Invitation to Monday Night Webinar on Facebook or YouTube – Monday, May 4, 8 to 10 PM


PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age

During this time of physical distancing, we all miss the joy of getting together, engaging in authentic real-time conversations, ultimately being part of a living community. 
Join us for the second Monday Night Webinar – PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age – live on Facebook and YouTube, Monday MAY 4th, 8:00-10:00 PM EST.

Hosted by Paolo Granata
Special guests:
Howard Rheingold, Derrick de Kerckhove, Robert K. Logan, Mathew Ingram

The idea is simple. In response to the state of physical distancing and isolation, it’s time to bring back the McLuhan’s tradition of weekly Monday Night sessions in a brand new format: The Monday Night Webinars!

In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants – academics, artists, designers, raconteurs, innovators, and thinkers – will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global crisis, as a source of knowledge and inspiration.

LINKS to the live stream:

Marshall McLuhan Facebook Group

The McLuhan Institute YouTube Channel 

Biographies of the Guest Speakers 

Howard Rheingold is an American critic, writer, and teacher, known for his specialties on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing).

Derrick de Kerckhove is the author of The Skin of Culture and Connected Intelligence and Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Toronto. He was the Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology from 1983 until 2008. Since 2007 he has been teaching and doing research at universities in Italy.

Robert K. Logan with his PhD in Physics from MIT became a physics professor in 1968 at the U of Toronto, where he  has been a Professor Emeritus since 2005. Besides teaching math-based physics courses, he taught an interdisciplinary course in The Poetry of Physics, which led to his collaboration with Marshall McLuhan and his research in media ecology and the evolution of language. His best-known works are The Alphabet Effect based on a paper co-authored with McLuhan, The Sixth Language: Learning a Living in the Internet Age and The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind and Culture.

Mathew Ingram is currently the chief digital writer at the Columbia Journalism Review in New York. Prior to that he was a senior writer at Fortune magazine, where he wrote about the evolution of media and the social Web, and before that he was a senior writer at Gigaom, at the time one of the leading technology blog networks in the USA. He wrote about the evolution of media and content and all that involves, including social media, Google, and the web in general. Up until January 2010, he worked for The Globe and Mail, the daily national newspaper of Canada based in Toronto, for about 15 years.

A McLuhan Seminar at the Coach House, 1973

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