“Lines of Thought” – McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology in Conjunction with the 15th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association in Toronto

13Jun14

Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

Friday June 20th

Reception 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Lines of Thought, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Curators: John Oswald & Dominique Scheffel-Dunand

An evening presenting McLuhanesque thinkers in a unique combination of soliloquies and dialogues, probing afresh the interaction of technology and culture in the 21st century. The live audience will be invited to respond and interact electronically.

This event is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s iconic text Understanding Media, and to pay tribute to McLuhan by nourishing conversations on the new world views that are shaping contemporary imagination and shouldering questions on what matters now and next.

6:00-7:15 Welcome Reception
Sponsors: St. Michael’s College & The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute – University of Toronto.
Welcoming remarks: Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Domenico Pietropaolo, Principal, St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto
Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Director, Faculty of Information, McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto
Special Guest: Howard R. Engel, Director, The Marshall McLuhan Initiative, St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba

7:30-9:30 p.m. Plenary Session: Lines of Thought

Participants: Sandra Braman (Author of Change of State: Information, Policy, and Power & Poet); Liz Dowdeswell Thought leader & practitioner in international development); Arsinée Khanjia (Armenian-Canadian actress and producer who often works with her husband, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan); Derrick de Kerckhove (McLuhan translator and scholar & Professor); Abdul Khan (Global leader in Information & Communication for Development);Joshua Meyrowitz (Author of No Sense of Place & Professor); David Nostbakken (Media entrepreneur & McLuhan Centenary Fellow); John Oswald (Media artist & Composer);Sandy Pearlman (Music producer and creator & Professor);Greg Power (Public Relations & Communications Professional); David Rokeby (Artist in Visual and video art); Dominique Sheffel-Dunand (Director, McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology & Professor)

Sponsors: St. Michaels’ College in the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Music & The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto

MEA Conference participants & all others are requested to RSVP by June 18, 2014 to confirm your attendance via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lines-of-thought-tickets-3298286263

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How to Get to Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto 

Subway Directions: Most people will be taking the subway from Ryerson to the University of Toronto. From Dundas Station take the train southbound towards Downsview to Museum Station, then refer to map on page 20 of the MEA Conference Program. Especially if shared between a group of people, taking a taxi may also be a reasonable possibility. Because it will be rush hour, delegates should leave themselves plenty of time for the trip. The one-way subway fare is $3 CDN, so it will cost $6 to go there and back.

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