Friday, November 26, 2010

Social Media As Narcissistic Utopia

[Marshall McLuhan] argued that Narcissus was in love not with himself but "with a technological extension of himself" and that electronic media may permit one to have the contact with one's own image - to manipulate it and change it - that was denied to Narcissus. Is this narcissism really a utopia?

Kevin E. Korsyn, Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

No comments:

Post a Comment