"There are two kinds of propaganda:
propaganda in favor of action that is consonant with the enlightened
self-interest of those who make it and those to whom it is addressed;
non-rational propaganda that is not consonant with anybody's
self-interest, but is dictated by, and appeals to,
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
"During the last half of the
nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth,
the period during which the
idea of the movies became a reality, something momentous happened in
America, and it happened not only to American culture but to the American
Images began to flood the market.
that had been limited to text were now, thanks to new print
cluttered with illustrations, so much so
that some critics even began
complaining about "over-illustration."
University of Chicago
Joseph Boorstin found its source in the Graphic Revolution, a
remarkable rise in the quantity of visual material that had become available to
Nor was it was not just
a matter of graphic
Everywhere in America there was
a new emphasis on seeing.
example was the staging of
department store windows, carefully arranged to provide
maximum visual stimulation.
made the Graphic
Revolution revolutionary was less the quantity of images than
their effect on the America
Daniel J Boorstin was concerned that the Graphic
Revolution encouraged image-thinking - thinking in terms of
an "artificial imitation or
representation of the external form of any object, especially of an
This came at the expense of edifying thought -
thought in terms of some ideal or value toward
which to strive.
The glut of images directs us to
the here and now,
to something immediately useful in the moment; the ideal directs us to
something above and
beyond, to something the
utility of which may not be readily apparent or invisible.
opinion of Daniel J Boorstin the 'Graphic Revolution' was a moral
devolution as well because it
Print demanded ratiocination.
the written word means to follow a line of thought which requires considerable
powers of classifying, inference
making and reasoning." - Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
It followed that a predominantly print-based society, as America's was
until the late 19th century, while not necessarily one coruscating with
intellectual brilliance, nevertheless was
one in which logic,
order and context prevailed.
An image-based society, on
the other hand, dispensed with all these because images did not demand them.
How much logical discipline does one
need to recognize a image?" - Neil
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