Philosopher · Scholar · Communication Theorist
Herbert Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) was born in Edmonton, Alberta but spent most of his adult years in Toronto where he raised his family, published extensively and taught at the University of Toronto for 34 years.
McLuhan is popularly known for coining phrases such as “the global village” and “the medium is the message.” His use of aphorisms or “probes” continues to be a well-copied technique to provoke thought and discourse.
His ideas and explorations on the impact of media technology on culture are as relevant and transformative today as they were fifty years ago when he foresaw how technology would transform humanity. In our increasingly mediated digital future his influence will continue to enlighten and inspire us.
For a full biography and bibliography, visit the:
Marshall McLuhan Estate website.
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Find out where McLuhan’s aphorisms might lead you.