As part of the international conference, “The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next” (October 13-16, 2016), this event is hosted and organized by the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, and curated by MICHAEL DARROCH, HART COHEN, PAUL HEYER and JANINE MARCHESSAULT, in collaboration with the Estate of Edmund Carpenter.
Edmund “Ted” Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was Marshall McLuhan’s closest collaborator during the 1950s, and remained a key dialogic partner throughout McLuhan’s life. McLuhan turned frequently to Carpenter’s keen sense of media and cultural trends to nourish his own scholarly digressions.
This public presentation will showcase a selection of interviews, collaborative film experiments, and archival materials representing Carpenter’s lifework in research scholarship and pedagogy before and after his collaborations with McLuhan.
More details at www.thetorontoschool.ca
*Tomanik (wind-maker) mask (aka Summer/winter mask), Central Yup’ik, Napaskiagmiut culture. Napaskiak, Kuskokwim River, Alaska, late 19th century. Collection Adelaide de Menil & Edmund Carpenter, on long-term loan to the Menil Collection, Houston; photo by Paul Hester.