Reality Is Less Than Television

Written by Blakbeard on March 23, 2017

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Sometimes it’s not so easy to differentiate mediated experience from direct experience. To quote Brian O’Blivion, “Television is reality, and reality is less than television.” And so, the simulacra precess, precede, and pre-empt.

But wait, there’s more! The plasticity of memory is only one dimension of ambiguity. Orthogonal to that is the question, “What is real?” An android, whether made of gears and pulleys or flesh and bone, is no more or less real than a human machine. And make no mistake, drill down to the microsopic level and all you’ll see in the body is tiny machines operating with inconceivable complexity. And yet, there’s no consciousness directing any of it. Consciousness is just a by-product.

Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor if you experience fatigue, nausea, or ennui.

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Burn the Witch
    Radiohead
    A Moon Shaped Pool
  • No Surprises
    Ramin Djawadi
    Westworld Season 1
  • T.N.K. (Tomorrow Never Knows)
    801
    801 Live
  • Plastic People
    The Mothers of Invention
    Absolutely Free
  • Sweet Sedation
    Test Dept.
    Beating the Retreat
  • Making Plans for Nigel
    XTC
    Drums and Wires
  • At Home He's a Tourist
    Gang of Four
    Entertainment!
  • Real World
    Pere Ubu
    The Modern Dance
  • Bimbo
    Yello
    Solid Pleasure
  • TV Party
    Black Flag
    Repo Man Soundtrack
  • Watch T.V.
    Rasputina
    How We Quit the Forest
  • Wasted
    Camper van Beethoven
    Telephone Free Landslide Victory
  • The Hurdy Gurdy Man
    Butthole Surfers
    Pioughd
  • Working Class Hero
    Marianne Faithful
    Broken English

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