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May 25, 2012

Vilém Flusser and Marshall McLuhan


the University of Manitoba, Department of English, Theatre and Film presents 
International Conference
May 31 & June 1
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
Tel. 204.949.9134 

This conference juxtaposes the unique legacies of the communication theorist Vilém Flusser, and the media prophet Marshal McLuhan whose play on language and media shaped today's networked society by coining expressions such as “the medium is the message” and “the global village”. 


Speakers:
Richard Cavell (Vancouver), Janine Marchessault (Toronto), Philip Pocock (Ottawa), Simone Mahrenholz (Winnipeg),  Arthur I. Miller (London), Jonah Corne (Winnipeg), Derrick de Kerckhove (Toronto) , Paul Majkut (California), Alberto José Luis Carrillo Canán (Puebla, Mexico), Steffi Winkler (Germany),  Roy Ascott (UK), Andreas Strohl, (Prague), Scott Billings (Vancouver), Barbara Rauch (Toronto) Dan Mellanphy, Monika Vrecar (Slovenia), Peter Schwenger (London, ON).

Exhibitions:
Being There by Lei Cox (UK)
with new works by: Andrew Milne & Doug Smith (Manitoba)
Gurevich Fine Art, 200, 62 Albert Street
May 4 - June 2

Ellice AgeMass Redux by Richard Altman (Manitoba)
Cinematheque Theature, 100 Arthur Street 
Performance on May 31, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dispergere Maiz by Manuel Chantre (Quebec)
Negative Space Gallery, 253 Princess Street
May 31 - June 14
Opening June 1, 8 pm

Film Screening
McLuhan's Wake
May 31, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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