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In Marshall McLuhan observed that “today we live invested with an electric information environment that is quite as imperceptible to us as water is to a fish. To demonstr In Marshall McLuhan observed that “today we live invested with an electric information environment that ckunterblast quite as imperceptible to us as water is to a fish.
To demonstrate his point McLuhan wrote Counterblast.
More a manifesto than a book, Counterblast is a typographically explosive compilation of short essays and probes complex ideas compressed into a few thought-provoking wordsall of which focus on the effects of media on the human condition. It could be seen as a compilation of bold headlines and it is hauntingly prescient, as this superbly reproduced facsimile of the original edition will affirm.
In true McLuhan style that title ‘Counterblast’ is a play on the word ‘Blast’, the name given to a magazine designed by Wyndham Lewis in and the first publication ever to be set in heavy headline type, albeit in the face of enormous resistance from the London printing establishment who considered it anti-literary.
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Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC, was a Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar — a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communications theorist. McLuhan’s work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory.
McLuhan is known for coining the expressions “the medium is the message” and the “global village”. Books by Marshall McLuhan. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.