Marshall McLuhan Centennial


Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) was already a famous Canadian name for my husband and me in our student days at the University of Manitoba where he too received his first degrees. You may have heard the phrases “the medium is the message”, “global village” and many others that he was noted for as a scholar and critic of modern mass communications.

Now you can hear him speak at this new website. We really enjoyed the excellent introduction by Tom Wolfe. (via)

Lots of resources on the net including the official McLuhan site listing all the world-wide events planned for this commemoration year as well as that of the official publisher. Makes me think I need to add some of his books to my reading list. How about you – are you familiar with McLuhan?

February 4, 2011 in Books, Concepts, Culture by Marja-Leena