I’m in lecture hall 107, snotty, sleepy and hungry af when this guy wearing some weird ass shoes tells me that “the medium is the message”.
My initial reaction?
But then it clicked.
“The medium has a far greater impact on the fundamental shape and nature of society than any message that is delivered through that medium… mediums are earthquakes dramatically and even violently reshaping the landscape overnight when they arrive… [Reshaping] the very nature of the content they deliver.” – Dan Olson
With all the new mediums being introduced, it makes me think that maybe the message the mediums are really giving us is that we are becoming lazier by the minute. Just look at the progression from the papyrus scroll to the book and now the internet. Think of fat jiggling machines , designed to make you lose weight just standing there. Is everything getting easier or are we just getting lazier? You could even argue that memes are making us lazy. They take 5 seconds to look at and the message gets across just as quick.
Maybe WALL – E is on to something.