Radio becoming Space

“Radio is that extension of the central nervous system that is matched
only by human speech itself. It is not worthy of our meditation that radio should be specially attuned to that primitive extension of our central nervous system, the vernacular tongue?”

~Marshall McLuhan, Radio: The Tribal Drum, (1964).

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Sonic Cyberfeminism

The spatiality and temporality of the radiophonic field inscribes an intimacy of experience. Measuring our bodies invisibly creates a sensual fiction, a poetic virtuality, creating a space where we can describe ourselves and still not know who we are… ‘the intimacy of voice betrays a body out there, warm to the touch…this sort of alienated intimacy’…There’s no language of radio, just tongues…
~Christof Mignone (1992).

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