The Inaugural Issue of the New Explorations: Studies in Culture & Communication Journal is Now Online


The New Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication journal and project is inspired by the original journal Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication, which was edited by Edmund (Ted) Carpenter and Marshall McLuhan. The first eight issues of Explorations were published between 1953 and 1957 at the University of Toronto and a ninth issue was published in 1959 edited by Edmund Carpenter alone. Marshall McLuhan then edited issues 10 to 32 between 1964 and 1972 that appeared as inserts in the alumni magazines of the University of Toronto with issues number 10 through 19 appearing in the Varsity Graduate magazine and issues 20 through 32 appearing in the University of Toronto Graduate magazine.    

New Explorations reaffirms and continues the theoretical perspectives of Explorations, which so profoundly influenced the Toronto School of Communication and media studies worldwide. Just as the first Explorations probed the emergent media technologies of McLuhan’s electric age in the second half of the 20th century, New Explorations continues their voyage of discovery into the digital age of our new millennium.

PUBLISHED: 2020-05-15
  • Editor: Robert K. Logan
  • Associate Editor, Co-Blog Editor:  Adam Pugen (
  • Associate Editor, Co-Blog Editor: Steven Hicks (
  • New Explorations Website:

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