DEW Line Festival

McLuhan Centenary Conference

November 7–10, 2011
University of Toronto Chestnut Conference Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


100+ Speakers     25+ Points–Counterpoints     300+ Artefacts, Outerings & Utterings


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Pieter Adriaans March 25 7:00 PM at Fisher Rare Book Library

Information, art and meaning: Painting as a post-saturation discipline Pieter Adriaans, University of Amsterdam

Abstract:
There is no doubt that the theories of information and computation are valuable tools for the analysis of objects of art and their production. They help us to model the cognitive processes involved in the understanding and appreciation of [...]


Eileen Mangubat – Journalism in time of Haiyan: The evolving role of the community press in covering natural disasters

The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto and Sun Life Financial Canada are pleased to announce a McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology public lecture by Eileen Mangubat, 2013 Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Prize. The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto and Sun Life [...]


Sandy Pearlman February 11 7:00 PM at Fisher Rare Book Library

As The Age of Saturation Encounters Asymptopia, Or, As You Like It

Abstract:
“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
~ Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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“Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.”