Overheated Media

A video essay on certain concepts and probes from Marshall McLuhan, intersected with Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, a rarely-acknowledged parallel to McLuhan's thought.

McLuhan claimed that a visual age in Western culture had reached its apex with the printing press, and that we had since transitioned into an acoustic age (an age of sound and the ear).

This video essay reviews those two concepts, and then argues that we've since reached a third age: the tactile age, ushered in by ubiquitous digital technology.

All visuals and sound recorded and collage'd by Jesse Miksic

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Overheated Media

Jesse Miksic

Overheated Media is the film outlet for writer/producer/director Jesse Miksic, a graphic designer and film and video artist with a Masters Degree in Media Studies from New School University.

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