The Human Equation
The Constant in Human Development from Pre-Literacy to Post-Literacy — Book 1
The Human Equation Toolkit
Eric McLuhan and Wayne Constantineau
Illustrator: Heidi Overhill
The first of four books in a groundbreaking new series, The Human Equation Toolkit.
“We are very lucky indeed that Eric McLuhan and Wayne Constantineau are carrying on the McLuhan tradition of fearless investigation into territories that yield extraordinary insight. Strange and fascinating works.” —Douglas Coupland
Mime Wayne Constantineau and scholar Eric McLuhan explore the four possible positions of humans‚Äîstanding, lying down, sitting, and kneeling‚Äîas the basis of all developments in culture, science, activity, and media. As McLuhan writes, “Man is the microcosm of the universe. Media are the extensions of man. The Human Equation is the doorway into all three … The Human Equation deals with the relation between humans and our media, technologies, languages, theories, and ideas.”
The late Wayne Constantineau was a mime and scholar who left behind him, at his death in 2006, his studies on mime and the insights of Marshall McLuhan. Eric McLuhan, who is bringing these studies to fruition in The Human Equation Toolkit, is also the author of Laws of Media (written with Marshall McLuhan), Electric Language, and The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake. He is also the editor of several collections of his father’s work.