- McLuhan Program
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.
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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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 [...]
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, [...]
When new technologies impose themselves on societies long habituated to older technologies, anxieties of all kind result. (— Marshall McLuhan