Harley Parker (1915 – 1992)

Amodern, a Canadian peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal devoted to the study of media, culture, and poetics, has just published a special edition on Canadian artist, designer, curator, professor and scholar – a frequent collaborator with fellow Canadian and communications theorist Marshall McLuhan (Wikipedia), edited by Dr. Gary Genosko, of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The journal’s homepage is at http://amodern.net/ . The following is Gary’s opening paragraph to his Introduction to this special issue:

HARLEY PARKER – Gary Genosko

Harley Parker was born in Thunder Bay (then Fort William), Canada in 1915 and spent his youth there, graduating from high school and then in a compressed one-year degree from a local technical institute. He studied at Ontario College of Art (OCA), where he excelled, graduating in 1939, and between 1940-42 he took up posts at Cooper and Beatty and T. Eaton and Co. in Toronto as a typographic designer. His typographic skills and experimental style would prove to be dazzling, to which two of his later collaborations with Marshall McLuhan would attest, first in the guise of Explorations 8 (Verbi-Voco-Visual Explorations) (October 1957), and later in the book Counterblast (1969). After serving in the Canadian military from 1942-45 where he was Sergeant Instructor to the Camouflage Wing, he returned to take up a teaching post at OCA where he remained until 1957 when he joined the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). During his second year back at OCA he pursued a post-graduate course at the Summer Arts Institute of Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina. That year (1946) Bauhaus professor Josef Albers taught color theory and Parker took his class. Parker’s career as Head of Exhibit Design at the ROM lasted until June 30th, 1968, after completing most of a year-long leave of absence. The ROM’s employee card put the matter dryly: “Did not return.” During his leave Parker accompanied McLuhan to Fordham University where he took the post of Associate Professor in the Albert Schweitzer Program, during McLuhan’s year there as a research chair. Parker would later occupy the first William A. Kern Chair in Communications at the Rochester Institute of Technology (1973).

The full article can be read here and a PDF of it can be downloaded: http://amodern.net/article/harley-parker/#pdf .

The following articles are included in this journal issue. Click on each title to access and/or download the PDF:-

About Harley Parker: http://harleyparker.ca/

The following earlier postings on this blog include information about Harley Parker:-

Distant Early Warning Line Card Deck (1969) – which was co-designed by Parker: https://goo.gl/gBQtkF

Explorations: Studies in Culture & Communication (1953-59) – https://goo.gl/zTQwcg

“Counterblast” by Marshall McLuhan & Harley Parker, 1969 – https://goo.gl/0XU5jx

A Symposium: Harley Parker & the Challenge to Curatorial Authority, Oshawa, ON – https://goo.gl/6FpebI 

About Dr. Gary Genosko – http://goo.gl/JWYGRa 

Head from Human Doll Figure, with Tattoo Patterning (ca. 500-800)
Head from Human Doll Figure, with Tattoo Patterning (ca. 500-800) PHOTO: THE EDMUND CARPENTER COLLECTION.

The Menil Collection is host to an extraordinary, compact show of small Paleo-Eskimo artifacts. “MicroCosmos: Details From the Carpenter Collection of Arctic Art” comprises about 150 exquisitely carved objects/sculptures (c. 250 B.C. to A.D. 1000)—predominantly walrus ivories—whose creamy colors have been weathered honey-gold and caramel-brown from centuries buried beneath permafrost.

These carved ivory gems are charged, magical and enigmatic. Most are so little they could be scooped up in handfuls like jewels, charms and miniature chess pieces and stowed away in your pockets. Though untouchable in their display cases, they demand to be handled and closely inspected. You want to see and feel the fine details of their carved contours, interlacing designs and pinprick features.


Carpenter married photographer Adelaide de Menil (daughter of Menil Collection founders John and Dominique de Menil); and the Carpenters chose numerous masterworks of Pacific Northwest Coast and Pacific Islands art in the Menil Collection. Alongside his friend and colleague Marshall McLuhan, Carpenter was best known for having pioneered contemporary media studies and for seeking to understand what happens when modern and indigenous cultures collide. At the Menil, collections of European and non-European artworks have reached a beautifully interactive synthesis.

