Paul Levinson
Neil Strauss
Timothy Leary
Richard McKeon
Marcel Duchamp
(Visual Arts)
University of Toronto

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Marshall McLuhan

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Marshall McLuhan

Canadian philosopher of communication theory add

Category: Philosophy

Born in 1911.

Countries: United States (60%), Canada (16%), France (8%)

Main connections: Paul Levinson, Neil Strauss, Timothy Leary

Linked to: Saint Louis University, University of Manitoba, Assumption University, Fordham University




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Marshall McLuhan was born in 1911 add something


After Herbert's discharge from the army in 1915, the McLuhan family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Marshall grew up and went to school, attending Kelvin Technical School before enrolling in the University of Manitoba in 1928 add something


His interest in the critical study of popular culture was influenced by the 1933 book "Culture and Environment" by F. R. Leavis and Denys Thompson, and the title "The Mechanical Bride" is derived from a piece by the Dadaist artist, Marcel Duchamp add something


He entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge in the Fall of 1934, where he studied under I. A. Richards and F. R. Leavis, and was influenced by New Criticism add something


From 1937 to 1944 he taught English at Saint Louis University add something


At the end of March 1937, McLuhan completed what was a slow, but total conversion process, when he was formally received into the Roman Catholic Church add something


In 1940 the McLuhans returned to Saint Louis University, where he continued teaching and they started a family add something


He was awarded a Ph.D. in December 1943 add something


Richard McKeon - McKeon was cited extensively in Marshall McLuhan's 1943 doctoral dissertation "The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of His Time"


Returning to Canada, from 1944 to 1946 McLuhan taught at Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario, Ontario add something


He produced an important journal, "Explorations", with Edmund Carpenter, throughout the 1950s add something


In the early 1950s, McLuhan began the Communication and Culture seminars, funded by the Ford Foundation, at the University of Toronto add something


Although he was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, his influence began to wane in the early 1970s add something


McLuhan was credited with coining the phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out" by its popularizer, Timothy Leary in the 1960s add something


The recording consists of a pastiche of statements made by McLuhan "interrupted" by other speakers, including people speaking in various phonations and falsettos, discordant sounds and 1960s incidental music in what could be considered a deliberate attempt to translate the disconnected images seen on TV into an audio format, resulting in the prevention of a connected stream of conscious thought add something


McLuhan's "The Gutenberg Galaxy" won Canada's highest literary award, the Governor-General's Award for Non-Fiction, in 1962 add something


Globalization - Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan popularized the term "Global Village" beginning in 1962


As his reputation grew, he received a growing number of offers from other universities and, to keep him, the university created the Centre for Culture and Technology in 1963 add something


University of Toronto - Since 1963, the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of the Faculty of Information has carried the mandate for teaching and advancing the Toronto School


Much enamoured with McLuhan's work, Feigen and Gossage arranged for McLuhan to meet with editors of several major New York magazines in May 1965 at the Lombardy Hotel in New York add something


In August 1965, Feigen and Gossage held what they called a "McLuhan festival" in the offices of Gossage's advertising agency in San Francisco add something


Gustave Flaubert - In his May 7, 1966 public lecture at the Kaufmann Art Gallery in New York, Marshall McLuhan claimed that, "I derived all my knowledge of media from people like Flaubert and Rimbaud and Baudelaire


McLuhan biographer Philip Marchand called the recording "the 1967 equivalent of a McLuhan video add something


In 1969 "Playboy" magazine published a lengthy interview with him add something


In 1970, McLuhan was made a Companion of the Order of Canada add something


Tony Schwartz (sound archivist) - Considered a guru of the newly emerging "electronic media" by Marshall McLuhan, Schwartz ushered in a new age of media study in the 1970s


Frederick Wilhelmsen - Wilhelmsen enjoyed a lively friendship and correspondence with Marshall McLuhan, who spent time at the University of Dallas in the 1970s


He is mentioned by name in a Peter Gabriel-penned lyric in the song "Broadway Melody of 1974" add something


In 1975 the University of Dallas hosted him from April to May, appointing him to the McDermott Chair add something


McLuhan remained at the University of Toronto through 1979, spending much of this time as head of his Centre for Culture and Technology add something


In September 1979 he suffered a stroke, which affected his ability to speak add something


A new centre known as the "McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology", formed soon after his death in 1980, is the successor to McLuhan's "Centre for Culture and Technology" at the University of Toronto and since 1994 it has been part of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information add something


Despite his death in 1980, someone claiming to be McLuhan was posting on a "Wired" mailing list in 1996 add something

Marshall McLuhan died in 1980 add something


He never fully recovered from the stroke, and died in his sleep on December 31, 1980 add something


B. W. Powe - Powe received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1981; he studied there with Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye


From 1983 until 2008, the McLuhan Program was under the direction of Dr. Derrick de Kerckhove who was McLuhan's student and translator add something


In a 1988 interview with Neil Strauss, Leary stated that slogan was "given to him" by McLuhan during a lunch in New York City add something


Timothy Leary - In a 1988 interview with Neil Strauss, Leary stated that slogan was "given to him" by Marshall McLuhan during a lunch in New York City


Furthermore, when Wired interviewed him in 1995, Debray stated that he views McLuhan more as a poet than a historian, a master of intellectual collage rather than a systematic analyst add something


Stefano Cagol - In 1998 he took part in the Marshall McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology in Toronto


Paul Levinson's 1999 book "Digital McLuhan" explores the ways that McLuhan's work can be better understood through the lens of the digital revolution add something


Walter J. Ong - According to Adrian Johns' foreword to the 2004 edition, Ong was urged to research Ramus after his graduate mentor, Marshall McLuhan had no particular interest in Ong's original subject, Gerard Manley Hopkins


Since 2008 Professor Dominique Scheffel-Dunand has been Director of the Program add something


"Enculturation", December, 2011 add something


New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014 add something


Sandy Pearlman - He was the Schulich Distinguished Professor Chair at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, and from August 2014 held a Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship at the Coach House Institute of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information as part of the CHI's McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology


In May 2016 the Coach House Institute was renamed the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology; its Interim Director is Seamus Ross add something


Professor Sharma's thematic for the 2017-2018 Monday Night Seminars at the McLuhan Centre is MsUnderstanding Media which extends and introduces feminist approaches to technology to McLuhan's formulations of technology and culture add something


Paul Levinson - He has spoken at hundreds of science fiction conventions and international academic conferences and symposia, most recently at Heliosphere 2017 , and including dozens of talks around the world to commemorate the centennial of Marshall McLuhan's birth and 50th anniversary of the publication of McLuhan's seminal work, "Understanding Media"