Monday, April 04, 2011

The Global Outlet Mall

MTV, launched on August 1, 1981, playing music...Image via Wikipedia
“Most disturbing about MTV videos are their domination by market forces and promotion of homogenised mono-cultural values…[MacLuhan and Benjamin] could hardly believe that MTV has facilitated greater democratic participation and fostered the critical awareness of viewers gathered around the world into a genuine global village.  Instead it threatens to homogenise the world into a suburban American strip mall, crowded with MacDonald’s and Gap Stores” – Cynthia Freeland
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