Monday Webinar – GLOBAL VILLAGE DAY 2020, Monday, July 20, Noon to Midnight EDT


A 12-Hour McLuhanesque Marathon
Exploring the Post-Pandemic World

Monday, July 20, Noon to Midnight EDT

With special guests from around the world.

Inspired by the innovative thinking of Marshall McLuhan, participants – academics, artists, designers, raconteurs, innovators, and thinkers – from around the globe will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric Global Village in light of the current scenario. The collectivity of our global thought, actions and generational evolution are the defining principles of the global human condition which we wish to explore.

Link to Part 1 (Noon to 6:00 pm EDT):

Link to Part 2 (6:00 pm to Midnight EDT):

Live on The McLuhan Institute YouTube channel as well:
Part 1:
Part 2:

HOST: PAOLO GRANATA – University of Toronto @uStMikes professor. Media ecologist and cultural strategist. Media Ethics Lab Director. Canadian Commission for UNESCO Executive Committee.

12:00 PM EDT – MICHAEL MCLUHAN An internationally known photographer, author and lecturer, Michael’s work is included in the collection of the Canadian Public Archives, and the Loan Collections of both the P.P.A., and the P.P.O.C.

DAVID NOSTBAKKEN – Social entrepreneur who was a student and teaching assistant with Marshall McLuhan, and a McLuhan Centenary Fellow at the University of Toronto 2014-2018, is the President and CEO of the McLuhan Foundation.

—>1:00 PM EDT – LUCA DE BIASE – Chief editor at Nòva24 – Il sole 24 Ore, the innovation section in the main financial newspaper in Italy. James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism 2016.

RYAN BISHOP – Professor of Global Arts and Politics, Co-Director of the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media, Director of Research and Doctoral Research within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.

—>2:00 PM EDT – ANGELA KREWANI – Full professor for Media Studies and Digital Media at the Institut für Medienwissenschaft of the Philipps-Universität in Marburg.

GERRY FIALKA – Artist, writer, and paramedia ecologist, lectures world-wide on experimental film, avant-garde art and subversive social media.

VINICIUS ANDRADE PEREIRA – PhD in Communication Studies by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, is Adjunct Professor at the University of Rio de Janeiro State where he coordinates the post-graduation research program in communication (Technology and Culture).

—>3:00 PM EDT – CARLOS SCOLARI is  a researcher and expert in communication and digital media, interfaces and communication ecology, at the Department of Communication of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He studies new forms of communication arising from the spread of the World Wide Web.

KALINA ROGOZINSKA – University of Szczecin, Poland. In her research activity, she’s focused on the relationships between means of communication prevailing in a given period and social life. She authored Between science and art: Marshall McLuhan’s Theory and Practice of Art.

DUNCAN REYBURN – Associate Professor in the School of the Arts at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa. He is the author of Seeing things as they are: G. K. Chesterton and the drama of meaning (Cascade, 2016).

—>4:00 PM EDT – DERRICK DE KERCKHOVE – Former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto, author of The Skin of Culture and Connected Intelligence. He has recently been teaching in Italy and Spain.

LUCIANE MARIA FADEL & MARIA COLLIER DE MENDONCA – Dr. Luciane Maria Fadel (Professor at the Knowledge Media Area, Graduate Program in Knowledge Engineering and Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina, PPGEGC/ UFSC) Brazil. Dr. Maria Collier de Mendonça (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Knowledge Media Area, Graduate Program in Knowledge Engineering and Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina, PPGEGC/ UFSC).

WILSON OLIVEIRA FILHO – Teacher and researcher at Estacio University (Rio de Janeiro Brazil) since 2005. Ph.D in Social Memory with an internship at the University of Chicago. Multimedia artist and musician, created DUO2x4 with Márcia Bessa in 2012.

—>5:00 PM EDT – ELENA LAMBERTI – Associate Professor, North American Literatures, at the University of Bologna, a specialist of Modernist Literature, Cultural Memory, Literature and Media Ecology, War Literature.

