Today's date:
Fall 1996

Epigrams on the Ephemeral Genre

These epigrammatic notes on the videosphere by French philosopher Regis Debray are drawn from Eric Rauth's translation of Paradoxes of the Videosphere, as yet unpublished in English.

Paris - The visual has subjugated the old elite guild of writers who have traditionally been iconographic. In 1960 two "cultivated" persons together at dinner were likely to speak about what they read. In 1990 they may well discuss what they saw. Dinners in town perpetuate the previous day's visual babble.

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