This is way TOO accurate.
This is the best McLuhan conversation I found so far:
[Mailer]Look Marshall, we’re both agreed that man is accelerating at an extraordinary rate into a super-technological world, if you will. And that the modes and methods by which men instruct themselves and are instructed are shifting in extraordinary –
[McLuhan]We’ve gone into orbit.
[Mailer]Well, at the same time I would say there’s something profoundly autoerotic about this process, and it’s sinister for that reason.
[McLuhan]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. It’s an inner trip, not an outer trip.
Welcome to Cryptoland, “a physical representation of the metaverse”. Wait, what?
“Tech Art” was new in the Sixties, in the Eighties, in the Nineties… and it’s still new now!
David Horvitz – John Lennon broke up Fluxus t-shirt
photo by Hanne Zaruma
Conceptual art meets music meets internet culture meets madness…
Lygia Clark, Goggles / Dialogue Goggles, 1968
“Brazilian artist Lygia Clark’s ‘Óculos’ (Goggles) and Dialogo: Óculos (Dialogue: Goggles) from 1968 draw attention to the performance of wearing, looking and seeing; and the fashion accessory as an object of communication. Both artworks are performative and are a sensory experience for the participant as well as being an immersive sculpture and fashion accessory. The artwork is the participant wearing the object: a pair of glasses that alters the vision of the participant(s) with magnifying lenses.”
Weird Gnosis, a new, amazing project by IMPAKT:
“From the occult rituals of witchcraft to esoteric psychedelia, the online webproject Weird Gnosis takes you on a journey into some of the weirder parts of the web. With a selection of video and performance art, Weird Gnosis curates a dialogue with artists and thinkers whose practices radically disturb the familiar by invoking the truly weird.”
UbuWeb hosts an incredible collection of Occult Voices, Paranormal Music, Recordings of Unseen Intelligences, Voices of Possessed Children, Xenoglossia, Electronic Voice Phenomena, Glossolalia, and Paranormal Singing (1905-2007).
One of the first computer made animated characters was (of course) a cat.
This video was made in 1968 by a group of soviet physicists and mathematicians.