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McLuhan's Wake

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Fascinated by the role technology played in transforming our lives, one the twentieth century's most famous intellectuals realized, with stunning accuracy, the impact the digital age would have on our social, spiritual, economic and ideological selves.

'The global village' and 'the medium is the message' are among the most quoted phrases of our time. Few people grasped the enormity of his ideas, however, and over the course of the following decades his work was largely ignored by academia and the public. Now, twenty years after his death, in the midst of an era of Internet, virtual and wired technologies, McLuhan's Wake explores the enduring hold of McLuhan's message.

Blending all forms of media, including animation and special effects, McLuhan's Wake is a visually dazzling and poetic film, with narration by renowned performance artist Laurie Anderson, and commentary by scholars Eric McLuhan, Neil Postman, Lewis Lapham and journalist Patrick Watson.

2002, 93 min 49 s

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Prix Gémini pour le meilleur son d'ensemble pour une série d'information/documentaire
Gemini Awards
20 octobre 2003, Toronto - Canada

Prix John Culkin
Media Ecology Association Convention
Du 6 au 8 juin 2003, New York - États-Unis

Statuette Chris - catégorie: Science et technologie
Festival international du film et de la vidéo
Du 23 au 25 octobre 2002, Columbus - États-Unis

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