transmediale in collaboration with the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Embassy of Canada are preparing a major event in the context of the 100th anniversary in 2011 of the birth of Herbert Marshall McLuhan. The cultural network project McLuhan in Europe 2011 will explore, critique and celebrate the impact of this Canadian media and telecommunications visionary on European art and culture through a series of manifestations to occur in various locations, contexts and timeframes across Europe in 2011.
Derrick de Kerckhove, author of The Skin of Culture and Connected Intelligence, worked with Marshall McLuhan as translator and co-author and was Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology from 1983 to 2008. Beside his interest in questions concerning communication, he supports new artistic developments that combine art, technology and emerged media communication. He is currently researching the effects of technology on the human consciousness. De Kerckhove is also the father of Angel_F, an Autonomous Non Generative E-volitive Life_Form.