“The medium is the message”

The first contextual lecture was about media and Marshall McLuhan. What impressed me most was the sentence “The medium is the message“.

It is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan and introduced in his book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.
Marshall considered that sometimes medium embeds itself in the message.

I found this mustache chart from the internet. “A little hair says a lot about a man.”
The beard is the media and also is the content. I think it’s a good exposition.   😀

img via http://zouchmagazine.com/the-hierarchy-of-beard-moustache-charts/

 

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