DEW Line Festival

DEW Line Festival

November 5–10, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

Marshall McLuhan

Made clear in his famous quote from Understanding Media, McLuhan was fond of framing artists as harbingers of cultural change. Using this metaphor to contextualize their work, artists throughout Toronto and around the world have come together to co-create a week of stimulating art, music, poetry and discourse that considers and probes the future of digital media and its impact on our culture and the way we live our lives. Check this page often for the updated schedule of festival offerings!

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Last Updates

A new web site

A new McLuhan Program web site is now on line! On it you can find a variety of information about the McLuhan Program, the Centenary Conference and the DEW Line Festival.
Stay tuned!


McLuhan Thinkers Converge in Toronto

First International McLuhan Conference and Festival

The legendary media theorist Marshall McLuhan will be celebrated in Toronto at the most significant gathering of McLuhan thinkers and creators ever assembled. Then I Now I Next: International Conference and DEW Line Festival runs from November 7 to November 10, 2011. Registration is now open.

The conference and festival is [...]


Edge of Academe – Monday Night Seminar

The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of theCoach House Institute, Faculty of Information, resumes the Monday Night Seminars at the University of Toronto’s legendary McLuhan Coach House.

What: Monday Night Seminar
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
When: Four Mondays, starting Oct. 17 2011 (also: Oct. 31, Nov. 14, and Nov. 28)
Where: 39A Queen’s park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario, [...]