“Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate
in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.”"Art is anything you can get away with."
"There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. "
"I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it. "
Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar—a professor of English literature, a literary critic, a rhetorician, and a communication theorist. McLuhan's work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries.
McLuhan is known for coining the expressions "the medium is the message" and "the global village" and predicted the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. Although he was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, his influence started to wane in the early seventies. In the years after his death, he would continue to be a controversial figure in academic circles. With the arrival of the internet, however, there was renewed interest in his work and perspective.