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Jun 29, 2009

The revolution will not…

...be televised. The slogan much bandied about recently comes from Gil Scott-Heron's magnificent "proto-rap". It was a pres

W H Chong — Culture Mulcher

W H Chong

Culture Mulcher

…be televised.

The slogan much bandied about recently comes from Gil Scott-Heron‘s magnificent “proto-rap”. It was a prescient line: in Iran, television is a state apparatus. The uprising was cell-phoned, youtubed, tweeted and aggregated by private users and technologies.

fyi: lyrics at the youtube page.

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  3. Pierre Leblanc

    May we tweet the revolution then? Or is Scott-Heron’s particular revolution now passe?

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