Hear Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage (1967)

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Briefly noted: In 1967, Marshall McLuhan teamed up with graphic designer Quentin Fiore to write The Medium is the Massage, a short 160-page book that offers a condensed, effective presentation of his ideas on the nature of media, communication and technology.

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New Handbook for Educators Explains How to Produce & Distribute Free Video for the World

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The chicken-and-egg, forest/trees question for those who produce educational and public service media is really who are we producing our content for.

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Photographer Bill Cunningham (RIP) on Living La Vie Boheme Above Carnegie Hall

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New York City lost some of its charm this weekend, with the news that Bill Cunningham, the Times’ beloved, on-the-street fashion photographer, had passed away at the age of 87.
Much has been made over the fact that he was designated a living landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

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How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt

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We live in an age of truthiness. Comedian Stephen Colbert coined the word to describe the Bush administration’s tendency to fudge the facts in its favor.

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The British Library’s “Sounds” Archive Presents 80,000 Free Audio Recordings: World & Classical Music, Interviews, Nature Sounds & More

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Online archives, galleries, and libraries offer Vegas-sized buffets for the senses (well two of them, anyway). All the art and photography your eyes can take in, all the music and spoken word recordings your ears can handle.

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How to Make Sure You Get Open Culture in Your Facebook Newsfeed: Now You Can Take Control

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For the longest time, Facebook gave you no ability to control what content you see in your Facebook newsfeed. Some 378,000 people have “liked” our Facebook page. But only a fraction actually see Open Culture posts in their newsfeed.

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The Visionary Thought of Marshall McLuhan, Introduced and Demystified by Tom Wolfe

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Marshall McLuhan and Tom Wolfe: both writers, both astute observers of modern humanity, and both public figures whose work has, over the years, enjoyed high fashionability and endured high unfashionability. You might think the connection between them ends there.

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The New Yorker Presents: Watch the 30 Minute Pilot of the New Docu-Series from The New Yorker

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Note: Anyone with an Amazon account (at least in the US) can watch this pilot in HD for free here.
This week, The New Yorker officially celebrates its 90th anniversary with an expanded edition that revisits its many accomplishments since it first printed copies on February 21, 1925.

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David Carr Gives 10 Pieces of Work & Life Advice to UC Berkeley Graduates

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David Carr took seven years to get through college. He didn’t have a Master’s degree or a PhD. Before he made it big writing for The New York Times, he spent time in rehab and on welfare. David Carr didn’t fit the profile of your average commencement speaker.

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Posters Promoting the 1970s L.A. Punk Scene: Black Flag, The Plimsouls, The Runaways & More

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Fred Patterson, aka Phast Phreddie, Senior Archivist of the ARChive of Contemporary Music, DJ, music journalist and former punk rock zinester has undeniable street cred.
He also has a handful of flyers documenting the late ‘70s LA punk scene.

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