Read the rest of this article here: http://goo.gl/GQYC6c


Read the following previous postings about Ted Carpenter here:

Edmund (“Ted”) Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) – https://goo.gl/oT28X1

Lance Strate’s Reflections on the Passing of Ted Carpenter – https://goo.gl/LdMZVO

Edmund "Ted" Carpenter on a ship from a Greenland expedition in the 1990s.

Edmund “Ted” Carpenter on a ship from a Greenland expedition in the 1990s.

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Monday Night Seminar – The Mobile City – In the mobile world, is there a sense of place?

With Colin Ellard, Luigi Ferrara, Sean Silcoff

Monday, November 30, 6:00 pm to 8:00 PM

Location: The Coach House, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

COLIN ELLARD is a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo and director of its Urban Realities Laboratory. He works at the intersection of psychology and architectural and urban design, conducting experiments that measure how your brain and body respond to different kinds of settings. Author of You Are Here (2009) and Places of the Heart (2015).

LUIGI FERRARA is an architect, designer, educator and storyteller. He is the Dean of the Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada and Director of the internationally acclaimed Institute without Boundaries (IwB). He has served as President and Senator of Icsid and lectures around the world on topics as diverse as design and sustainability, design management, urban planning, information technology, digital media, telecommunications and the network society.

SEAN SILCOFF is a business writer with The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. He previously worked as a columnist and Montreal correspondent for the National Post and as a staff writer at Canadian Business Magazine, where he was project co-ordinator of the magazine’s inaugural Rich 100 list. Sean also worked as a communications director with Canada Post from 2009 to 2011. He is the winner of two National Newspaper Awards and is the coauthor of the best-selling Losing the Signal, about the rise and fall of BlackBerry. 

Registration is free. Reserve a spot here: http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/events/


Workshop: What’s on your mind? [or, making the most of a situation]
John Osweld, McLuhan Centenary Fellow

Wenesday, December 2, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Registration is free. Reserve a spot here: http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/events/


New Explorations Group

Wednesday 2 December, 7:00-9:00 pm
Improv Improv
We seek to step out, stare into the abyss and explore improvisation in and through tactile & post-verbal dialogue and John Oswald’s art wrestling. We will also explore paths beyond shame and selfconsciousness. Macroscopic gesticulation.
Pre-requisite: some attention to personal hygiene.
Suggested readings/viewings:
“Subject, Object, Improv: John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and Eastern (Western) Philosophy in Music” by Tracy McMullen
The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart – John Peel (video)
From Cliché to Archetype (1970), Chapter “Theatre of the Absurd”, by Marshall McLuhan
Understanding Media (1964), Chapters “Media Hot and Cold” and “Clothing: Our Extended Skin” by Marshall McLuhan

Registration is free. Reserve a spot here: http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/events/



This latest book by Eric McLuhan was announced on this blog on Oct. 27. See https://goo.gl/bAsF0A . The following is Dr. McLuhan’s Forward to his book:-

The Sensus Communis Synesthesia & The Soul   –   An Odyssey

By Eric McLuhan

Foreword is Forewarned

When I came across a description of the experience of mysticism in Henri de Lubac’s magisterial Medieval Exegesis: The Four Senses of Scripture, I found myself on familiar ground. It brought forcefully to mind the experience of mimesis in ancient Greek poetics.

Mimesis is the technique of interiorization: knowing by putting-on, knowing by becoming,intellectually and emotionally, the thing known. That is, integral, interiorized knowinginstead of conceptual knowing: unmediated, direct perception by the body and theemotions and the intellect of the hearer, that is, by the hearers soul. Direct experienceby total submergence. (p. 27, infra.)

Fifty years ago, Eric Havelock wrote about Plato’s “war” with the bards over their use of mimesis. It engendered the total, the almost pathological involvement of the hearer in the poetic performance, an involvement so profound that the hearer effectively became the poem. He put on the characters; he spoke their words; he performed their actions; he suffered, triumphed, exulted, despaired as they did, and he did it so completely that a single exposure would fix the recitation perfectly in his memory for the rest of his life.

