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January 28, 2013

Marshall McLuhan Foundation

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Many consider his writings anticipated network and its social impact. The Canadian thinker has become popular culture guru. Twitter is filled with messages reminding him. Canada celebrated Thursday the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marshall McLuhan, the theorist of communication who coined terms such as the global village and the medium is the message, and many consider anticipated Internet and its social impact. In his hometown, Edmonton, University of Alberta l intends to proclaim July 21 the day of Marshall McLuhan in honor of the Professor of English literature who became the decades of the 1960s and 70 in the guru of popular culture and electronic media. The proclamation of the day of Marshall McLuhan is the culmination of almost two months of events dedicated to remember and study the work of the thinker which produced titles such as The Mechanical Bride (1951), The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964) or The Medium is the Message (1967). But the tributes are also spreading in new media that McLuhan, who died in Toronto on December 31, 1980, predicted more than 40 years ago. In the last hours Twitter is filled with messages reminding the Canadian author: the message is: happy 100 birthday, Marshall McLuhan! wrote one user on Twitter.

The global village is here the foundation of Marshall McLuhan, who is depositary of their copyright, keeps live Internet thinker with a Twitter account in which, among other messages, periodically placed his phrases fulfilling, of course, the rule of the 140 characters of the social network. On its website, the Marshall McLuhan Foundation has placed a message to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the thinker which points out that the global village is here. The prestigious American magazine Wired, specializing in technology, has found a particular way of paying tribute to McLuhan declaring his Holy pattern. Source of the news: Canada and Internet are celebrating the centenary of Marshall McLuhan, the father of the global village

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