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Lady Gaga & Maria Aragon Sing “Born This Way”

The first media consumed after pondering McLuhan’s enigmatic koan was this marvelous video clip of Lady Gaga and 10-year-old Maria Aragon performing Born This Way. Maria had recorded a cover of the song in her bedroom in Winnipeg; as of this morning, her cover has had 19,245,026 views on YouTube. She realized every fan’s wildest dream when she was invited to join Lady Gaga onstage at the Air Canada Center in Toronto on Thursday night. Call it fan culture, call it participatory culture, call it one medium absorbing another – the effect is wildly moving, transcending the boundaries of fan and superstar, performer and audience. Continue reading






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Café Mouffe: Jamie O’Neil Remixes McLuhan

McLuhan Remix: Prologue 1/3 from the Kurtweibers channel. McLuhan Remix: The Medium is the Mix 2/3 from the Kurtweibers channel. McLuhan Remix: Epilogue 3/3 from the Kurtweibers channel. Jamie O’Neil is an assistant professor of digital media arts at Canisius … Continue reading






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Café Mouffe Encore: The Medium is the Massage

McLuhan – The Medium is the Massage 2.1 by MyCluein: The Medium is the Massage excerpt from the 1967 audio book of the same name. The entire recording is at Ubu Web Sound.






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Café Mouffe: Marshall McLuhan

While reading W. Terrence Gordon’s biography of Marshall McLuhan, I came across a McLuhan pronouncement so absurd that I need to figure out how to fit it into my MiT6 presentation: In North America … TV has not been the … Continue reading






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Café Mouffe: Marshall McLuhan’s Finnegans Wake

Call it synchronicity, again. Alex de Jong in Rotterdam is dipping into Ulysses, and I’ve started to re-read Richard Ellmann’s magisterial biography of James Joyce. It’s a consolation of sorts for me. Ms. Modigliani and I have accepted that we … Continue reading






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