I am currently embarking on the journey of reading Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage for the first time. I have set up a distributed reading group here after discussing with Rafael Alvarado and Ed Webb the idea of a distributed, open space for aggregating our reading reflections. Keep in mind anyone can join the fray by adding their tagged feed to the site here, what’s nice is that the feed for this site will act as an instant aggregator that will link you back to the original blog posts by the various folks involved.
I’m personally not ready to post about the book just yet, having only started it, but doing a preliminary search I discovered the audio version of The Medium is the Massage via Ubuweb here, and it is a total lambian treat. Ubuweb has both sides of the album (or at last I imagine it was an album) and interviews with McLuhan from the Dick Cavett Show in December 1970 as well as on Speaking Freely from Jan 4th, 1971.
Below are all the audio links, enjoy as we begin
Download The Medium is the Massage, Side A
Download The Medium is the Massage, Side B
Download Marshall McLuhan on the Dick Cavett Show in December 1970
Download Speaking Freely hosted by Edwin Newman features Marshall McLuhan 4 Jan 1971, Public Broadcasting/N.E.T.