Marshall McLuhan Biography

Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC was a Canadian philosopher of communication theory and a public intellectual. His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries.

McLuhan is known for coining the expressions the medium is the message and the global village, and for predicting the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. Although he was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, his influence began to wane in the early 1970s. In the years after his death, he continued to be a controversial figure in academic circles. With the arrival of the internet, however, interest in his work and perspective has renewed. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Marshall McLuhan
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Educator, Philosopher, Futurist, Writer, Author, Actor
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
July 21, 1911
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
December 31, 1980
Age at Death:
69
Cause of Death:
Stroke
Marriages
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