luka

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I think there is a link here with the D&G notion of what different 'bodies' can do. What they can register and process. What kind of bandwidth there is there.
 

luka

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So deliberately pushing against the action of the environment, becoming aware of its influence upon you and opposing it.
 

luka

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The extent to which this is guided is a very interesting question. @constant escape thinks it is God perfecting himself, that history is exactly that, God creating himself and perfecting himself, and we are along for the ride.

With McLuhan and others you get this counter force to God, you get the satanic, the human, the sinful, the perversion of gods plan.
 

luka

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I think there is a link here with the D&G notion of what different 'bodies' can do. What they can register and process. What kind of bandwidth there is there.
The most easiest way for us to understand this and what McLuhan is getting at is by asking ourselves,
Like,
What can the caffeinated body do? What is gained and what is lost
What can the stoned body do? What is gained and what is lost
What can the Ritalin body do or the LSD body or so on and so forth
 

kumar

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he describes the word of god as a control variable measured against those varying technologically mediated states. that catholics have nothing to fear from changes in the media of communication as the word of god is not the king james bible, that human perception / the incarnation incarnate is the anchoring body, like the central pillar on the tree i suppose, and that the chief problem we face is "observing reality". so you get the sense of catholic ritual for him being on the one hand a daily process of scrubbing the deck, realligning the sensorium, reverse engineering the effects of constant advertising and the tyranny of the word. i am not prepared to go catholic yet though.
 

luka

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Yes, that's consistent with what I get shown in the pink temple but they haven't told me to go catholic luckily
 

luka

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I have found that I can lose it though. The issue is how to keep in that alignment without rigidity and dogma
 

suspendedreason

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luka said:
What can the caffeinated body do? What is gained and what is lost
What can the stoned body do? What is gained and what is lost
What can the Ritalin body do or the LSD body or so on and so forth
Drive, lateral thinking, attention to detail, and perception > judgment switch, respectively.
 
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