Un ajout à mon billet d’hier qui se conclut sur une citation d’Edmund Carpenter, un anthropologue ami et collaborateur de Marshall McLuhan.
Dans son texte « The New Languages », Edmund Carpenter explique l’impact des médias sur les valeurs de notre société d’une manière particulièrement en phase avec le contexte d’aujourd’hui:
Each medium, if its bias is properly exploited, reveals and communicates a unique aspect of reality, of truth. Each offers a different perspective, a way of seeing an otherwise hidden dimension of reality. It’s not a question of one reality being true, and others distortions. One allows us to see from here, another from there, a third from still another perspective….New essentials are brought to the fore, including those made invisible by the « blinders » of the old language….This is why the preservation of book culture is as important as the development of TV. This is why new languages, instead of destroying old ones, serve as a stimulant to them. Only monopoly is destroyed….The appearance of a new medium often frees older media for creative effort. (173-179)