Monday, March 25, 2013

A Question for my readers…

MARSHALL McLUHAN, the famed media theorist of the 20th century, who coined the phrases "the medium is the message" and "global village," studied and taught at Saint Louis University.

Does anyone have any information regarding McLuhan's time at Saint Louis University?

What is not generally known is that McLuhan was a faithful Catholic, a convert and daily communicant, whose ideas regarding the media were informed by the Catholic sacramental and iconographic systems, where signs and symbols represent greater realities.

His work is still widely regarded today, especially in the fields of cinema and television, although no doubt his ideas are poorly understood.

If anyone has information regarding his stay at SLU, I would appreciate it. I think this would make a good article here.

2 comments:

  1. This person might:

    http://www.google.com.au/reader/view/feed/http%3A%2F%2Fthecorner.co.nz%2Ffeed%2F#stream/feed%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Finspiredangela.wordpress.com%2Ffeed%2F

    Robert
    Perth, Western Australia

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  2. Apologies, wrong link. Here is the right one:

    http://inspiredangela.wordpress.com/

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