McLuhan in an Age of Social Media

McLuhan in an Age of Social Media

LevinsonPAUL LEVINSON
McLuhan in an Age of Social Media
Connected Editions, 2015

With Paul Levinson, Ira Nayman, Hugh Spencer

This essay can be considered a new chapter in my book Digital McLuhan, published in 1999, or before the advent of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and the social media of our age. Marshall McLuhan’s ideas, including hot and cool, the medium is the message, and the tetrad, are applied to help us understand selfies, tweeting, iconic television shows such as The Sorpanos and Mad Men, the Arab Spring, the U.S. Presidential election of 2016, and the Kindle revolution itself.

Paul Levinson, PhD, is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City.

McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
39A Queens Park Crescent E. – Parking available off 121 St. Joseph St. Toronto [map]

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Engaging Community (Inaugural season seminar)

Engaging Community (Inaugural season seminar)

Is there a global village?

Jan25With Rohinton Medhora, Bonnie Rubenstein, Nora Young.

Weekly bull sessions carry on the “Monday Night Seminar” tradition of McLuhan, where open, frank and sometimes explosive exchange takes place in the same intimate Coach House setting where McLuhan once held court. In this up-close and personal environment, a range of participants – academics, business people, scientists, artists, designers and planners – explore the mosaic of the metaphoric city as a source of knowledge and inspiration.

The event is free and open to the public. You are encouraged to register online.

McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
39A Queens Park Crescent E. – Parking available off 121 St. Joseph St. Toronto [map]

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