Today marks the centennial of one of the most charismatic, controversial and original thinkers of our time. Marshall McLuhan is universally regarded as the father of communications and media studies and prophet of the information age.  His remarkable perception propelled him onto the international stage, during the 1960s, and there hasn’t been a more influential American thinker since.   Below are some links discussing McLuhan’s impact on media/ communications theory and culture at large.

To appreciate the brevity of progress regarding media during the past century, and McLuhan’s contribution to it;  read this editorial written by Ian White for Lux image, which recaps how much has changed in ten years–let alone 100.

Webs and Whirligigs, Megan Garber for Nieman Journalism Lab
McLuhan Speaks, (Centennial celebration videos)
Ubu Sound
The Room and the Elephant, Sven Birkerts for LA Review of Books

McLuhan in Aspen Magazine, 1967