Invitation to Monday Night Webinar #5 on Facebook or YouTube – Monday, May 25, 8 to 10 PM


PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age

Join us for the fifth Monday Night Webinar, Monday MAY 25th, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age.

In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global crisis, as a source of knowledge and inspiration.

Hosted by Paolo Granata
Special guests:
Terence Bowman, Adeena Karasick, Lance Strate, Tom Cooper

LINKS to the live stream:

Marshall McLuhan Facebook Group

The McLuhan Institute YouTube Channel:

Biographies of the Guest Speakers

TERENCE BOWMAN is a Montreal-based actor, improviser, writer, comedian and teacher, with an illustrious career that spans three decades and a multitude of mediums. Stage, studio, keyboard and a classroom are all Terence’s homes. He has appeared in feature films with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson and has had recurring roles on the TV series Blue Mountain State and Big Wolf on Campus. Terence is a member of The Vestibules, a Canadian sketch comedy group perhaps best known for the Dr. Demento Show cult sketch hit Bulbous Bouffant and for their appearances on CBC Radio, TV and at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Read more here:

ADEENA KARASICK was born in Winnipeg, of Russian Jewish heritage, is a poet / cultural theorist and video and performance artist; as well as the award-winning author of five books of poetry and poetic theory. Dedicated to the interplay of conflictual dialects, aesthetics, textures that impact on the construction of feminist and cultural identity, her articles, reviews and dialogues on contemporary poetry, poetics and cultural/semiotic theory have been published worldwide. Karsick’s writing has been described as “electricity in language,” “an impressive deconstruction of language and meaning which is “exuberant in [its] cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” and “inserts itself amongst the corpus of texts that are changing, and being changed by, contemporary pedagogies”. Read more here:

LANCE STRATE is a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, has an honorary appointment as chair professor at Henan University in China, and was the 2015 Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication at Villanova University in Philadelphia. He is the author of several books, including “Echoes and Reflections: On Media Ecology as a Field of Study,” “On the Binding Biases of Time and Other Essays on General Semantics and Media Ecology,” “Amazing Ourselves to Death: Neil Postman’s Brave New World Revisited,” and most recently, “Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition.” Strate has co-edited a number of anthologies, including two editions of “Communication and Cyberspace,” as well as “The Legacy of McLuhan; Korzybski And…” Read more here:

TOM COOPER is the author or co-author of seven published books about media ethics and criticism and the co-publisher of Media Ethics, an independent academic and professional magazine (both on-line and in print). Cooper has written over a hundred articles and reviews. Recently he has served as an ethics expert for the United Nations creating a new ethics curriculum for students and faculty worldwide. From 1975-1980 at the University of Toronto, Cooper served as an assistant to Marshall McLuhan, the renowned communications theorist who originated the phrase “the medium is the message.” Cooper co-produced some of the first audio-spacebridges (live satellite, two-way broadcasts) between the U.S., the Soviet Union, and other countries. Read more here:

Terence Bowman’s Vestibules, formerly known as Radio Free Vestibule, is a Canadian surrealist comedy troupe composed of Terence Bowman, Paul Paré, and Bernard Deniger. This is their Ballad of Marshall McLuhan:-

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