Sunday, May 15, 2011

Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan Debating 1968

"It's psychedelic. When you step up the environment to those speeds you create the psychedelic thrill. The whole world becomes kaleidoscopic, and you go inward by the way. Its an inner trip not an outer trip." Marshall McLuhan (1968)

"There is a way to pluck." Norman Mailer (1968)

Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan expound on violence, alienation, art and the electronic envelope. The clash of two great minds. (1968)

As an association to some of what is discussed in this video see Thomas De Quincey's essay online The English-Mail Coach. The idea of travel as work is described in De Quincey's essay.

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