The Electronic Age: The Age of Implosion – McLuhan

June 5th, 2010

McLuhan, M. (1997). Media research: technology, art, communication: Routledge.

In The Electronic Age – The Age of Implosion, McLuhan discusses the idea that the explosion of the electronic age has actually created an implosion of our models of perception. This is to say that we are now ever-more aware of individuals at much greater distances than we once were. “All men are now involved in one another physically and psychically as happens when they occupy a very small village. And as global villagers, all men must now accommodate their judgments to the complex interdependence understood and manipulated by villagers” (16).

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