David Orrell to Deliver transmediale’s 2015 Marshall McLuhan Lecture in Berlin


David Orrell - Economy and Finance  speaker

transmediale – festival for art and digital culture berlin

Marshall McLuhan Lecture 2015, Berlin

Money is the Message”
Lecturer: David Orrell
Embassy of Canada to Germany, Thursday, January 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

The transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture is offered in cooperation between transmediale and the Embassy of Canada in Berlin. Each year, transmediale invites a Canadian cultural figure, whose work expands on McLuhan’s media theories in the context of contemporary culture and society.

transmediale – Capture All takes place from January 28 to February 01, 2015, in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in the centre of Berlin.

This year the McLuhan Lecture will be given by David Orrell, a mathematician specializing in systems economics and author of best-selling studies such as “Apollo’s Arrow: The Science of Prediction” and “The Future of Everything.” Orrell will deliver a lecture titled “Money is the Message” that picks up on McLuhan’s idea that money is a medium for social interaction.

The lecture looks at the origins of money; explores its often-paradoxical properties; asks how money went missing from mainstream economics; shows why modern fiat currencies are transmedia; peers into the future of currencies; and – in the spirit of McLuhan – draws on everything from ancient philosophy, to modern scientific theories such as complexity, to decode money’s mysterious but enchanting message.

The lecture is given in English language. The entrance is free; a pre-registration at the Canadian Embassy (E-Mail info@mcluhan-salon.de) or transmediale festival organization (E-Mail info@transmediale.de) is desired. Please present a valid photo-ID at the door and allow sufficient time for Embassy security. Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Venue: Embassy of Canada to Germany, Berlin
Ebertstr. 14
D – 10117 Berlin
tel: +49 – 30 – 20312393

transmediale office
Klosterstr. 68
D – 10179 Berlin
tel: +49 (0)30 24 749 761 (Mon-Fri 10:00-14:00)
fax: +49 (0)30 24 749 763

My thanks to my colleague Martin Speer for providing this information.

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