Swamped and Swallowed

From July 1997, two entries that at this remove in time echo each other nicely — they have a common theme of arrangement and its consequences.

First an entry about car culture:

Heard this on the radio recently: Walt Disney didn’t like what happened to L.A. in the 40s & 50s with the advent of a car culture re the transformation from city to carpolis therefore Disney World was planned so that you walk or take public transit.

And now this bit about media:

Felix Stadtler said at the Monday night McLuhan Seminar (21/07/97) “media don’t swallow society. they rearrange it.”

nice antidote to any surfeit of thinking of media in terms of prosthetics

And so for day 560

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