- nine events in new media” is a series of
short vignettes that trace the media heritage and folklore
of St. Louis, Missouri. Backdrops include Cahokia Mounds,
the Chicago lakefront, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts,
and a street front media lab which operated on September
11, 2001. buildbetterbarrel remembers
St. Louis’s Marshall McLuhan and Father Walter Ong.
And it considers why McLuhan and Ong were the first “to
hear” how electronic media would turn streets into
stages for storytellers and myth builders. The documentary
is also an epilogue to another story, another myth - one
about Josephine Baker, Walter Winchell and J. Edgar Hoover.
40 min.) RipMixBurn