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Digital Synergies - A Playful Mind: Marshall McLuhan's Life, Legacy, and Laws with Paolo Granata
A Playful Mind: Marshall McLuhan's Life, Legacy, and Laws

No author in media and communication studies has been more quoted, analyzed, and misunderstood than Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980). He was certainly an unconventional and provocative thinker, and most importantly he was gifted with extraordinary intellectual playfulness.
This webinar will present life and legacy of Marshall McLuhan by playing with his Laws of Media (1988), a critical framework to analyze any medium, technology or human innovation.
In a highly interactive setting, McLuhan Centenary Fellow, Prof. Paolo Granata, will engage the audience to stimulate cooperative, innovative, and creative thinking skills, allowing participants to cultivate awareness and critical understanding on the implications of contemporary digital media platforms, from Twitch to TikTok, from Discord to Clubhouse.

Paolo Granata (University of Toronto) is an innovator, and a cross-disciplinary media scholar. Nurtured by the century-old tradition of the University of Bologna, his research and teaching interests lie broadly in the area of media ecology, semiotics, print culture, and visual studies.
He is the founder and director of the University of Toronto’s Media Ethics Lab, a research hub that studies the ways that digital media practices and emerging technologies are marked by ethical issues and decisive political, societal, and cultural questions.

Feb 24, 2021 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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