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McLuhan on Maui (Feb 22-Dec 31, 2011) is the first, longest and last of the McLuhan centenary conferences and celebrations. The aim of the conference is to achieve escape velocity from the black hole of boredom. Too long have those laboring beyond and beside McLuhan been yoked to the decorum of the dunces.
The structure and sprit of the conference is modeled on McLuhan’s own proposals to the Government of Canada (via Pierre E. Trudeau) and the Vatican (via the Pontifical Commission on Social Communications). It is a duet:
* Phase one is DISCARNATE. It runs from Feb 22-Dec 01, 2011.
* Phase two is EMBODIED/SOMATIC. It runs from Dec 02-Dec 31, 2011 on Makena Beach (and Environs), Maui, HAWAII.
PHASE ONE: Monday Night Seminars (Colloquia) for the Global Village / Theatre / Membrane
The first phase of this year-long conference begins with the Global conference calls.
Seminars run every Monday from 7pm (New York time). The primary conference dial-in numbers are:
USA: +1 760 569 7070. Participant Access Code: 929710#
Canada: +1 559546 1500. Participant Access Code: 929710#
International Conference Call Numbers
Austria: +43 (0) 1 265 0590
Canada: +1 559 546 1500
Czech: +420 225 989 130
Germany: +49 (0) 234 543 9800
Portugal: +351 21005 1185
Romania: +40 317 807 100
Switzerland: +41 (0) 44 595 9020
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 784 843 2910
PHASE TWO: One Month in Maui
One month of conference and events based in Maui, Hawaii.
Negotiations are underway with a preferred supplier in Maui, Hawaii, and the University of Hawaii. Further details will be available soon on the relevant sections of the site.