Faith and Reason: Camcorders and a Glimpse of Heaven
Mullen, Peter, The Independent (London, England)
ALL this concern for images: John Major's image, Tony Blair's image, every public man-jack's image. Images - and in the era of the electronic media that means television pictures - have become more important than reality. It is 30 years since McLuhan gave us modernity's cardinal text, "The medium is the message." And still we do not believe it.
But it is true and the image- makers are kings in the post-modern world. The results of general elections are achieved by the way that make conjuring tricks and sleight of hand marvellous. Sometimes these machinations fail of course as when President Clinton is given a haircut on an airstrip. This was no doubt intended as an …
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Publication information: Article title: Faith and Reason: Camcorders and a Glimpse of Heaven. Contributors: Mullen, Peter - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: June 18, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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