posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 08:21 PM
absolutely. you're on the right track, if you want to learn the REAL anything about anything you must first realise that ALL media has it's own
agenda. i'm not even talking about the content of the media, but the very media itself. each different form, be it the internet, television, the
newspaper, the publishing industry, even language itself, has a different tactile bias.
the programmers(thought police) are aware of this science, and are able to do powerful things by hijacking the 'controls'(different outlets of
media is an extension of man. an extension of different senses. man shapes his tools, and his tools in turn shape him. man, therefore is now an
extension of media.
some examples of media induced cognitive bias....
ears -radio, has an obvious acoustic bias. you don't see images while listening to radio, so your mind is juxtaposing image information over sound
eyes, ears -with television, they have another level for programming, and actually a third, which is an amalgam of the two( ie, the benny hill
sketches where one guy is sitting on a leather couch, and the squeeking of the leather sounds like farting. a third image was placed in the mind by
suggestion, where it is obvious that it is the leather that is squeaking, you keep 'hearing' farts).
tacility -video games, you are actually physically connected to the media.
primitive man communicated verbally. this was passed from generation to generation, and known as an oral tradition. when man invented writing, the
tradition moved into a machine enviroment(written language is a machine, ...weird). this was not only a step towards a different media to store lore,
but also a shift in human consciousness. each subsequent new media technology, from the printing press to cell phones and the internet, wrought
the role of art throughout history, has been to reflect the prevailing 'vibe' of their eras. the last bastion of art now, is said by some, to be
advertising. the media is us, and we are the media. we are also the content, now.
the user is content.
see my 'we've all disappeared' thread for further insights.