The phrase, "media culture," of course, is a euphemism for how we reproduce
ourselves, as a society, into a spectacular -- i.e., ocular and aural -- organism
whose viscera has become technology itself. "Long live the new flesh," as it was
stated in Cronenberg's Videodrome. The technological apparatus of media culture
has found a home in our collectively diverse gene pools, which means that
anything we produce is already stained with a glittering reproduction of itself.
Nothing is exempt-- indeed, the alternately representational or abstract
languages of painting and photography have facilitated this epochal process.