Friday, July 6, 2012

Wearing a book

Evolution of Media
Wearing a book
Woodi: What drove our quest to develop media?
Marshall: Kings commissioned effigies, churches told stories, and now it’s business diverting us with entertainment and games. Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

Woodi: Where will it end?
Marshall: In the future. Art is anything you can get away with now. Maybe we will be wearing books soon. Think about it.
Can’t but help notice we went from pictures through text and now we’re headed back to pictures. Or as McLuhan said it, “Only a fraction of the history of literacy has been typographic.” Perhaps my next book purchase will be a T-shirt.


Anonymous said...

Whatever human being go through daily; Morning, afternoon, evening and night are art. circumstance, inter-discipline and ads are art. Knowing how to appreciate, then we know what the beauty is.

Barry Natusch said...

Are you suggesting the model is a parallel for individual lives?

We start the day with a rigid rule like breakfast.
By afternoon we are religiously following a routine.
In the evening we indulge in commercial entertainment.

A day that echoes the evolution of culture?