Don't forget about Russolo and his art of noises from 1913: http://www.hydramag.com/2010/08/27/luigi-russolo-how-the-art-of-noise-revolutionized-20th-century-music/
Good post John. It sets the context nicely for the video - which is abhorrent.
It is a good day for Mediaphiles.
Of course! That phrase was my gateway into all this.
Nancy Baym wrote an interesting piece recently on metaphors used to describe Facebook such as "nation", "homeland", etc. It was in response to the music sharing service Spotify (not available here yet) now requiring all users to have a Facebook account to use the service. To help their reasoning, they equated a mandatory Facebook signup as a"passport", not unlike the failed Microsoft approach all those years ago.
Facebook as a cyber-state requiring its citizenship to frictionlessly share their daily lives?