Re: Disembodiement (Re: encouraging polemics and reflection)


Subject: Re: Disembodiement (Re: encouraging polemics and reflection)
From: KEVIN AUSTIN (KAUSTIN@vax2.concordia.ca)
Date: Sun Feb 14 1999 - 08:27:04 EST


>We have been trained since the invention and wide commercial use of the
>telephone (sometime 75 years ago or more, i'm not exactly sure), to
>accept the disembodied [...] voice. That seems to me to be a great leap
>in our perception of sound. With the telephone, we now have to activate
>our imagination in order to complete the image of the person on the
>other end of the conversation.

Sounds almost like a religious experience, or even confessional in the
Catholic church.

Best

Kevin
kaustin@vax2.concordia.ca



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