Marshall McLuhan - Prophet des Global Village

21.07.2011 von Antonio Anta Brink

Marshall McLuhan wurde am 21. Juli 1911 im kandadischen Edmonton geboren. Als Philosoph und Literatur-Professor lieferte er wichtige Impulse für die Medientheorie und Medienwissenschaft.
  • The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village. (The Gutenberg Galaxy, 1962, S. 31)
  • When technology extends one of our senses, a new translation of culture occurs as swiftly as the new technology is interiorized. (The Gutenberg Galaxy, 1962, S. 40)
  • The portability of the book, like that of the easel-painting, added much to the new cult of individualism.  (The Gutenberg Galaxy, 1962, S. 206)
  • Heidegger surf-boards along on the electronic wave as triumphantly as Descartes rode the mechanical wave. (The Gutenberg Galaxy, 1962, S. 248)
  • Once we have surrendered our senses and nervous systems to the private manipulation of those who would try to benefit from taking a lease on our eyes and ears and nerves, we don't really have any rights left. Leasing our eyes and ears and nerves to commercial interests is like handing over the common speech to a private corporation, or like giving the earth's atmosphere to a company as a monopoly. (Understanding Media, 1964)

Marshall McLuhan Speaking Freely 1977

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