We are raising “Vidiots” not Bookworms – not a zero sum game – they are still learning to read but influenced more by the cultural delivery system that is the screen
How do we come to terms with that?
Internet the new delivery system – the connection with the culture
New interface has come into existence
Modern world – began with a 95 point sermon – linear thinking, performance based worldview, words were cultural currency, “the power of the Word” (words were the gods of modernity)
“Here I stand” – Here (existential statement), I (individuality was born in 16th century), stand (taking stand on something – principles, etc.)
The most anti-social invention on the planet was the book – brought you out of community – the book was about you and yourself and your own imagination
Modern world was so individualistic – postmodernity has moved us into narcissism
Experiential and non-linear, interactive, image rich, and connected (EPIC) – anything that is working is getting more EPIC.
The only institution in the world still communicating in words is the church – we love mission “statements”…how about a mission image, in many ways there is "no logos without a logo"
Communication within a new culture image based.