Marshall McLuhan

Currently I have been reading a biography on the brilliant Canadian thinker Marshall McLuhan.  It was written by brilliant (or so I've heard) Canadian author and artist Douglas Coupland.  I've been curious about Marshall for a number of years and the book has made me eager to go look deeper into his ideas. Hopefully I can gather up his ideas and discuss them on this blog at some point in the future, but I'll just send you around to a few links to get the ball rolling.

I recently stumbled across this amazing blog called Binary Heap full of awesome posts about music software, music theory, generative art and lots of amazing topics. I found a post on Marshall here that gave me the urge to post a few things here.

The Medium is the Massage - which can be found on Ubu Web along with other here: 
I've listened to this many times in the last few years and every time I find something new in it. These recordings are great collages of his ideas and interesting sounds.  I've also noticed a number samples ended up in DJ Foods album kaleidoscope. It would be nice to cut-up, mash-up and rearrange it at some point (could be a nice winter project).

There was also a link to a rare recording on this blog worth a listen to.

I haven't looked at these, but the above blog has a bunch of posts related to McLuhan that you may find of interest.

To end... here is some interesting art from Douglas Coupland Hopefully there are just the right amount of links to get you excited about any number of things.



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