39A Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto

McLuhan Salon #4: The Digital Unconscious in Videodrome and Beyond

Wednesday March 8, 2017, 10:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West

McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology and TIFF

A Public Lecture followed by Discussion


Catherine Richards 
Alanna Thain                                                                                                
Janine Marchessault 

Prior to our Canada on Screen presentation of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, visual artist Catherine Richards and film and media scholar Alanna Thain join moderator Janine Marchessault for an extended introduction to the film. Part of the McLuhan Salon series, the conversation will explore techno surrealism, which seeks to draw out the prescient aspects of the film — including surveillance, mediatic augmentation, hacking, the continuity between culture and nature — thereby creating connections between Cronenberg’s masterpiece, Marshall McLuhan, and our 21st-century reality. This event is co-presented with TIFF.

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