Paul McCartney Wake Up Call. In November 2005, Paul McCartney and 15,000 fans in Anaheim, California broadcasted a few songs to the International Space Station, part of the grand tradition of NASA wake-up calls [pdf]. He opens with “English Tea” and closes with “Good Day Sunshine”. Pretty neat moment.
The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed. We are at a moment, I believe, when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein.