An Evening of Marshall McLuhan & Bucky Fuller in Rotterdam

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Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller 
Two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and sadly two of the most under-appreciated. 
This is a great article showcasing several letters written by Marshall McLuhan to his contemporaries, from Tom Wolfe to Buckminster Fuller. It is a fantastic read.
http://thisrecording.com/today/2011/10/27/in-which-we-know-nothing-of-his-work.html

Marshall McLuhan & Buckminster Fuller 

Friday 23 May    
20:00 – 22:00 
Arminius, Rotterdam

Buckminster Fuller is hard to classify. He is either engineer or architect or inventor or discoverer or geographer or mathematician or all of these. He was born in another century, and it seems clear that he is working on ideas which relate to the next century. In his own words, one could say he is a ‘Comprehensive Man’.

Television is cool and radio is hot, that’s the message, and the medium is Marshall McLuhan. Like most of McLuhan’s writing, his statements are pithy, apparently simple and provocative to the point of being outrageous. Marshall McLuhan studies the media as a way of understanding what makes us live the way we do. He is concerned with all media but he is best known as the prophet of the electronic revolution. See more at: http://tinyurl.com/l3772wq

Buckminster Fuller and McLuhan

Buckminster Fuller & Marshall McLuhan in front of René Cera’s painting Pied Pipers All (Image: Dick Darrell/Getstock) See http://tinyurl.com/3vyboez

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One Response to “An Evening of Marshall McLuhan & Bucky Fuller in Rotterdam”

  1. Reblogged this on Xingu, Volume 2 and commented:
    Just imagine! The ideas! To have been there . . .


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