Sunday, September 12, 2004

geek theory

I'm teaching a class in new media art at the Beijing Broadcast Institute this semester and going over some reading materials. What a great excuse to re-read McLuhan and Benjamin! Had to drag this stuff out from the dusty corners. Still cleaning the soot off of them, but such wisdom coming from the 1970s and 1930s. Amazing. I'm still a little overwhelmed at the prospect of facing a class, and I haven't actually decided on the course of the 14 weeks, but it's very exciting all the same. It will be good to start talking about these things again. The only problem is that all the students are chinese, and english is their second language. Yikes! This should be very interesting - both culturally and intellectually. The medium is the message indeed.

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