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About Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan was a renowned Canadian philosopher of communication theory, author and professor of English who gained worldwide reputation for coining terms like “global village”, “the medium is the message” and “hot and cold media”. He predicted the birth of the World Wide Web almost three decades before it was invented. His most notable works include 1964's Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man and 1967's The Medium Is the Message: An Inventory of Effects.
He was the son of Elsie Naomi and Herbert Ernest McLuhan. He had a younger brother named Maurice McLuhan. He married Corinne Lewis in 1939. The couple had two sons and four daughters.
In the late 1960s, he suffered from a brain tumor.
He was cast as himself in Woody Allen's 1977 multiple Oscar-winning romantic comedy film Annie Hall.
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Famous quotes by Marshall McLuhan
A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.Marshall McLuhan
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.Marshall McLuhan
Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.Marshall McLuhan
Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.Marshall McLuhan
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.Marshall McLuhan
Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.Marshall McLuhan
Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.Marshall McLuhan
Art is anything you can get away with.Marshall McLuhan
As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of 'do it yourself.'Marshall McLuhan
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.Marshall McLuhan
Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.Marshall McLuhan
Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.Marshall McLuhan
I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.Marshall McLuhan
If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.Marshall McLuhan
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.Marshall McLuhan
It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.Marshall McLuhan
Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think.Marshall McLuhan
Money is a poor man's credit card.Marshall McLuhan
Money is just the poor man's credit card.Marshall McLuhan
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.Marshall McLuhan
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.Marshall McLuhan
Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.Marshall McLuhan
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam.Marshall McLuhan
The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds.Marshall McLuhan
The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.Marshall McLuhan
The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium - that is, of any extension of ourselves - result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.Marshall McLuhan
The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.Marshall McLuhan
The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.Marshall McLuhan
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.Marshall McLuhan
We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan's Popularity
Marshall McLuhan was a famous Canadian author and theorist, who was born on July 21, 1911. As a person born on this date, Marshall McLuhan is listed in our database as the 21st most popular celebrity for the day (July 21) and the 10th most popular for the year (1911).
People born on July 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Marshall McLuhan is the 841st most popular Cancer.
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