in a culture of the simulacrum, communicative practice is necessarily theatrical. Electronic media are instrumental in staging an exchange in which the currency of information makes understanding possible.
The only responsible intellectual is one who is wired.
imagology involves a second naivete in which the figural, which has too long been repressed by the conceptual, returns as the medium for understanding and communication. The return of figure disfigures the disfiguration of concepts by reinscribing the imago in the midst of the logos.
a paradox of the imaginary register: the proliferation of images is iconoclastic.
Communicative practices, p. 13
Imagologies: Media Philosophy
By Mark C. Taylor, Esa Saarinen
Published by Routledge, 1994