McLuhan in Europe 2011

Marshall McLuhan, based on 1972 by Lou Forsdale / LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA

transmediale, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada Berlin and the Marshall McLuhan Salon are presenting a key weekend event celebrating the legacy of Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Part of the McLuhan in Europe 2011 network of events initiated by transmediale, Berlin’s Centennnial Weekend will take place May 27 - 29 at the Embassy of Canada and Marshall McLuhan Salon.

Marshall McLuhan & students 1973 Photo: Robert Lansdale LIBRARY & ARCHIVE CANADA
Sun 29.05.
Special event

The Marshall McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy Berlin houses an extensive archive of video documentation and original broadcasts featuring legendary Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan. Unique introductions to McLuhan's work and ideas these documents generate McLuminations, a special series of three ‘illuminated screening’ events during the McLuhan Centennial year, directed by Baruch Gottlieb of the Vilém Flusser Archive (UdK Berlin).

The Medium is the Massage
Fri 27.05.
Special event

This international academic conference is curated by Prof. Dieter Daniels of the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig and will consist of keynotes and leading thinkers in the field exploring Marshall McLuhan’s unique take on senory effects of electronic media as “extensions of man” and his legacy on artistic and digital cultural practice.

transmediale, in collaboration with the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, together with a network of selected European and Canadian partners are preparing a major event in the context of the 100th anniversary in 2011 of the birth of Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

Fri 14.05.

The McLuhan in Europe 2011 inaugural lecture was delivered by Darren Wershler at FutureEverything.

>>> watch the video!