Marshall McLuhan in Europe 2011

The conference will explore how relevant McLuhan's oeuvre is for contemporary media and communication research. Nowadays, networking and interactive communication have far surpassed all the sixties' expectations for the growth of the information society. From this point of view it seems that Marshall McLuhan as a prophet predicted the idea of the global village, the present way people get closer to each other through network systems and become next-door neighbors in virtual communities. However, technology, as history testifies, does not necessarily behave as a tame animal, at least not in every case. Our goal is to put the contemporary conditions of the McLuhanist idea on the agenda, and by doing so, we can also bring to life the critical and/or affirmative tradition concerning McLuhan.

Marshall McLuhan Wikisprint – Kitchen, Budapest
April 2 – 3, 2011 Kunsthalle, Budapest
The Kitchen Budapest media lab celebrates the Marshall McLuhan centenary and the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia with a “wikisprint” event within the framework of the “No One Belongs Here More Than You” exhibition held between March 25-April 23, 2011 in the Kunsthalle Budapest.

“If everything would go so smooth”
A Round Table discussion is planned, linked to wikisprint on Thursday, April 21st 2011 at 18.00 moderated by Nina Czegledy.

McLuhan misunderstood: Setting the Record Straight
May 3, 2011, Round table discussion moderated by Nina Czegledy, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Re-touching McLuhan, Centennial Weekend, Berlin
Marshall McLuhan Centennial Weekend, Conference/Screening/Installation, Performance
May 27-29, 2011, Marshall McLuhan Salon, Embassy of Canada, Berlin

McLuhan’s Philosophy on Media, Brussels Conference, October 26-28, 2011 Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts

Remote Life: Using Devices of Information, Understanding Decisions of Users of Motion Picture Playing Devices by Eszter Bircsak, Attila Nemes and Nina Czegledy (kitchen, budapest)


McLuhan’s Messages International Conference for the Hundredth Anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth

Conference: November 11-12, 2011 ELTE BTK Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, Budapest