Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Plaza Of The Mind Self Teaching [Mod2A] The Sixties

Plaza Of The Mind Self Teaching Module [Mod1b]
'The Sixties'

Attempting to answer the question:

'What's the difference between you seeing it on television when it happened and me seeing it on television twenty years later? How were you there any more than I was there? Unless you were really really there, but even if you were you probably weren't so what's the difference?'

The digitized image replaces Darwinian constraints of time and space, leveling the playing field and therefore deeming all mediated experiences obsolete and if not obsolete then at least meaningless.

Summary: To train the baby-boom era user to forget the 'experiences' foisted upon him by mass media since birth. To remind oneself that he was not there and even if he was he was only watching. Being there is limited to a few who become somewhat less Newtonian in makeup. I.E. For Jim Morrison most of life was spent in an altered state of user driven mediated reality, for Jim Normalson life was spent as a passive audience member of a mediated reality of a Darwinian human transformed into digital information. Two Jim Morrisons, One real [the one that is dead and gone and not coming back] the Second Unreal [the digitized version that we can invite into our living rooms and cars at will].

You do not need to purchase a digital image of yourself. You can create it. This cannot be done by the purchase of mediated reality. Woodstock the Movie does not equal Woodstock the being there. Woodstock the being there does not equal Woodstock the performing there. The Darwinian bodies that performed there have decayed but their digital images live on, and so they say and hope that your nostalgic mind will pay.

Next Learning Module - The Seventies


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