Imaginations 8-3: Special Issue on Marshall McLuhan & the Arts

07Dec17

MARSHALL MCLUHAN AND THE ARTS
“The artist tends now to move from the ivory tower to the control tower of society”. —Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media (1964)

Editors | Adam Lauder and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers

This special issue exploring “Marshall McLuhan and the arts” encourages new approaches to the study of McLuhan’s influential theses on perception, design, and the built environment as well as the artist’s changing role in postindustrial society. Submissions try to excavate previously unknown, or lesser-known, narratives and linkages, and/or engage contemporary resonances and possibilities for intersection with current critical theories and debates.

Recent years have been witness to McLuhan’s re-emergence as a major interdisciplinary thinker whose writings bridge the study of communication, culture, and technology. The computational, materialist and sensorial foci of his thought offer suggestive alternatives to approaches and assumptions embedded in the linguistic turn. Our volume includes papers that explore his work on design, perception, and visualization as well as how his insights continue to inform or otherwise connect up with current art and design production as well as theories about their place and meaning in contemporary culture…

Marshall McLuhan and the Arts after the Speculative Turn | Adam Lauder and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers

Printing a Film to Make it Resonate: Sorel Etrog and Marshall McLuhan’s Spiral | Elena Lamberti

Mansaram and Marshall McLuhan: Collaboration in Collage Art | Alexander Kuskis

Critique, texte et art contemporain. Repenser l’héritage de Marshall McLuhan aujourd’hui | Adina Balint

Songlines, not Stupor: Cheryl L’Hirondelle’s nikamon ohci aski: songs because of the land as Technological Citizenship on the Lands Currently Called “Canada” | Jessica Jacobson-Konefall, May Chew, and Daina Warren

McLuhan’s Photographic Gestalt (and the project of the object world) | Tom McGlynn

L(a)ying with Marshall McLuhan: Media Theory as Hoax Art | Henry Adam Svec

Marshall McLuhan’s Counterenvironment within the Stream of Defamiliarization | Kenneth Allan

Our World: McLuhan’s Idea of Globalized Presence as the Prehistory of Computational Temporality | Mohammad Salemy

Assembling the (Non)Human: The Animal as Medium | Jody Berland

The Designscapes of Harley Parker: Print and Built Environments | Gary Genosko

This issue is located at https://goo.gl/yp4nnE


Contributors

Guest Editors: Jaqueline McLeod Rogers and Adam Lauder
Editor-in-Chief: Sheena Wilson
Managing Editors: Brent Ryan Bellamy
English Substantive and Copy Editor: Shama Rangwala
French Translator: Ève Robidoux-Descary
French Editor: Dominique Laurent
Web Editor: Brent Ryan Bellamy
PDF Layout and Design: John Montague
Featured Image: Tom McGlynn, Painted-Over Crosswalk, Jersey City, 2016

8-3 Full Issue PDF Coming Soon | http://dx.doi.org/10.17742/IMAGE.LD.8.2.3



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