Walter Benjamin

(1892-1940)






Bertolt Brecht

(1898-1956)






Sergei Eisenstein

(1898-1948)






Jean Baudrillard

(1929-2007)






Marshall McLuhan

(1911-1980)






André Breton

(1896-1966)






Marcel Duchamp

(1887-1968)






Mikhail Bakhtin

(1895-1975)







Georges Bataille

(1897-1962)






Luis Buñuel

(1900-1983)








Siegfried Kracauer

(1889-1966)







Alfred Jarry

(1873-1907)







James Joyce

(1882-1941)








Jean-Luc Goddard

(1930-present)







Roland Barthes

(1915-1980)








Dziga Vertov

(1896-1954)








Guy Debord

(1931-1994)







Samuel Beckett

(1906-1989)








Jean Rouch

(1917-2004)








Man Ray

(1890-1976)








Paul Virilio

(1932-present)








Marcel Mauss

(1872-1950)








Antonio Gramsci

(1891-1937)








Robert Edmond Jones

(1887-1954)







Bruce Conner

(1933-2008)








László Moholy-Nagy

(1895-1946)

“If later you see these pictures in any other Boston paper, you will know they were STOLEN from this newspaper.”

     Boston American  (24 April 1906)



“Society not only continues to exists by transmission, by communication, but it may fairly be said to exist in transmission, in communication.” 

     Democracy and Education   (John Dewey, 1916)



“We are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses.  It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

     Propaganda   (Edward Bernays, 1928)



“The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees

with the record that is being played at the moment.”

     Animal Farm: Preface   (George Orwell, 1945)



“Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. 

I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland.”

     Vast Wastelands   (Newton Minnow, 1961)



“Objective journalism and opinion column are about as similar as

the Bible and Playboy magazine.”

     The CBS Evening News   (Walter Cronkite, 1981)



“When we live in a world in which news consumers and investors don’t know whom to trust; it’s a scary but exciting world out there.”

     Reuters   (Dean Wright, Global Editor for Ethics, Innovation and News

                      Standards, 2009)



“And oddly, a mediaturgy of praxis has been lacking all along.”

     Cultural Farming   (Holland Wilde, 2004)