It was a true delight to screen the short film in a room full of McLuhan experts. Among the audience were Marshall McLuhan’s son and grandson, Eric and Andrew McLuhan, the keynote speakers at the conference. Probing the themes of the film with this remarkable group proved to be invigorating.
On October 18-19, 2015, the short doc will be presented at the McLuhan’s Faith and Works Conference, St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba. This is a joint conference of the International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity (IISTC) and The Marshall McLuhan Initiative. The conference will explore the importance of Marshall McLuhan’s faith on his work.
The conference invited multimedia submissions in light of McLuhan’s interest and commitment to making sense of the impact of many kinds of media. I will be presenting the film and making the case that if we harness some of McLuhan’s unique perspectives on faith, we discover a means of gaining particular spiritual insight into the use of the “oh my God” phrase in everyday talk. McLuhan’s perspectives make a far more robust understanding possible.