Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)
An online photo album, linked to explanatory notes, depicting the life and work of Canadian scholar of media, literature and education, Marshall McLuhan. "I…
Counterblast - by Marshall McLuhan & W Terrence Gordon (Hardcover)
About the Book In the same year that Wyndham Lewis published Self Condemned, Marshall McLuhan took inspiration from Lewiss journal BLAST and produced COUNTERBLAST, intended, like Self Condemned, to shake the city of Toronto out of its smugness, complacency, and spiritu Book Synopsis Experimental in character and laced with satire and wit, 'Counterblast' is a collection of the writings of 1960s media guru Marshall McLuhan which focus on the human condition in the electronic age.
Why we must embrace geoengineering and other technologies to stop the climate crisis
In a Playboy interview the 1960s, McLuhan, a media theorist, presented his view that by circling the planet with sensors and satellites we had put an end to nature. He was referring to instantaneous and accelerating global communication, but predicted other imminent technological advances such as regulating the release of media content to address social needs or constructing air-jet walls to adjust room temperature.
The Christian Humanism of Marshall McLuhan ~ The Imaginative Conservative
“I am a Thomist for whom the sensory order resonates with the divine Logos. … Analogy is not concept. It is community. It is resonance. It is inclusive. It is the cognitive process itself. That is the analogy of the divine Logos. … [I]mmediate analogical awareness … begins in the senses and is derailed by concepts or ideas.”
Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan
Douglas Coupland is the author of Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work!, a pithy biography of the Canadian professor and communication theorist. McLuhan, who was born in 1911, is perhaps best known for coining the phrase “the medium is the message” and for anticipating the Internet decades before its arrival. Earlier this month, Coupland answered a few questions about his work as a biographer and what drew him to McLuhan.
Marshall McLuhan on the TODAY Show
The "wealth of general ideas" McLuhan scattered throughout the field continues to be explored and is often reiterated (knowingly or not) by other thinkers. He was an interesting and unique character, and is regarded as a serious philosopher within the Philosophy community.