After the conference McLuhan Galaxy in Barcelona organized by the
Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Universidad Oberta de
Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona, May 2011 we are developing a new project:
/The International Journal of McLuhan Studies/, under the scientific
direction of Derrick de Kerckhove and Eric McLuhan.
This initiative is starting in the wake of the debate around McLuhan's
thought in the conferences, seminars and various events organized
worldwide for the McLuhan centennial (1911-2011), in which McLuhan
Galaxy was one of the highlights. This journal aims to continue this
debate and to promote international, interdisciplinary and innovative
critical writing stimulated by the immense contribution of this author.
The International Journal of McLuhan Studies is structured according to
different sections and fields, being one of them related to art. In this
sense, we are pleased to announce the first issue that is soon going to
be published and presented in the conference McLuhan 100. Then, Now,
Next that is going to take place in Toronto, on November 7h-10th.
The Journal's editors (Emanuela Patti and Matteo Ciastellardi) proposed
to develop a different concept. Instead of asking an expert to review a
book from a traditional approach in which the reviewer develops analysis
according to a set of criteria, in this case, the reviewer is asked to
answer a few questions (probes in McLuhan's terminology) around one
book. For each book there are going to be three interviews.
For this first issue the book selected to be reviewed is Counterblast
and the interviewed are Stephen Kovats, Elaine Brodie and myself.
Hoping this is useful information to all of you.
Cristina Miranda de Almeida
Art and Tekné Field
The International Journal of McLuhan Studies
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