I’ve linked to The Big Ideas podcast before (see this post on Marshall McLuhan and this post on Hannah Arendt) and this time the podcast is discussing the remarkable work of German media philosopher Friedrich Kittler.
This is a really awesome series that condenses complex ideas into digestible chunks. I’d recommend taking 13 minutes out of your day to listen to this discussion about the man sometimes called the ‘Derrida of the digital age’.
The Big Ideas Podcast: The Medium is the Message is the first in a podcast series by the Guardian.
Each installment looks at one “big idea” and ask what it originally meant, how it has been used, abused and misappropriated, and whether it can still help us to understand the world today.
I spent some time studying McLuhan and I still found this a helpful and short re-introduction to his most famous aphorism and what it meant.