Invitation to Monday Night Webinar #11 on Facebook or YouTube – Monday, July , 8 to 10 PM


PandeMedia & Folklores from the Lockdown Age

Join us for the eleventh Monday Night Webinar, Monday JULY 6, 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.

With special guests  Jody BerlandGary GenoskoIzabella Pruska-Oldenhof.

LINKS to the live stream:

Marshall McLuhan Facebook Group

The McLuhan Institute YouTube Channel:

Biographies of the Guest Speakers

JODY BERLAND is a Professor of environmental humanities and media studies. Research and teaching in the areas of Canadian and modern culture, cultural studies, media theory, human-animal relations. Editor Emerita of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 1998-2015. Awarded the 2010 Gertrude J Robinson Book Prize, CCA for North of Empire: Essays on Cultural Technologies of Space, Duke University Press, 2009. Principal Investigator, “Digital Animalities: Media Representations of Nonhuman Life in the Age of Risk,” SSHRC 2016-2020. Author, Virtual Menageries: Animals as Mediators in Network Cultures, MIT Press 2019. Supervised 12 completed PhDs. (

GARY GENOSKO is a Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario. He received his BA in Philosophy at University of Toronto and his MA in Philosophy at University of Alberta. He received his MES at York University and completed his PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University. He held a Canada Research Chair from 2002 to 2012 in Technoculture Studies, and has received SSHRC funding for a number of projects since 2001, as well as participating in a McConnell Foundation grant for community service learning. His most recent book is Remodelling Communication (UTP 2012), and he recently edited a special issue of the journal Deleuze Studies on ‘Felix Guattari in the Age of Semiocapitalism’ (2012).  Recent articles by Dr. Genosko have appeared inCultural studiesParallaxCultural PoliticsCtheory; and chapters in The Cambridge Companion to DeleuzeValences of InterdisciplinarityThe Guattari Effect, and Transforming McLuhan. His previous books include Felix Guattari: An Aberrant Introduction, and Felix Guattari: A Critical Introduction. His forthcoming book When Technocultures Collide is in press with WLUP, and he has contributed many entries to the forthcoming Deleuze and Guattari Dictionary (Continuum). (

IZABELLA PRUSKA-OLDENHOF is a Toronto-based experimental filmmaker, scholar and Assistant Professor at the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. She is a graduate of Media Arts at Ryerson University (BAA) and Communication and Culture at York University (MA) and (PhD). Her doctoral research concentrated on feminine aesthetics in avant-garde cinema and body art, and drew on Julia Kristeva’s theories on vanguard poetry and Luce Irigaray’s philosophy of ethics. Izabella’s writings on cinema, art, dance, technology and culture, have appeared in Parol, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, and in Ultimate Reality and Meaning Journal (Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding), and in anthologies on media arts and on screen dance, including a chapter in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Screendance. Izabella’s film and video projects have screened in numerous group programs at international film festivals, cinematheques, galleries and art centres in Canada and abroad. She is the co-founder and an active member of the Toronto-based experimental film collective, the Loop Collective (, external link, opens in new window). Her work as an artist and scholar is interdisciplinary and often explores connections between art, bodies, and technology. (

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