i just realized that you can view emotions by city and that they have quite a few from claremont. soon after that, i realized that you can follow an entry to the blog whence it came. so you have access to most blogs written by people in claremont (i can't imagine that our blogs contribute). it's a little odd. it's refreshing to read sentiments rarely expressed IRL here, but it also feels creepy to think that i could know the people writing. i actually did stumble on a blog written by someone i sort of know who graduated last year. i stopped browsing after that.
i haven't found a distributed narrative i want to talk about in class yet, but i did stumble upon this.
I'm a little bit confused about McLuhan's idea of the role of the artist. He seems to be saying that the artist must make people aware of the profound cultural changes brought about shifts in the types of media we use. The artist does so (I'm led to believe) by drawing attention to the media as important: it's not what's on television that matters, but the television itself.