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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:22 am    Post subject: School of Rock Reply with quote

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Today, everyone in this room is being subjected to a new form of oral education. Literacy is still officially the educational establishment but unofficially the oral forms are coming up very fast. This is the meaning of rock.

It is a kind of educations based upon an oral tradition, an acoustic experience, which is quite strangely remove from literacy. I will be glad to come back to the whole problem of rock and its relation to the modern city and the modern society. It's a a very big subject, and is not very much studied.

But rock is not something that is merely stuck onto the entertainment card as an extra item. Rock is a kind of central oral form of education which threatens the whole educational establishment. If Homer was wiped out by literacy, literacy can be wiped out by rock.


Lecture Living at the Speed of Light (1974)
Published in "Understanding Me" (2003) ed. S. McLuhan et al.
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