In 1949, George Orwell published a dystopian novel 1984 depicting a dark future in which surveillance and control by tele-communication become a routine, and made a pessimistic prediction that humans will be controlled by mass media in 1984.
As a refutation of Orwell’s prediction, Nam June Paik said, “He was half-right” and directed the satellite TV show Good Morning, Mr. Orwell to show the positive utilization of mass media by means of art.
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