McLuhan Centre Spring Program Week 4: Monday Night Seminar, April 25; Video Lounge, April 26; Book Salon, April 27

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Winter/Spring 2016 program of events

BREAKDOWN AS BREAKTHROUGH – Does the Imagination Have Ethics?

MONDAY, 25 APRIL, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

With Martin Arnold, Julia Moulden, Diane Blake 

MARTIN ARNOLD is a musician based in Toronto. His notated compositions are performed nationally and internationally. Martin is also an active member of Toronto’s improvisation and experimental jazz/roots/rock communities performing on live electronics, banjo, melodica, and guitar. Martin lectures in Cultural Studies at Trent University and Art, Culture and Media, at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He also works as a landscape gardener.

JULIA MOULDEN loves to observe: she’s the author of three books on emerging global trends and was a Huffington Post columnist for five years. Julia also loves to talk, having spoken to audiences on four continents. After travelling widely and living in three countries, she came home to Toronto. Her communications agency helps drive productivity, innovation, and growth, and she’s currently at work on her fourth book. April 2, 2016 is her 60th birthday and she’s just getting started. @JuliaMoulden

DIANE BLAKE, Founder and Lead Sponsor of Myseum of Toronto, has been a proud Torontonian since 1986. Prior to becoming an archivist, she worked in information technology, and studied at University College in London and the University of Toronto. Diane volunteers with grassroots social groups, and artistic and cultural organizations in Toronto. She is currently co-chairing the fundraising campaign to archive the historic media content of TVO. Along with her husband Stephen Smith, Diane believes the key to building a first-class city is in understanding its past.

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VIDEO LOUNGE – The Medium is the Massage Film

TUESDAY, 26 APRIL, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Few people are aware that The Medium is the Massage film was produced and distributed in 1967 by McGraw-Hill Education the same year as the bestselling paperback book of the same title. The only public showing this 54 minute film appears to have had was on NBC TV, as the entry below from TV Guide indicates.

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BOOK SALON: – The New Science of Communication: Reconsidering McLuhan’s
Message for our Modern Moment 
By Anthony M. Wachs – Duquesne University Press, 2015

WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

With Anthony M. Wachs, Alex Kuskis, Robert K. Logan

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.
Anthony M. Wachs is assistant professor and director of forensics in the Department of Languages,
Literature, and Communication Studies at Northern State University.

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2 Responses to “McLuhan Centre Spring Program Week 4: Monday Night Seminar, April 25; Video Lounge, April 26; Book Salon, April 27”

  1. 1 paologranata

    Hi Alex,

    I’m sorry. a third speaker changed: See here http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/breakdown-as-breakthrough/

    Diane Blake, Founder and Lead Sponsor of Myseum of Toronto, has been a proud Torontonian since 1986. Prior to becoming an archivist, she worked in information technology, and studied at University College in London and the University of Toronto. Diane volunteers with grassroots social groups, and artistic and cultural organizations in Toronto. She is currently co-chairing the fundraising campaign to archive the historic media content of TVO. Along with her husband Stephen Smith, Diane believes the key to building a first-class city is in understanding its past.

  2. Okay Paolo, I will change the blog and the email I will send out on the McLuhan Google Group. Thank you for letting me know quickly………Alex


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