Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. His first novel in 1991 was Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. He has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven nonfiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Coupland’s novels and visual work synthesize high and low culture, web technology, religion, and changes in human existence caused by modern technologies.
This autumn, Moderna Museet is giving an overview of the beginnings of modern art. The exhibitions Turner, Monet, Twombly: Later Paintings; Another Story; and de ou par Marcel Duchamp par Ulf Linde offer a unique opportunity to experience the way that painting, photography and ideas came together to create modernism in a collaboration between eye, hand, machine and brain.
Modernism’s moment will be encapsulated in seven afternoons by seven speakers, who will discuss seven key concepts in the history of aesthetics, and in a talk with Jacques Rancière about his new book Aisthesis. The autumn’s activities will conclude with a symposium, Media and its messages, which will shed light on painting’s relationship with photography, and on the legacy of Marshall McLuhan in art and society, with participants including Douglas Coupland.
December 4th, 2011
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Opening night for Yet Another World, the 30th annual Key West Literary Seminar (January 5-8, 2012) will feature two of North America’s most forward-thinking novelists and thinkers. We are delighted to announce this year’s John Hersey Memorial Event: A Conversation with Douglas Coupland and William Gibson.
Yet Another World
Literature of the Future
the 30th annual Key West Literary Seminar
January 5–8, 2012
Douglas Coupland discusses his latest book, Marshall McLuhan – part of Penguin Group’s Extraordinary Canadians Series in conjunction with the Marshall McLuhan 100.
This event is part of McLuhan 100, in honour of the 100th birthday of media theorist Marshall McLuhan. An educator, philosopher, scholar, literary critic, and communication theorist, McLuhan changed the way we think about technology and the way we communicate.
Wednesday, October 26, 8:00pm, 2011