The Medium is the Massage: Marshall McLuhan and his legacy

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Marshall McLuhan's birth. The media visionary was ahead of his time and to commemorate the centennial many current visionaries have taken a look at his legacy:

Brain Pickings introduces us to Marshall McLuhan Speaks, a comprehensive website full of McLuhan content, and shares video of Tom Wolfe discussing McLuhan.

Open Culture brings us Norman Mailer & Marshall McLuhan debating "the electronic age" & Marshall McLuhan "The World is a Global Village." 

The Guardian's newly launched podcast The Big Ideas explores the communication theorist most famous line and the typo that inspired the title of this post. 

The Globe and Mail proclaim The return of Marshall McLuhan.

Nieman Journalism Labs takes a look at McLuhan in his time and ours

And lastly, fellow Canadian and idiosyncratic writer Douglas Coupland looks at the life of McLuhan like only he can convey in the fantastic quasi-biography Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work.


Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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