Paolo Granata is a Professor in Book and Media Studies at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. He joined the University of Toronto in 2017 after spending fifteen years at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he almost entirely established his own academic career in research, teaching, and public engagement.
Global Village Day 2nd edition.
A 12-hour McLuhanesque Online Marathon
Inspired by the innovative thinking of Marshall McLuhan, academics, artists, designers, raconteurs, innovators, and thinkers from around the globe explored the mosaic of the metaphoric Global Village in light of the current scenario. The collectivity of our global thought, actions, and generational evolution are the defining principles of the global human condition which we explored.
Tuesday July 20, 2021
From Noon to Midnight (EDT)
Noon to 6 pm EDT
6 pm to Midnight EDT
Event Schedule, Tuesday JULY 20, 2021
University of Toronto @uStMikes professor. Media ecologist and cultural strategist. Media Ethics Lab Director. Canadian Commission for UNESCO Executive Committee.
12:00 PM EDT
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Mayor of Toronto.
12:15 PM EDT
An internationally known author and lecturer, Michael’s work is included in the collection of the Canadian Public Archives, and the Loan Collections of both the P.P.A., and the P.P.O.C.
Social entrepreneur David Nostbakken, who was a student and teaching assistant with Marshall McLuhan, and a McLuhan Centenary Fellow at the University of Toronto 2014-2018, is the President and CEO of the McLuhan Foundation.
Carolyn Wilson, a Lecturer at Western University, was the founding Chair of UNESCO’s Global Alliance for Partnerships in Media and Information Literacy, and is the Executive Director of the McLuhan Foundation.
1:00 PM EDT
Derrick De Kerckhove
Former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto, author of The Skin of Culture and Connected Intelligence.
English Department, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.
Author of McLuhan's Galaxies: Science Fiction Film Aesthetics in Light of Marshall McLuhan's Thought (Springer 2019).
Professor of media studies, specializing in journalism at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.
Author of Media Work (2007), Media Life (2012), and Life in Media (forthcoming).
2:00 PM EDT
Prof. Dr., chair of the department of art & media studies/Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany). Co-editor of the recent publication "A Medium called McLuhan. 37 Interviews." (Meson Books, Digital Culture Series, 2020).
Münster School of Design, FH Münster (Germany).
Editor of Eric McLuhan and the Media Ecology in the XXI Century (2021)
Director of the Centre for Digital Cultures and Media Literacy and Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, School of Media, HSE University, Moscow.
3:00 PM EDT
Derector of Master in Cultural Studies and (CEI-UNR) CIM (Centro de Investigaciones en Mediatizaciones), Universidad Nacional de Rosario.
Editor of El dispositivo-McLuhan. Recuperaciones y derivaciones (2011).
A researcher and expert in communication and digital media, interfaces and communication ecology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Author of Media Evolution. Sobre el origen de las especies mediáticas (2020).
Canadian professor and philosopher, associate chair at the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy.
Author of Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface (2019).
4:00 PM EDT
University of Szczecin, Poland. In her research activity, she’s focused on the relationships between means of communication prevailing in a given period and social life. She authored Between science and art: Marshall McLuhan’s Theory and Practice of Art (2017).
Professor of Communication and Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Communications and Technology (MACT program) in the Media Technology Studies unit at the University of Alberta. Author of Marshall McLuhan and the end of the world as we know it (2010)
5:00 PM EDT
Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, community leader, francophone visible minorities advocate, and gender equality ambassador.
University of Toronto’s Vice-President, International. He is also the Roz and Ralph Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, and a Professor of Political Science. Professor Wong has worked extensively with the World Bank and the United Nations, and has advised governments on matters of public policy in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. His research focuses on poverty and innovation.
President of CIGI, Centre for International Governance Innovation. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations and development economics.
6:00 PM EDT
Zahra is a public interest designer, civic entrepreneur, and leader. She is the co-founder and CEO of Monumental, a partnership with Kofi Hope focused on creating fair and just cities and institutions, in support of an equitable recovery from COVID-19.
Riley Yesno is a queer Anishinaabe writer, researcher, and public speaker from Eabametoong First Nation. UofT President’s Award for Outstanding Indigenous Student. of the Year. In 2017 she was selected to serve as a member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.
