17.792 Camille Paglia on image

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 16:54:46 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 792.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 07:17:17 +0100
             From: Ross Scaife <scaife@UKY.EDU>
             Subject: Camille Paglia on image

    (from the Explorator newsletter)

    Begin forwarded message:

    Camille Paglia has an interesting essay on the changing nature of the
    'image' in modern culture:


    "The new generation, raised on TV and the personal computer but
    deprived of a solid primary education, has become unmoored from the
    mother ship of culture. Technology, like Kubrick's rogue computer, HAL,
    is the companionable servant turned ruthless master. The ironically
    self-referential or overtly politicized and jargon-ridden paradigms of
    higher education, far from helping the young to cope or develop, have
    worsened their vertigo and free fall."

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