A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan continues. If he had lived Marshall would have been 100 on July 21, 2011. Join me in the countdown to his centennial, and an exploration of more of his observations on the way media work in the electric age in which we live.

You can learn a lot about a nation …

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  From its sports!

“Games are the mask of the crowd. … Each nation’s popular games project the image of its central dynamism.”

Me (December, 2010, age 58).  For example …

This is America:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS7Iq_I0i6M

 

This is Canada:

 

This is Britain:

 

Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading:

Marshall McLuhan, Culture is Our Business, 1970, p. 118.

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Michael Hinton Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
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