The Marshall McLuhan/Finnegans Wake Reading Club
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"an eddistoon amid the lampless"  J. Joyce
Media ecologist Gerry Fialka will lead a discussion on the insights of Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), the Canadian cultural critic and media theorist.  As the author of 19 books, McLuhan proved to be both the greatest intellectual power since Einstein and the preeminent philosopher of our Electric Age.  McLuhan's prophetic and timeless messages enable reader to update their conscieousness and get a handle on Finnegans Wake, which will be read aloud.
     James Joyce wrote Finnegans Wake from 1922 to 1939.  The Irish novelist is regarded as one of the greatest literary talents of the 20th century and is known for his revolutionary innovations in the art of the novel.  His experimental narrative techniques include the use of a unique language of invented words, puns and complex allusions, and the use of a network of symbolic parallels drawn from mythology, history and literature.
     By incorporating the best Joyce scholars - Marshall McLuhan, Eric McLuhan, Joseph Campbell, Roland McHugh among orther - the Marshall McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club will explore new and old modes of modern thinking and creative expression.
Poet/polititcian Bob Dobbs says, 
"FINNEGANS WAKE is he history of technology and what it's done to us.  The electronic environment has swallowed visual space.  The WAKE preserves visual space and satirizes the information overload that bombards us daily. 

By studying the WAKE, one can recognize the effects of visual space and acquire a passport to the global esperant.  If you just take sips of it, the WAKE is like the mechanical -tactile music of rock'n'roll.  It's rock'n'roll in print & must be read outloud."

The McLuhan/Finnegan's Wake Reading Club will probe the best discontinuous actor in the Global Theater and Ninja Turtle for the cliche-archetype intermedia process, Marshall NcLuhan, who said, "If it works, it's obsolete;" and also James Joyce who discovered CD-R fifty years ago and disguised it as the novel.

Wakefiend Snyder (upper left)  studying with Suzy (left)  and Duke Humphrey (center).