Thirty years later you could automatically quote what Achilles had said or what the poet had said about him. Such enormous powers of poetic memorization could be purchasedonly at the cost of total loss of objectivityThis then is the master clue to Platos choice of the word mimesis to describe the poetic experience. It focuses initially not on theartists creative act but on his power to make his audience identify almost pathologicallyand certainly sympathetically with the content if what he is saying(infra, p. 28)

Plato was determined to break the spell and inculcate instead the exotic new skills of abstract thought and objectivity that accompanied the alphabet. Abstraction was essential to the new science of philosophy, so Plato waged the first media war. Aristotle continued the campaign with an immensely powerful technology of his own devising: the syllogism.

Fifteen hundred years after Plato and Aristotle, as de Lubac reveals, mimesis can again be found at work, albeit in a totally separate context, that of the interpretation of Scripture. More particularly, interpretation at the level of mysticism, the “Anagogical” level. Unlike the Historical Sense or the Allegorical Sense of Scripture, the Anagogical Sense does not consist of ideas: it is constituted as direct experience, an experience generally regarded as ineffable and beyond words or explanation. The reader puts on, or enters into, the passage of Scripture so completely as to become it. He transcends mere intellectual understanding and attains, through contemplation, a state of knowing through his whole being.

Perhaps equally surprising, mimesis is everywhere in evidence in our contemporary world, particularly in the arts and in advertising, and in modern media. This reversal has implications for the Church and the sacraments, implications that need to be addressed without delay.

Accordingly, this essay concerns both experience and the several kinds of sense: intellectual, and corporal, and spiritual senses. As far as possible I have tried to avoid theory and stick to a common sense approach. Moreover, the ancient and medieval doctrine of the human sensus communis is particularly relevant to contemporary experience. It is evident for example in the condition psychologists call synesthesia, which also has much to tell us about mimesis.

These pages, then, treat of the four senses of exegesis (and particularly Anagogy), and the bodily senses, and mimesis as experiences and as modes of insight, and not in terms of ideas or theories. Experiences can be checked, shared, verified by anyone. These considerations naturally bring into the discussion the notion of the Common Sense, which today plays such a central part in the study of communication and the associated technologies. In turn, the sensus communis (common sense), an obscure artifact of Aristotelian philosophy and medieval theology, has quietly invaded the unsuspecting contemporary world disguised as synesthesia. And the poets, and the blind, have much to offer us on its account, so they contribute a few insights to our discussion. The senses we discuss are multifarious: there are the five bodily senses, and the intellectual Senses of scripture that de Lubac discusses, and also the theological senses (the Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity), and each group, we discover, has its own sensus communis, and the three groups are in communion with each other.

Modern media exert a profound and destabilizing effect on the sensus communis and on the interrelation of the various senses; consequently, we turn to a consideration of the importance and significance of the body. The meaning of the human body cannot be overstated, as John Paul II shows in depth in his seminal Theology of the Body: the body is everywhere assaulted by all of our new media, a state which has resulted in deep disorientation of intellect and destabilization of culture throughout the world. In the age of disembodied communication, the meaning and significance and experience of the body is utterly transformed and distorted.

Before we can take steps to counteract the influence of our technologies on our senses, we must account for how they bring their influence to bear. On the one hand, the arts may hold a significant part of the answer; on the other, an increased emphasis on participation in the sacraments would go far toward rectifying matters.

It is time to bring forward a Catholic Theory of Communication – that takes into account the transformation of the users of media.

Eric McLuhan   –   Bloomfield, Ontario, 2013-2014

Source: http://goo.gl/jzLPl5

The Gossage Gallery – Howard & Friends

Howard’s final bit of practical magic is the magic of connection – and it’s one we can all practice. It’s what happens when people connect and do what people do – laugh, talk, share, and make something happen. Howard was always looking for like minded people to raise a little hell – and do it in style.

 Here on Walter Landor’s boat (Walter Landor – founder of Landor Associates, one of the world’s leading design firms) is Howard with Walter Landor, Tom Wolfe, Marshall McLuhan and his wife, Alice Lowe (Gossage’s office manager who is currently head of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum), Herb  Caen (the well-known columnist), a city commissioner, and Gerry Feigen, a doctor who joined Howard’s  merry band.

