“There are some lessons to be learned from the artist in regard to our own time in this way. A man like Seurat, the painter, was painting TV in 1880, that is, he had a model, a perception that had all the technical features of TV—rear projection, minute fragmentation of image into these little pointillisms. The TV viewer receives these little spots on himself, they wrap around him, he becomes lord of the flies. They settle on him literally. The TV viewer is covered with these little dots, these little flies. But Seurat knew that, and he painted that back in 1880, but he wanted an effect. ”

— Marshall McLuhan