Posts Tagged ‘John Lennon’

See previous postings on this blog on McLuhan & Lennon:- John Lennon in Conversation with Marshall McLuhan – Marshall McLuhan’s Interview of John Lennon – Marshall McLuhan & John Lennon – New Book: The Beatles and McLuhan: Understanding the Electric Age – 

By Thomas MacFarlane In the 1960s, The Beatles would address like no other musical act a radical shift in the cultural mindset of the late twentieth century. Through tools of “electric technology,” this shift encompassed the decline of visual modes of perception and the emergence of a “way-of-knowing” based increasingly on sound. In this respect, the musical […]

During his final Canadian peace campaign of 1969, John Lennon took part in a number of media engagements. Two occurred on this day, the first at the department of culture and technology at the University of Toronto. CBS-TV, a US television network, scheduled and filmed a summit between Lennon and the Canadian philosopher and academic Marshall McLuhan. […]

Elizabeth McLuhan. Marshall McLuhan and his wife Corinne on a friend’s boat in Toronto, Summer 1980. Source: Special to The Hamilton Spectator Daughter of an icon   –   September 14, 2011 Elizabeth McLuhan knew her father was famous. How could she not? He was the subject of a popular two-line poem (“What are you doin’, Marshall McLuhan?”) on […]

–        From Norman, P. (2009). John Lennon: The Life. Toronto: Random House of Canada. Before leaving Toronto, he and Yoko had a meeting with Marshall McLuhan, guru of the new science of communications, whose famous axiom “the medium is the message” might have been coined especially for them. Why choose Canada as their arena rather […]

Of course John Lennon knew of McLuhan, followed his work, sought him out in Toronto and was later interviewed by McLuhan. More on that in another posting. JOHN LENNON AND MARSHALL McLUHAN, ECHOES IN THE UNIVERSE By: Jan Feldman It was 30 years ago today, well, 30 years ago December, when the light of two pop […]