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Unbuttoned McLuhan! An intimate exploration of Marshall McLuhans ideas in his own words

In the last twenty years of his life, Marshall McLuhan published - often in collaboration with others - a series of books that established his reputation as the pre-eminent seer of the modern age. It was McLuhan who made the distinction between “hot” and “cool” media. It was he who observed that “the medium is the message” and who tossed off dozens of other equally memorable phrases from “the global village” and “pattern recognition” to “feedback” and “iconic” imagery.

McLuhan was far more than a pithy-phrase maker, however. He foresaw - at a time when the personal computer was a teckie fantasy - that the world would be brought together by the internet. He foresaw the transformations that would be wrought by digital technology. He understood, before any of his contemporaries, the consequences of the revolution that television and the computer were bringing about. In many ways, were still catching up to him.

In Understanding Me, Stephanie McLuhan and David Staines have brought together eighteen previously unpublished lectures and interviews by or involving Marshall McLuhan. They have in common the informality and accessibility of the spoken word. In every case, the text is the transcript taken down from the film, audio, or video tape of the actual encounters - this is not what McLuhan wrote but what he said. The result is a revelation: the seer who often is thought of as aloof and obscure is shown to be funny, spontaneous, and easily understood.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Stephanie McLuhan is an independent television producer based in Toronto.

David Staines is Dean of Arts at University of Ottawa, an English professor specializing in Canadian literature, and general editor of McClelland & Stewarts New Canadian Library.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771055461
Subtitle:
Lectures and Interviews
Author:
Mcluhan
Author:
McLuhan, Marshall
Author:
Mcluhan, Herbert Marshall
Author:
Staines, David
Author:
Wolfe, Tom
Author:
McLuhan, Stephanie
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Subject:
General Technology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.9 x 1.1 in 1.05 lb

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