West Awake: A Symposium on McLuhan & the Arts, University of Winnipeg, Sept. 28, 2018


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A day of free communications and media programming. Featuring creative and scholarly presentations, film screenings, and a book launch.

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Primarily understood as a communication theorist and philosopher of media, Marshall McLuhan talked about the various technologies of communication, printing, film, photography, theatre, and dance. His predictions from the 1960s, many of which have come to pass, were prophetic and controversial during their time and remain relevant in disciplines beyond the bounds of media studies.

The Symposium

Presenters include Matthew FlisfederJason Hannan and Kathy Buddle-Crowe with film work by Jarett ColeGordon Pepper and Richard Altman. Topics range from McLuhan and urban theory to the connection between McLuhan and the cyberculture of the 1990s.

Imaginations Book Launch

Imaginations is a multilingual, open-access journal of international visual cultural studies. It is published twice yearly and is double-blind peer-reviewed. As a knowledge democracy project, Imaginations is free to submit to and free to read. A print version of issue 8-3 “Marshall McLuhan And The Arts” will launch at West Awake. (UW Faculty of Education Publishing)

For the Contents of Marshall McLuhan And the Arts see https://goo.gl/zECfqZ


There will also be presentations including that of Howard R. Engel of Red River College about the Design in Depth Exhibition of Robert R. Reid’s typographic ephemera at Red River College Library titled “McLuhan in curatorial spaces.”

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