Posts Tagged ‘global village’

By Nicholas Carr   –   April 21, 2017 Nicholas Carr is the author of “Utopia Is Creepy,” “The Shallows,” and other books.  See http://www.nicholascarr.com/ WELCOME TO the global village. It’s a nasty place. On Easter Sunday, a man in Cleveland filmed himself murdering a random 74-year-old and posted the video on Facebook. The social network took the […]


Primo Conti, Profughe alla stazione (Refugees at the Station) By Patrick Roesle While McLuhan was the person who coined the term “global village” to characterize of our new wired world, today we often load the phrase with idyllic or utopian connotations that McLuhan did not intend. Quite the contrary. During a 1977 interview on TV […]


MyToba.ca, the Manitoba news and information service, published the following comments and a short video of Marshall McLuhan on the last day of 2016. His predictions relate to space exploration, a personalized information service not unlike a combination of Google plus Wikipedia, the unharmonious global village with its loss of secrecy, racial conflict, media as extensions of […]


DESCRIPTION With Anne Michaels, Toronto’s Poet Laureate; Vickery Bowles, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library; and more… McLuhan Salons: Rethinking the Global Village Six bull sessions, six big ideas, six Toronto hot spots This fall the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto is stepping out of the university and into the city, to better […]


Earthrise: The Earth rising above the lunar horizon photographed from the Apollo 10 Lunar Module, looking west in the direction of travel. May, 1969 By Dr. Tim Ball We live in small individual worlds that are composites of information from our senses, societal values, and education. It is not the real world but one deliberately […]


Sketch of McLuhan by Sorel Etrog This paper offers a retrospective of the images McLuhan used after the “Global Village” to characterize and illuminate the evolution of late-twentieth century media landscapes. A variation of this article was published 2011 in the Canadian Journal of Media Studies 9(1): http://cjms.fims.uwo.ca/issues/09-01/Chrystall.pdf. The McLuhan revival of the 1990s saw […]


By David Houle, April 8, 2016 (Thanks to Martin Speer for sharing this article) I have often been asked how I became a futurist. A part of the answer is that, starting in my 20s, I read works by three people who, in my mind, were the greatest futurists of the last third of the 20th century: […]


Marshall McLuhan’s collaboratively-written books, especially the ones published after his death in 1980, do not receive the review and critical attention they deserve, which needs to change. Therefore it was a pleasure to read the following Kirkus Review which, though short, is well-considered, which was published in print in 1989 but only online in 2012. […]


    McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology – University of Toronto added 10 new photos to the album: Monday Night Seminar January 25th – Is There a Global Village? What a wonderful inaugural Monday Night Seminar on community, our digital world, and the global village! Thank you to everyone who came out and for […]


Marshall McLuhan and Tom Wolfe: both writers, both astute observers of modern humanity, and both public figures whose work has, over the years, enjoyed high fashionability and endured high unfashionability. You might think the connection between them ends there. But when the 100th anniversary of McLuhan’s birth and the centennial-celebrating site Marshall McLuhan Speaks came about, whose eloquent introduction […]