Monday, November 22, 2010
Inception poster


Through the Maze

Meaning is where you make it.

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Books to Phlog

Understanding Jaques EllulUnderstanding Jacques Ellul, by Greenman, Schuchardt, and Toly, will be of special interest to Metaphilm readers as Jacques Ellul understood cinema as one of the chief tools of propaganda used by the state to distract the masses from that which matters.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rosebud - Meet Erica

Zadie Smith does justice to the Facebook Generation, and the film The Social Network.

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McLuhan, Star Wars, and Acoustic Space

Who knew?  If you want to understand acoustic space and the digital world we live in, Marshall McLuhan says to watch the original 1977 Star Wars:  “at the exact moment Solo puts his spaceship into warp speed or ‘Hyper-Space,’ all those pinpoints of light stand still.  He’s travelling faster than the Speed of Light, and thus the space freighter becomes simultaneous and everywhere at once—the properties of acoustic space.”

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