McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology Seminar & Workshop, November 9 & 11, The Coach House, Toronto

02Nov15

New Coach Hose

Monday Night Seminar – On Being: Future(s): Where is belief and meaning in the rapidly changing digital world?

With Mark Kingwell and Mathew Ingram 
Monday, November 9, 6:00 pm to 8:00 PM

Location: The Coach House, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

MARK KINGWELL is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine in New York. He is the author or co-author of seventeen books of political, cultural and aesthetic theory, including the national bestsellers Better Living (1998), The World We Want (2000), Concrete Reveries (2008), and Glenn Gould (2009). In addition to many scholarly articles, his writing has appeared in more than 40 mainstream publications. Professor Kingwell’s last book was a collection of essays on politics, Unruly Voices
(2012); a new collection of his essays, Measure Yourself Against the Earth, appeared in October 2015.

MATHEW INGRAM is a senior writer at Fortune magazine, where he writes about the evolution of media and the social Web. Until March of 2015 he was a senior writer at Gigaom.com, one of the leading technology blog networks in the United States, based in San Francisco and
founded in 2006 by former Forbes and Business 2.0 writer Om Malik. He writes about the evolution of media and content and all that involves, including social media, Google, and the web in general — plus anything else that comes along. Up until January 2010, he worked for The Globe and Mail, a daily national newspaper based in Toronto.
Registration is free. Reserve a spot here: http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/events/

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Workshop: The Case of the Surplus Music

Wenesday, November 11, 2:00pm to 6:00 pm

Sandy Pearlman, McLuhan Centenary Fellow & Don McLean, University of Toronto
The Fatal Interface Shock Resulting, Some Object Lessons in the Transition From An Analog to a Digital Value System. “On the one hand information wants to be expensive…On the other hand, information wants to be free…,” Brand’s Paradox, originally stated by Stewart Brand to Steve Wozniak (1984).

Registration is free. Reserve a spot here: http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/events/

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New Explorations Group

Wednesday 11 November, 7:00-9:00 pm
Modes of Consciousness & Training in Sensibility

How can (or should) we abandon concepts in order to take the Real full in the face? Can we steal or borrow or put on McLuhan’s Jedi erceptual ability? Suggested readings/viewings: War and Peace in the Global Village (1968) by Marshall McLuhan “Education as a Training of the Senses: McLuhan’s Pedagogical Enterprise” by Norm Friesen (a pdf of the latter can be downloaded from: http://enculturation.net/education-as-a-training

Registration is free. Reserve a spot here: http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/events/

 

 

 

 

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