MARSHALL MCLUHAN AND THE ARTS
The artist tends now to move from the ivory tower to the control tower of society.
—Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media (1964)
This special issue exploring “Marshall McLuhan and the arts” encourages new approaches to the study of McLuhan’s influential theses on perception, design, and the built environment as well as the artist’s changing role in postindustrial society. Submissions will excavate previously unknown, or lesser-known, narratives and linkages, and/or engage contemporary resonances and possibilities for intersection with current critical theories and debates.