Posts Tagged ‘global village’


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 […]



 Sputnik 1 “Since Sputnik and the satellites, the planet is enclosed in a manmade [sic] environment that ends “Nature” and turns the globe into a repertory theater to be programmed”.  – From Cliché to Archetype, 1970 “Since Sputnik put the globe in a ‘proscenium arch,’ and the global village has been transformed into a global theater, the […]



Featuring Professor Elfriede Fürsich (FU Berlin) & Professor Mark Wolfe (University of  Calgary) The Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Embassy of Canada presented a new edition of the discussion series McLuminations with Baruch Gottlieb and Steffi Winkler. In the early 1960s McLuhan sensed the upcoming of a “global village“ as one of the big effects of the […]



Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ (1881 – 1955) Marshall McLuhan acknowledged Teilhard de Chardin as follows in The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962):- “… since our new electric culture provides our lives again with a tribal base. There is available the lyrical testimony of a very Romantic biologist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, in his Phenomenon of Man (p.240): ‘Now, to […]