Marshall McLuhan, Canadian sage of the postmodern age…


Marshall McLuhan, Canadian sage of the postmodern age – died in his sleep on this day in 1980, aged 69…

From his 1969 Playboy interview:

“I expect to see the coming decades transform the planet into an art form; the new man, linked in a cosmic harmony that transcends time and space, will sensuously caress and mold and pattern every facet of the terrestrial artifact as if it were a work of art, and man himself will become an organic art form. There is a long road ahead, and the stars are only way stations, but we have begun the journey. To be born in this age is a precious gift, and I regret the prospect of my own death only because I will leave so many pages of man’s destiny–if you will excuse the Gutenbergian image–tantalizingly unread. But perhaps, as I’ve tried to demonstrate in my examination of the postliterate culture, the story begins only when the book closes.”

via Ordinary Finds

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4 thoughts on “Marshall McLuhan, Canadian sage of the postmodern age…

  1. Xea Baudoin says:
  2. ralph lichtensteiger says:
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  4. Starlarvae says:

    I rescued from cassette this talk that Marshall McLuhan gave at Johns Hopkins University in the mid 1970s. I have not found an audio file of this talk anywhere online. So far as I know it’s an original contribution to the archive of McLuhan audio. Enjoy. Rare McLuhan Audio

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