Source: http://www.adbuzz.com/OLD/friends.html


Read the following previous postings on this blog about Howard Gossage, the “Socates of San Francisco”:-

Howard Gossage, 1960s Marketer of Marshall McLuhan – https://goo.gl/NIfdR0

New Biography of Howard Gossage – https://goo.gl/9719Ow

Howard Gossage: The Socrates of San Francisco – https://goo.gl/drgDT1 

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Monday Night Seminar – Culture as Soft Power – Is there such a thing as a city culture?

With Ngaire Blankenberg, John Cruickshank, Gail Dexter Lord 

Monday, November 23, 6:00 pm to 8:00 PM

Location: The Coach House, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

NGAIRE BLANKENBERG is a Principal Consultant at Lord Cultural Resources. She has been a youth worker, jazz poet, cartoonist, documentary-maker, and television producer. She directed the award winning documentary Morris Fynn Goes Native (SABC), was co-director of Nkosi’s Mission (SABC/BBC) and is the co-founder of the Museum of AIDS in Africa. She has advised museum and cultural clients in such cities as Washington D.C.; Patna;
Dharhan, Dubai, Beijing and Sydney.

JOHN CRUICKSHANK is the Publisher of the Toronto Star and President of Star Media Group. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in newspapers and television in both Canada and the United States. John’s continent-wide experience provides him with an in-depth knowledge of both the editorial and business side of media companies. He previously served as Publisher of CBC News, Publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, Editor-in-Chief of the Vancouver Sun and Managing Editor of The Globe and Mail. He also worked for the Montreal Gazette and started his journalism career with the Kingston Whig Standard.

GAIL DEXTER LORD is co-founder and copresident of Lord Cultural Resources. With Barry Lord, she is co-editor of The Manual of  Museum Planning (1991, 1999, 2012), coauthor of The Manual of Museum Management (1997 and 2009) and Artists, Patrons and the Public: Why Culture Changes (2010). She is co-author with Kate Markert of The Manual of Strategic Planning for Museums (2007). Gail has led cultural and tourism plans for cities as well as planning, management and exhibition assignments for museums, galleries and cities. In 2014, Gail was appointed Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture of France.

Screening “McLuhan’s Wake”   –   (Canada, 2002, 94 min.)

Wednesday, November 25, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM   –   at the Coach House
A film by Kevin McMahon and David Sobelman – This insightful documentary brings one of the most celebrated and controversial intellectual figures of the 20th century into the new millennium, demonstrating the relevance of McLuhan’s ideas to our wired, multicultural global village. McLuhan viewed media as environments that shape human life and argued the need for a science of media ecology to escape their effects. McLuhan’s new science took the form of four laws of media.  

ADDENDUM: The director of “McLuhan’s Wake” Kevin McMahon of Primitive Entertainment in Toronto, has agreed to attend and speak about the film, prior to its screening on the 25th. Co-producer and writer David Sobelman has also been invited and said he would try to make it as well. So, we will have first hand commentaries by at least one of the producers and possibly both of them. See http://www.primitive.net/partners.html

cover McLuhan’s Wake.

Kevin McMahon (Director).
Gerry Flahive (NFB Producer).

David Sobelman                                           (Writer, Co-producer)
National Film Board of Canada               with TVONTARIO, 

Social Media

Social media shapes message

By Geoffrey Johnston   –   Thursday, November 12, 2015

“Every technology has its own ground rules,” Marshall McLuhan said in a 1965 BBC interview.

“It decides all sorts of arrangements in other spheres,” said the Canadian-born communications theorist, who understood the power of technological innovation to disrupt and shape society.

For example, he described the invention of the printing press as a disruptive technological innovation. “It created almost overnight what we call nationalism, what in effect was a public,” he said. Unlike handwritten manuscripts, which “were not sufficiently powerful instruments of technology,” print created “unified, homogenous reading publics.”

According to McLuhan, when a new technology supplants the old, there is a transition period. “A new technology tends to take as its content the old technology, so that the new technology tends to flood any given present with archaism,” he said. For instance, “when print was new, it flooded the Renaissance with medieval materials.”

Although McLuhan died long before the advent of social media, his analysis is certainly applicable to Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

Social media is the message

Not so long ago, newspapers, television and radio were the main sources of news and current events analysis. However, many young Canadians now get their information from social media, an interactive medium. Yet much of the content on social media is being produced by newspapers and other traditional media.

