The Simpsons Take A Trip to the Global Village // Understanding the Network Society Paradigm

Within my remediation, I have explored Marshall McLuhan’s concept of “The Global Village”. McLuhan’s concept predicted the internet would become a global nervous system.

To develop an understanding of the global village, it is important to remember that the telegraph was ultimately a centralised network. The news that was given was filtered, framed, coordinated and controlled from a centralised hub.

The internet became the new paradigm, introducing a chance in scale and speed. A new way of thinking and viewing the world appeared. Users could now seek out information, news and communicate in real time. People could develop new ideas for the future, including further technological advances. Furthermore, my remediation draws attention to older generations often rejecting the idea of “The Global Village”.

Within a distributed network there is no authority, therefore there is no control or coordination over users. Users can appreciate the Global Village as everyone can now be contacted and present by hand. 

Cyberspace, the new home of Mind” – “A “life online


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  1. I loved your explanation of the shift from centralised information to how cyberspace is now! The new phenomena of increased scale and speed making way to the science of cybernetics is crazy to me. The outcome of a new kind of material, free flowing borders, assisting in the development of the global nervous system is such a big step away from the centralised telegraph. Marshell’s utopian idea was so spot on and I loved how you represented it in your remediation! I think another man who captured the idea of ‘cyberspace’ amazingly is Thomas Jefferson. His commitment to pluralism and individual liberty twins how we are with technology today. Loved your blog! 🙂

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