The question: Is my thought changing? It is and it isn’t.. One evening after dinner I was telling friends that I was now concerned with improving the world. One of them said: I thought you always were. I then explained that I believe – and am acting upon – Marshall McLuhan’s statement that we have through electronic technology produced an extension of our brains to the world formerly outside of us. To me that means that the disciplines, gradual and sudden (principally Oriental), formerly practiced by individuals to pacify their minds, bringing them into accord with ultimate reality, must now be practiced socially – that is, not just inside our heads, but outside of them, in the world, where our central nervous system effectively now is.
Posted March 25, 2011 at 8:18am in walkshop Adam Greenfield Nurri Kim networked urbanism Do Projects