Happy Birthday, Marshall McLuhan

Friday, July 22, 2011


Marshall McLuhan, born 100 years ago this week, became an academic celebrity by examining our relationship with media. He argued “that we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back at the hugely influential ideas of an enigmatic man.


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Comments [2]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

In 9th grade my junior high school gave me a reading comprehension course which amounted to speed reading, a fad Evelyn Wood promoted. It was the perfect technique with which to approach McLuhan's books, literally fanning the pages before ones eyes repeatedly in a bookstore. It is intellectual osmosis much like with the works of Teilhard de Chardin, another far more disdained intellectual of the period. As an already devoted Asimov reader and son of a market researcher, he found a ready eye in me. We are the change we've been waiting for!

Jul. 26 2011 10:57 PM
McLir from Ann Arbor

What a fine segment on McLuhan. Thanks!

Jul. 24 2011 11:11 PM

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