“[Seurat] was not painting the technology. He was painting the effect he wanted. The effect he wanted from this TV image or this type of pointillism—the effect he wanted was that of total audience participation, involvement of a multi-sensuous kind. Seurat was consciously aiming at not merely visual but total sensuous involvement. He wanted all the senses to be involved in the painting, and that’s why he used this rear projection.”

— Marshall McLuhan