Internal Resonances

Some weeks ago I attended a panel discussion on the subject of heroes. Lance Strate was a member of the panel and he made an interesting observation regarding the difference between heroes as represented in cinema as opposed to television. Cinematic heroes appear on a screen, television heroes on a monitor. If there is anything I've learned from thinkers like Marshall McLuhan and Tony Schwartz it is that communications mediums/forms possess their own internal resonances. Screens resonate differently from monitors.

In exploring text & image on the web for the past decade I have come to appreciate the civilizing influence of language. Language offers control, whereas imagery just takes over.

© 2009 Peter Schmideg

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