FRANCESCO BENOZZO – Italian poet, musician and philologist. Associate professor at the University of Bologna since 2015; he has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

B.W. POWE – Canadian poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher. His influential writings on Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, and Pierre Trudeau have been widely-praised, as have his poetry and novels, including Outage and These Shadows Remain, longlisted for the ReLit Prize.
—>6:00 PM EDT – GAIL LORD, based in Toronto, experienced, innovative, effective, creative — one of the world’s foremost museum planners. Gail has extensive experience in the museum and cultural sector and brings exceptional vision and knowledge to each of the projects she leads.
MARIO MENDOZA – his life mission and calling is to advocate for a humane global migrant policy that honors global migration as a basic human right. He Founded the nonprofit organization, to gather stories of people living undocumented lives in the United States.

BRUCE ROSENSTEIN – Managing Editor, Leader to Leader. Author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way. is a business leadership blog, dedicated to bringing together leaders to share wealth of knowledge to create meaningful insight.

—>7:00 PM EDT – JEFFREY SCHNAPP, Founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard University and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
ANDREW CHRYSTALL, a [relatively] relaxed individual. School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. His research unfolds from the aesthetic-historical and interdisciplinary approach of Marshall McLuhan, the Toronto School of Communication, and Media Ecology.
NINA CZEGLEDY, formerly of the University of Toronto, an independent media artist, curator and writer, who has collaborated on international projects, produced digital works, and lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals.

—>8:00 PM EDT – DOUGLAS COUPLAND, novelist, short-story writer, essayist, visual artist. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal training. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularized terms such as McJob and Generation X.

ANDREW MCLUHAN – writer, maker, thinker, dreamer. Director of The McLuhan Institute. His first major research project was in the cataloging and evaluation of Marshall McLuhan’s working library, now named to UNESCO’s Memory of the World register, and he has presented widely on the subject.

JENNIFER REID & JARRETT COLE – Director and Assistant Director of the Winnipeg School of Communication, an interdisciplinary collective of media researchers, scholars, and activists who advocate for a Deep Green Media Ecology approach to understanding the current situation on planet Earth.

—>9:00 PM EDT – ARTHUR KROKER, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory, Professor of Political Science, and the Director of the Pacific Centre for Technology (PACTAC) at the University of Victoria.
NIKKI CLARKE – Known as Canada’s Oprah, Nikki is the founder, producer and host of the Nikki Clarke Show. Elected the President of the Ontario Black History Society in 2015. Nikki’s third book, Transforming Lives, One Story at a Time: Powerful Stories of Success and Inspiration, an anthology of empowering reflections was published in 2017.
BILL KUHNS – An Independent McLuhan scholar and author of 16 books, including The Book of Probes (2003), which he collaborated on with Eric McLuhan, and The Post-Industrial Prophets (1971). He is presently working on two books on McLuhan, a comprehensive collection of McLuhan probe quotes and a graphic biography of McLuhan. He is also working with the National Film Board on a film about McLuhan.

—>10:00 PM EDT – HENRY JENKINS – Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California. He is the author and/or editor of 20 books on various aspects of media and popular culture.

HENRY GOMEZ – Known as King Cosmos, he is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian- Canadian musician, actor and educator. Born and raised in Princess Town, Trinidad, today he is recognized as one of Canada’s best known performers of Caribbean music.

SUSAN DRUCKER & GARY GUMPERT – Directors and  founders of the Urban Communication Foundation. Susan Drucker the Lawrence Stessin Distinguished Professor in Journalism and Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, & Public Relations. Gary Gumpert is Emeritus Professor of Communication at Queens College of the City University of New York

KATSURA HATTORI – Japanese editor. After studying in MIT Media Lab, he worked as editor for computer magazines ASAHI pasokon and Doors.

—>11:00 PM EDT – RUBAL KANOZIA – Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Media Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda India. He is a member IAMCR, IECA & Google News Initiative Trainer of Debunking Fake News in India.

RIWAJ MOKTAN – The United North East ‘TUNE’, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. Author or Kancha Chora The Youngest Son.


With special guests and friends: Luigi Ferrara, Paul Levinson, Bob Logan, Alex Kuskis, Donna Halper, Barry Vacker, Junichi Miyazawa, Andrey Mir, Jean-François Vallée, and more…

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