Welcome to the home of McLuhan 100, celebrating 100 years since the birth of Herbert Marshall McLuhan
Check back on January 24, 2011 for more details
2011 marks the anniversary of the birth of Herbert Marshall McLuhan. Born July 21 in Edmonton, Alberta, McLuhan grew into a literary and media icon of extraordinary renown, topping the Globe and Mail’s end-of millennium poll of the twentieth century’s ten most influential men. No figure is more universally associated with the rise of media, information, and our transformation into a digital society. And no name is more widely associated with Toronto and its oldest university.
Around the world, a tremendous range of activities are being planned to celebrate the McLuhan centenary. Recognizing that Toronto will be the focus of intense international gaze, The University of Toronto’s McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology, Mozilla Foundation and the City of Toronto’s Cultural Services have come together to plan and produce a dynamic series of 100 “McLuhan 100” events to take place across the city in 2011. This celebration and public awareness campaign will be designed to be as impressive and consequential as the visionary work McLuhan conducted more than 30 years ago in the modest Queen’s Park Coach House. As scholars from around the world focus on McLuhan’s history, Toronto has the unique opportunity to simultaneously treasure its past and showcase its future and present it in a fashion that has something for everyone.