Back in 1966, McLuhan famously said that “the medium is the message.” He wrote that various mediums have distinct impacts on the consumers of media. For instance, the world-renowned scholar asserted that a movie doesn’t require audience participation. “It’s a fantasy world, highly visual with the audience sitting very much back from the show,” he stated.

However, for McLuhan, television was “a profoundly involving medium with the audience as environment, the audience as vanishing point, the audience as screen.”

McLuhan drew a distinction between “hot” and “cool” mediums. He defined a cool medium as one in which “the information or data level is low, the fill-in or participation is high.” Conversely, he theorized that hot mediums “fill the situation with complex data,” and that means the “opportunity for completion fill-ins is less and participation is less.”

He stated that “cool means identification with the creative process.” And McLuhan asserted that “when a person is both involved and detached, he has to identify with the creative process.”

Twitter is the coolest of mediums. The micro-blogging website, by definition, is a sparse medium that does not allow the user to post a message that exceeds 140 characters. To paraphrase McLuhan, the data level is low on Twitter, and the participation level is high.

Unlike traditional media, there is direct communication on Twitter between journalist and reader. The wall between the two solitudes has been demolished by digital technology.

When the journalist posts a piece, Twitter reacts immediately, passing judgment on the quality of the reporting and writing, correcting mistakes, pointing out omissions, and offering intriguing alternative points of view.

However, not all interactions on Twitter are constructive. Too often, bitterly partisan politics, rabid political correctness, racism, sexism or anti-Semitism poisons the dialogue.

Another problem is the ugly phenomenon of digital executions. Fuelled by manufactured outrage and a sense of moral superiority, a lynch mob mentality often grips Twitter, and some unfortunate individual is singled out and vilified.

During the 2015 election campaign, former federal immigration minister Chris Alexander was unfairly targeted by the digital mob, including a prominent journalist, for his handling of the Syrian refugee crisis. Many inexplicably blamed him for the tragic drowning death of Alan Kurdi, a Syrian child refugee who perished crossing the Mediterranean.

Opposed to innovation

McLuhan stated in a 1966 CBC interview that he was “resolutely opposed to all innovations,” but he went on to say that he remained “determined to understand what’s happening,” because he simply wasn’t willing to sit and allow “the juggernaut” to roll over him.

Social media is here to stay, and established journalists and politicians had better try to understand the new technology — lest the juggernaut roll over them.  Read the rest at source: http://tinyurl.com/phu25wa .


Media Literacy - Classic TV commercials

“Is not the essence of education civil defense against media fallout? -” Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy, 294.

Marshall McLuhan was a common influence on the fields of Media Ecology and Media Literacy during the 1960s and ‘70s. McLuhan’s Report on project in understanding new media (1960), intended as a high school media studies curriculum, led directly to the publication of Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964), used by both media ecology and media literacy educators. But since then, the fields of media ecology and media literacy  have diverged, going their separate ways, seemingly with little overlap or mutual recognition, serving different student, educator and general public communities. This panel will consider the reasons for that divergence, the commonalities and differences in thinking, and whether greater mutual recognition and cooperation would benefit both communities and education in general.


Date: November 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Location: The Charbonel Lounge in Elmsely Hall, 81 St. Mary Street, St. Michael’s College campus.

The panelists will include:

Neil Andersen – President of the Association for Media Literacy (http://www.aml.ca/74-2/ )

Carol Arcus – VP, Association for Media Literacy (http://www.aml.ca/1108-2/ )

Paolo Granata – McLuhan Fellow, McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology (http://individual.utoronto.ca/paologranata/ )

Alex Kuskis – Adjunct Professor of Communication, Gonzaga University (via e-learning) (https://about.me/akuskis )

Bob Logan – St. Michael’s College Fellow + University of Toronto Physics (http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/people/homepages/logan/ )

John Pungente, SJ – Jesuit Communication Project, Regis College and St. Michael’s College (http://www.jcp.proscenia.net/index.htm )

Moderator: Arthur McLuhan – Sociology, York University


Sponsors: The mLab (Toronto Media Lab), associated with Children’s Own Media Museum and St. Michael’s College Science Association, together with the following organizations:

McLuhan Legacy Network, Marshall McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, Book and Media Students Association, and the Math Union. The mLab, which grew out of the Children’s Own Museum, is co-chaired by Arthur McLuhan and Emily McLuhan who are cousins and grand-children of Marshall McLuhan.

