Thinker of the Week: Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan

Name: Herbert Marshall McLuhan

Born: 1911

Died: 1980

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Fave Subjects: Truth, Knowledge, Understanding, Storytelling, Technology

Career Highlights:

  • did lots of work in advertising
  • predicted the internet decades before it was invented
  • studied how television affects the way people think
  • once played himself in a movie

Big Question:

When we use a different kind of technology, does it make us think differently about things? Hmmmmmm…

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