Full Title:

"Roaming the Cosmos: Implosion and Explosion in the Electronic Consciousness and Space Time"


Agreen Wang, Shanghai

Published in:

Contact Forum series of The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Fall 2012.

Read/download the paper: Roaming

Originally presented at the 2011 McLuhan's Philosophy of Media Centennial Conference, Brussels. View/download powerpoint: PPT


Drawing from Marshall McLuhan and other philosophers and media theorists, this paper will explore the existential meaning of information implosion and the explosion in relation to space telescopes, the big bang, and the effects of the deep desire for human consciousness to "roam the cosmos." In pointing toward such conditions, this paper will outline the cultural understanding juxtaposes "light" with "time" across media theory and media technologies.


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