artists?" –Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media I’ve been thinking about our sped-up polarized world. We are awash in trivia. Celebrities are more real to us than members of our own families. News is dumbed down and sexed up. Television serves up crumbs that are crammed between fast food and automobile commercials. Each message is a drop one by one collecting together. First a rivulet forms then a tiny stream. The river gains a voice. The ocean commands authority. It whispers," Just let go. We have it all taken care of. Haven’t we created a perfect world?" But the world crumbles anyway. Some small newspaper goes looking for a fight and part of the world ends up in flames. The heat seems to be melting both ends of the earth but we wouldn’t know it because truth is now a negotiable commodity. What to do? I think the future is too important to leave up to the experts. It’s time to take Marshall’s advice and make some noise of our own.
After successfully crash landing in the Pacific Northwest, Bibo decided to take advantage of the low interest rates and gamble on the Seattle housing market. The god monster with some intelligence now resides somewhere in North Seattle. View all posts by bibo