Eric McLuhan

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Businessman Michael Tippett (r) interviewing Eric McLuhan (l), Vancouver BC 2008.

Eric McLuhan (born 1941)[1] is the son of well-known media theorist Marshall McLuhan and co-author with him of the books Laws of Media (1990), Media and Formal Cause (2011), and Theories of Communication (2011). According to McLuhan associate Dean Motter, Eric McLuhan also collaborated with his father on some books as a ghostwriter.[2]

He received his BSc in Communications from Wisconsin State University in 1972 and his M.A. and PhD in English Literature from the University of Dallas in 1980 and 1982 respectively.[3]

He is also the author of Electric Language (1998), The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake (1997), and The Sensus Communis, Synesthesia, and the Soul: An Odyssey (2015); the editor of the journal McLuhan Studies, and the collections of his father's work: The Book of Probes (2011), Marshall McLuhan Unbound (2005, with Terrence Gordon), The Medium and the Light( 2010); and the co-editor of Essential McLuhan (1997, with Frank Zingrone).

He also performed the original Fordham Experiment.

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  1. ^ A History of Media, Chapter 7.2
  2. ^ Sanderson, Peter (October 1986). "Walt & Louise Simonson". Comics Interview (39) (Fictioneer Books). pp. 62–63. 
  3. ^ Eric McLuhan

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