Much of what we are living – in terms of digital technologies, connected social networks, information saturation and knowledge search was imagined by theorist Marshall McLuhan. His books like Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man and The Medium is the Massage are the philosophic underpinnings of many media studies courses – and are must-reads for communications professionals the world over.
This year is the centenary of his birth and in his honour, the site Marshall McLuhan Speaks has been setup to share a collection of clips. It’s a great way to watch, hear and learn about McLuhan’s ideas as spoken during lectures, interviews and speeches. While it’s unclear who is behind this great media resources, it’s believed that McLuhan’s daughter, Stephanie, is involved.