Was ist das The McLuhan Institute und welche Aufgabe hat Andrew McLuhan dabei?
Baruch Gottlieb: Andrew founded and directs the McLuhan Institute in order to support those who are interested in the work of Marshall (his grandfather) and Eric (his father, and important collaborator of Marshall) McLuhan. One of the first tasks of the Institute was preparing a large selection of Marshall McLuhan’s personal library for preservation as part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Link: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/memory-of-the-world/register/full-list-of-registered-heritage/registered-heritage-page-5/marshall-mcluhan-the-archives-of-the-future/
Wie sieht Marshall McLuhan’s working library aus, wie kann man sich diese vorstellen?
Baruch Gottlieb: I will attach a picture for this. Of course, as an academic he had a small working library at his office and a larger library at home in Wynchwood Park Toronto. When he died many books were brought by his son Eric to Prince Edward County outside of Toronto into his library which he called the “Scriptorium” installed in a large barn-like structure. Andrew McLuhan and the McLuhan Institute is mostly based out of the Scriptorium. There is full information on the collection which is now at the Fisher library of the University of Toronto, including a finding aid and some images etc: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/mcluhan-library.
Das McLuhan Institute hat einen YouTube Kanal, wie wird dieser bespielt?
Baruch Gottlieb: As Andrew goes through his father Eric’s library, he does periodic live videos from inside the scriptorium (see attached image) examining what he has found there. The channel also hosts a number of videos featuring Marshall and Eric McLuhan in action.
Zur Veranstaltung: Q&A Marshall McLuhan‘s Books
Der Livestream findet am Freitag, den 15. Januar 2021 von 18 bis 19.15 Uhr statt – via https://www.youtube.com/user/mfkfrankfurt
Im Rahmen von #FEEDBACK 5 – Global Warning! : Marshall McLuhan and the Arts, kuratiert von Baruch Gottlieb und von der Kanadischen Botschaft in Deutschland und West Den Haag gefördert und unterstützt, ist ein Ausblick auf das Gastland Kanada zur Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021.
Text: Baruch Gottlieb, Tine Nowak