Marshall McLuhan, c. 1936
|Born||Herbert Marshall McLuhan|
July 21, 1911
|Died||December 31, 1980 (aged 69)|
|School||Media theory, Toronto School of communication theory|
|The medium is the message, Global Village, hot and cool media|
Herbert Marshall McLuhan,
McLuhan is known for coining the expressions the medium is the message and the global village. Although he was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, his influence began to wane in the early 1970s. In the years after his death, he continued to be a controversial figure in academic circles. With the arrival of the internet, however, there was renewed interest in his work and perspective.
McLuhan's The Gutenberg Galaxy: the making of typographic man (1962) was a history of print, and its effect on society.
A typical idea:
His sayings range from the amusing:
to the mysterious: