Genuine Inquiry 004

Understanding McLuhan









Owen Kelly



April 9, 2021


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This episode begins a trilogy of audio essays concerned with the work of Marshall McLuhan and its continuing relevance in the digital age.

In this first essay, entitled Understanding McLuhan, Owen Kelly offers a brief introduction to McLuhan’s life and work. He offers a potted biography and a quick run through his six most celebrated books, including Laws of Media, edited by his sone Eric, and published eight years after his death.

He also sets the stage for the second episode by looking briefly at several of McLuhan’s key concepts from the medium is the message to media tetrads.