quantum retrocausality said...

To pun is "to consolidate by pounding or ramming down (as earth or rubble, in making a road way.)"

quantum retrocausality said...

"He was a thinker who focused on the world. He thought about the world the way a great thinker does. His thinking was extremely original, not inductive or deductive. He was constantly discovering, as if feeling the shapes of knowledge with his hands. It's as if he was thinking not with his head but with all his senses... I'd say he did not deduce things, he perceived directly, like an artist. This is the best way to put it - he was an artist who worked with thinking as his material."

"McLuhan Way" Street Renaming Street to be named for Marshall McLuhan (on August 18, 2004 11am - 1 pm)

To some, the Marshall McLuhan Way may be about how to think about communications, technology and culture. For passersby, it will now mark the stretch of St. Joseph Street between Bay Street and Queen’s Park, closest to the Coach House that was McLuhan’s base at the University of Toronto from 1968 to 1979. The man who taught the world that the medium is the message is being honoured with a street designation, which will be officially unveiled at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18 by the organizers of the McLuhan International Festival and Professor Brian Cantwell Smith, dean of the Faculty of Information Studies [and acting director of the McLuhan Program 2004-5].

Members of the community [and all friends of McLuhan] are invited to attend and equipped with sidewalk chalk, write a thought or a wish for a collective future on the newly-named road. The McLuhan Global Research Network will provide video streaming of the event at www.mcluhan.ca.

U of T is home to the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, based at the historic Coach House at St. Michael’s College. The street naming is in addition to the plaque at Sullivan House erected by the Toronto Historical Board honouring McLuhan’s life and achievements and the bronze sculpture of great western thinkers by William McElcheran that includes McLuhan’s likeness between Chaucer’s and Dante’s. A special display of McLuhan memorabilia has been installed in the John M. Kelly Library and includes a free video presentation from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. The McLuhan International Festival of the Future will be held from Oct. 8 to 17 throughout Toronto and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area.

The U of T has put this notice up on their web site. St Joseph Street between Bay and Queen's Park Crescent E is being designated Marshall McLuhan Way (this is the equivalent of adding Little Italy to portions of the street also known as College Street).