Jonathan Crary : The future is so close at hand that it is imaginable only by its continuity with the striving for individual gain or survival in the shallowest of presents.
SIMAGE : Image is televised. It is the world of magazines and images brought into realtime. With its truth and lies, the TV news image is a ‘pharmacon’ that both enlightens and blinds. It is made believable by dosage made massive through repetition. TV is a friendly drug pusher—a pusher of imaged realities.
Alex : It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem real when you viddy them on the screen. (A Clockwork Orange)
SIMAGE : In Anthony Burgess’ book, A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the anti-hero of the book, undergoes a fictional medical torture program called ‘The Ludovico Technique,’ in which he is given a nausea-inducing drug, strapped to a chair with his eyelids forced open and forced to watch hours of films of extreme violence and rape to condition him to associate them with feelings of nausea. When watching horrific Breaking News on primetime TV, are we also exposing ourselves to a liminal form torture?
Jean Baudrillard : Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.
Bill Viola : Unlike film, the video is never complete… it is a moving point of light… it’s very violent…
Howard Rheingold : The AP has only so many reporters, and CNN only has so many cameras, but we’ve got a world full of people with digital cameras and Internet access.
Guy debord : Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.
Regis Debray : Everything that was from the realm of representation has migrated to that of experience.