“This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium – that is, of any extension of ourselves – result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves”
If I was to be honest the topic “The Medium is the Message” didn’t sit well in my head after I had learnt about it. Yet through rewatching videos and reading more information about it, I feel like now I have grasped the meaning of the topic.
People interpret and have different perspectives on media which allows for debate and in this case – social division.
August Landmesser chose to rebel against Hitler and his message through disobeying Hitlers salute at Hamburg.
This meme represents a man who had the power to act against a stronger medium, in this case is the Australian Senator Frazier Anning. Much like ‘Egg Boy’, August Landmesser refused to conform to the dictators ideals yet therefore paid the price and was shot.
2 thoughts on “‘Medium is the Message’ – Egg Boy and August”
Okay, not gonna lie, I didn’t understand the ‘medium is the message’ topic straight away either. I 100% agree when you state how people have different interpretations on media, The meme goes perfectly with your blog post and the topic! Love it!!!
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I feel you.. This concept was very hard to grasp at first but with revision it made a lot more sense. I like how you used the source from the lecture alongside a relevant theme (egg boy) and subtly linked them together.