Global Village Idiots: a speculative encounter between Marshall McLuhan and Vilém Flusser

Global Village Idiots: a speculative encounter between Marshall McLuhan and Vilém Flusser

Date: 
05.02.2011 12:00
Festival edition: 
2011
Format: 
Screening
Location: 
HKW
Vortragssaal

Screening of McLuhan and Flusser archival material with introduction and discussion led by Baruch Gottlieb, researcher at the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv, with Claudia Becker, Director of the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv.

McLuhan vs Flusser vs McLuhan vs Flusser presents: Global Village Idiots - a speculative encounter between visionaries of media theory Marshall McLuhan and Vilém Flusser.

 

Vilém Flusser and Marshall McLuhan were arguably two of the most important thinkers of the early Internet Age. Unfortunately both left us before many of the changes they foresaw had come to be. What would they have thought of our current age of ubiquitous networked computing? Both thinkers forsaw in electronic images the beginnings of a cultural turn, away from the the high specialization in the literacy of the modern period, towards a retrieval of a sort of tribal consciousness as images become more powerful.

 

This screening will feature selections of rare historic video and film documents where each thinker describes his fears and hopes for an age of technical images.

 

Screening of McLuhan and Flusser archival material with introduction and discussion led by Baruch Gottlieb, researcher at the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv, with Claudia Becker, Director of the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv.

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