Nikki Clarke, is the founder, producer, and host of the multiple award-winning talk show, The Nikki Clarke Show on Afroglobal TV Bell Fibe 2472, Rogers 708, and on www.nikkiclarkenetwork.com.
7:00 PM EDT
An authority on news audiences, alternative media, public trust in journalism, and deliberate abstention from media use.
Author of the award-winning Slow Media: Why Slow is Satisfying, Sustainable & Smart (2018) and recently Resisting the News: Engaged Audiences, Alternative Media, and Popular Critique of Journalism (2021).
Canadian open internet activist and Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation. Mark is a leading advocate for trustworthy AI and digital privacy.
American journalist, professor of Journalism Innovation at the University di New York, public speaker and former television critic. Open Web advocate.
8:00 PM EDT
Professor at the University of Montreal, fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and author of about 15 books translated in several languages, including: Collective Intelligence (1994), Becoming Virtual (1995), Cyberculture (1997) and The Semantic Sphere (2011). Co-founder and CEO of INLEKT Metadata Inc. and inventor of IEML (Information Economy MetaLanguage).
Leading theorist of digital culture worldwide and a pioneer in the use of data science for analysis of visual culture. Manovich is one of the most frequently cited authors worldwide in the fields of media theory, digital culture and new media.
Writer, maker, thinker, dreamer. Director of The McLuhan Institute.
9:00 PM EDT
Award-winning Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor.
Canadian visual story teller, author/illustrator of the 2019 graphic novel AURORA BOREALICE: A memoir of triumph over the educational system, informed by the ideas of Marshal McLuhan and Eric McLuhan, who was her mentor for over 30 years.
Canadian visual storyteller, his 2019 graphic novel WAR BEARS was created with Margaret Atwood.
10:00 PM EDT
Canadian poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher. MEA Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology 2021.
Jaqueline McLeod Rogers
Professor and chair of the Department of Rhetoric, Writing and Communications at The University of Winnipeg.
Author of McLuhan's Techno-Sensorium City: Coming to Our Senses in a Programmed Environment (2020).
Journalist, ABS-CBN News Channel’s (ANC) the Philippines. 2020 McLuhan Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism. He also teaches journalism at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
11:00 PM EDT
Wilson Oliveira Filho
Professor and researcher at Estacio University (Rio de Janeiro Brazil) since 2005. Ph.D in Social Memory with an internship at the University of Chicago. Multimedia artist and musician, created DUO2x4 with Márcia Bessa in 2012.
Associate Professor, North American Literatures, at the University of Bologna, a specialist of Modernist Literature, Cultural Memory, Literature and Media Ecology, War Literature.
Japanese author, critic and professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. His work covers literature, music and media, with a special focus on Canadian studies. He is also one of the world's leading Glenn Gould scholars.
Grand Finale "Happy Birthday Marshall" (110th Anniversary)
With special guests and friends...
What time zone is the event on?
The event will take place on Tuesday July 20, 2021, from Noon (12:00 PM) to Midnight (12:00 AM) Eastern Standard Time EDT - Toronto local time (UTC -4 hours).
The current local time in Toronto is:
Where I can watch the streaming?
NB: The streaming will be broken down into two parts (Noon to 6:00 PM, and 6:00 PM to Midnight)
How can I get involved?
You can comment live by liking the Estate of Marshall McLuhan Facebook page.
If you are not on Facebook, you can comment live by using your YouTube or Gmail account on The McLuhan Institute YouTube channel.
One of the most charismatic, controversial and original thinkers of our time whose remarkable perception propelled him onto the international stage, Marshall McLuhan is universally regarded as the father of communications and media studies and prophet of the information age.
Check out The Official Site for the Estate of Marshall McLuhan.
Paolo Granata (host)
Global Village Day 2020 (1st edition)
Inspired by the innovative thinking of Marshall McLuhan, academics, artists, designers, raconteurs, innovators, and thinkers from around the globe explored the mosaic of the metaphoric Global Village in light of the current scenario. The collectivity of our global thought, actions and generational evolution are the defining principles of the global human condition which we explored.
Monday Night Webinars 2020
PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. Hosted by Paolo Granata, in a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global crisis, as a source of knowledge and inspiration.