The New Science of Communication:  Reconsidering McLuhan's Message for our Modern Moment
By Anthony M. Wachs

November 2015 | paper | ISBN 978-0-8207-0487-6

Publisher: Duquesne University Press

Book Information:

“The medium is the message,” and we now live in a “global village” — much of Marshall McLuhan’s significant contributions to communication theory has been reduced to these well-known aphorisms. And while these catchphrases do indeed capture certain aspects of his thought, a fuller understanding of his vision remains remarkably incomplete. In this study, Anthony M. Wachs engages in an unconventional — and controversially orthodox — reading of McLuhan’s work on media and technology.

McLuhan proposed four laws to be used in evaluating any medium: What is enhanced or intensified? What is rendered obsolete? What is retrieved that was previously obsolesced? What happens when pressed to an extreme? In order to help the reader gain a better grasp of the problems of the “electric age,” Wachs details the connection between McLuhan’s views on technology, media, and communications, and the classical arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. He proposes that these laws have been understudied, misunderstood, and underutilized, and that, while they are indeed grounded in ancient modes of understanding that Bacon and Vico referred to as the “new science,” they are uniquely helpful in understanding our contemporary moment in time.

The New Science of Communication offers an original contribution to scholarship on McLuhan and media ecology, as scholars interested in the interactions of media with human feeling, thought, and behavior have forced modern presuppositions onto their readings of McLuhan. Wachs, however, corrects this misreading by uniquely combining communication and media, and restoring classical and medieval communication theory as an alternative to modern rationalist theories. He argues that this restoration provides a way to think through the implications of living in our own electronic age in a more balanced way, reestablishing the importance of humanities-based education within the twenty-first century.

Author Information:

ANTHONY M. WACHS is assistant professor and director of forensics in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication Studies at Northern State University. He is the associate editor of Discourse: Journal of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota, which received the Central States Communication Association’s Outstanding Journal Award for 2014.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/nekk6nf

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Monday Night Seminar – The Making of the Smart Village – Do we really know who we are in our city? 

With Grahame Beakhust, Zahra Ebrahim, Abdul W. Khan                                                                             Monday, November 9, 6:00 pm to 8:00 PM

Location: The Coach House, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

GRAHAME BEAKHUST is a writer, known for Spiritual Gardens (2007) and Guerilla Gardener series shows. Educated at Oxford and McGill in philosophy, politics and law. 3 years in the Arctic, taught graduate environmental studies at York for 10 years and also worked for Tommy Douglas, Jack Layton and Frank Stronach. Chief of Staff to
Solicitor General. Hosted gardening series for Discovery & Vision. 35 year Island resident.

ZAHRA EBRAHIM is a change driven, rule-bending creative, deeply invested in using design and design process to explore community engagement, institutional innovation, and participatory citybuilding. As the Principal of the design think tank, archiTEXT, she has led innovation projects with some of Canada’s largest charities and governing bodies. She was recently nominated
as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders to Watch and included in Toronto Life’s 2014 issue of the “50 Most Influential People in the City”.

ABDUL WAHEED KHAN is an internationally recognised leader in the use of information and communication technology for education and development. He has worked with several international and national organizations including UNESCO, UNDP, FAO, UNESCAP, ADB and The Commonwealth of Learning. He served as the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information at UNESCO, Paris for nearly a decade.

Registration is free. Reserve a spot here: http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/events/


Workshop: Marshalling Media  

Wenesday, November 18, 2:00pm to 6:00 pm 

David Nostbakken, McLuhan Centenary Fellow  —  This workshop welcomes participants into a “town hall” on the twentieth century value and opportunity of Marshall McLuhan. We will explore the future prospects of the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, for the iSchool, the University, the city, the country and the global village. Building on a transformative legacy.

Registration is free. Reserve a spot here: http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/events/


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