Why cannot both be equally right? Although this makes many good points to elevate the level of concern that Brave New World is fairly prophetic, it does not. Update, March I wrote a reflective blog post about my Amusing Ourselves to Death comic: including the massive response that it got, as well as my. Amusing Ourselves to Death: The Comic Stuart McMillen has created a nice graphic adaptation of Neil Postman’s comparison of Orwell vs.

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For those of you that missed the comic the first time around, why not go straight to the source.

Amusing Ourselves to Death comics reflections – Stuart McMillen blog

John Kyle on Tue, 24th Aug 1: Sam on Mon, 19th Dec 8: Richard Wicks on Tue, 3rd Aug 5: The comic was also a milestone of my back catalogue. Ironic and necessary and beautiful and delightful and hope-inspiring.

Fuck those copyright holders for not realizing that your comic was the best advertisement they ever received. Justin on Sat, 15th Aug 3: I disagree suart a second point. Many people unaware of the existence of Neil Postman’s book got to know it by your comic. One of the ones that made me pull up my socks. I was moving towards a future with comics as a legitimate way for me to earn a living. It caused a small amount of cognitive dissonance on the initial reading. They built their first aircraft on the knowledge obtained by many of the pioneers of flying, such as Otto Lilienthal, and then patented it.

It’s very easy to image all sorts of people we do not personally know having issues that we are concerned about, while the real problem occurs at a lower rate than we imagine. I created the comic as a complete amateur, operating a non-profit website dedicated to sharing ideas with the world. Drawing Amusing Ourselves to Death: I amsuing unaware of the original premise until this, but I love how you brought it up to date.


Therefor I liked your strip interpretation of his words very well.

After all, Postman’s book also is inspired in Huxley’s and Orwell’s. Just when I was thinking that I have stopped thinking, I read this amazing discourse and well what else can I say now: The Wright Brothers design, based on warping the wings for control, was flawed in that it could never have been scaled up, thereby limiting their aircraft to playthings — ailerons resolved this limitation.

Amusing ourselves to death

The roots of liberal democracy had held. AitchCS on Wed, 15th Jun Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. I find both trends true, and that nature will balance the excesses. Rethinking is in order. Tilda on Tue, 10th Nov 1: Pin It on Pinterest. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing.

I dont think that Huxley or Orwell was wrong or less right. The first book I picked mcmllen was Amusing Ourselves to Deathand it forever changed the way I thought about media and information in our contemporary society.

I too share the comic with my Media and Communication Studies students every semester.


Neil F on Sat, 20th Mar 2: When I discuss with my students the possible negative effects of our obsession with electronic entertainment technology, they almost always—even the very smart ones—react with hostile, instinctive xenophobia. Neil Postman seems to have skipped the commonalities between these authors.


Discussion Have a comment? Tmoyles on Wed, 27th May Auntie Hosebag on Wed, 8th Jul 7: LiberdadeDeExpressao on Fri, 27th Nov 3: Maybe you can give it a little cartoonish push! And more are in the pipeline right now. Designed by The Wedding Photographer. But this book is an argument that something more fundamental and sinister is wrong with the Western culture.

It became clear that even if I was fully complying with the law, that would not be enough to prevent legal action being brought against me. Do check out his website when you can. I thought my kind had died out or turned mcmilln techno tweets.

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Huxley challenged this idea in his parody of H. Did the creators of that commercial get the rights from the estate of Huxley?

Orwell was correct as well with the government constantly feath war and watching us, the NDAA, Constant global wars and conflicts, false flag attacks to spur patriotism, fear of imprisonment…. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy.

I just want to live the right way. You might be interested in this Graun article: I had the distinct privilege of learning from Dr.

Judy Elfferich on Thu, 15th Apr I honestly think if the comic was called something different that didn’t reference the book directly there wouldn’t be an issue.

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