He is one of the fathers of media and cultural studies, developing multidisciplinary theories that focused on things like television and advertising long before we all realized how important these things were to in our society. He has left an impressive legacy. McLuhan's Wake examines the impact of his ideas, while also telling us the story of his life.
As far as casual viewers go, it's hard to go wrong with McLuhan's Wake. It offers an impressive introduction to McLuhan's four media laws, which are a bit out of date but still useful in developing a fundamental knowledge of media and cultural studies. If you are already well versed in cultural theory, it won't be very useful unless you teach media studies, in which case it could prove to be a valuable resource. Some of McLuhan's ideas and concerns have become even more relevant since his death, even though he hasn't been able to update his own writings to incorporate these new mediums and technologies. Like anything, McLuhan's Wake needs to be approached with caution and a critical eye. McLuhan would have wanted us to approach his own theories like that, I think. If only the creators of this set had done that a little more. Reviewed by Judge Joel Pearce
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