Benjamin (2006). The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.

“For the first time in the process of pictorial reproduction, photography freed the hand of the most important artistic functions which henceforth devolved only upon the eye looking into a lens. Since the eye perceives more swiftly than the hand can draw, the process of pictorial reproduction was accelerated so enormously that it could keep pace with speech.” (p 19-20)

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Francis (2011). The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture.

“The Indian began as White man’s mistake, and became a White man’s fantasy. Through the prism of White hopes, fears and prejudices, indigenous Americans would be seen to have lost contact with reality and to have become ‘Indians’; that is, anything non-Natives wanted them to be.” (p 5)

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McLuhan (2003). Living at the Speed of Light (1974). (Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews)

“… the problems of living in an acoustic world which is, in effect, a world of simultaneous information. The visual world has very peculiar properties, and the acoustic world has quite different properties. … The acoustic world, which is the electric world of simultaneity, has no continuity, no homogeneity, no connections, and no stasis.” (p 226)

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McLuhan (2003). Electronic Revolution: Revolutionary Effects of New Media. (Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews)

“The electronic revolution of television has made the teacher the provider no longer of information but of insight, and the student not the consumer but the co-teacher, since he has already amassed so much information outside the classroom.” (p 1)

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