PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age
During this time of physical distancing, we all miss the joy of getting
together, engaging in authentic real-time conversations, ultimately being
part of a living community.
Join us for the second Monday Night Webinar PandeMedia and Folklores
from the Lockdown Age´s live on Facebook and YouTube, Monday MAY 4th,
8:00-10:00 PM EST.*
Hosted by Paolo Granata
Special guests:Howard Rheingold, Derrick de Kerckhove, Robert K. Logan,
The idea is simple. In response to the state of physical distancing and
isolation, it?s time to bring back the McLuhan?s tradition of weekly Monday
Night sessions in a brand new format: The Monday Night Webinars!
In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of
participants ? academics, artists, designers, raconteurs, innovators, and
thinkers ? will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in
light of the current global crisis, as a source of knowledge and
LINKS to the live stream:
Marshall McLuhan Facebook Group:
The McLuhan Institute YouTube Channel:
Biographies of the Guest Speakers *
*Howard Rheingold is an American critic, writer, and teacher, known for
his specialties on the cultural, social and political implications of
modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual
communities <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_community> (a term he is
credited with inventing).
Derrick de Kerckhove is the author of The Skin of Culture and Connected
Intelligence and Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Toronto. He
was the Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology from 1983
until 2008. Since 2007 he has been teaching and doing research at
universities in Italy.
Robert K. Logan with his PhD in Physics from MIT became a physics
professor in 1968 at the U of Toronto, where he has been a Professor
Emeritus since 2005. Besides teaching math-based physics courses, he
taught an interdisciplinary course in The Poetry of Physics, which led to
his collaboration with Marshall McLuhan and his research in media ecology
and the evolution of language. His best-known works are The Alphabet
Effect *based on a paper co-authored with McLuhan, *The Sixth Language:
Learning a Living in the Internet Age *and *The Extended Mind: The
Emergence of Language, the Human Mind and Culture.
Mathew Ingram is currently the chief digital writer at the Columbia
Journalism Review in New York. Prior to that he was a senior writer at
Fortune magazine, where he wrote about the evolution of media and the
social Web, and before that he was a senior writer at Gigaom, at the time
one of the leading technology blog networks in the USA. He wrote about the
evolution of media and content and all that involves, including social
media, Google, and the web in general. Up until January 2010, he worked for The
Globe and Mail <http://www.globeandmail.com/>, the daily national newspaper
of Canada based in Toronto, for about 15 years.