We are a migratory species, and now we have complete dominion over the earth. In the United States we think of tourism as a trip to Disney, but isn’t that itself a ritual? Engaging a collective history and reliving past glories (Disneyland as a celebration of mid 20th Century Prosperity).
In the Old World the geopolitical memories and rivalries run much deeper and have complex intersections. The New World is not innocent of these forces, but we must beware not to let them consume us.
The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the Video Arena. - Professor Brian O'Blivion
The Video Phenomena has freed Imagery. It will be impossible to Police, and I frankly think that is a good thing. The Internet…intensifies that phenomena; and the stakes are even higher because it is so completely, instantly international. - David Cronenberg (1997)
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