Archive for the ‘Academic’ Category


EMPIRE AND COMMUNICATIONS By Harold A. Innis Edited by William J. Buxton Introduction by William J. Buxton Originally published in 1950, Harold A. Innis’s Empire and Communications is considered to be one of the classic works in media studies, yet its origins have received little attention. Ambitious in its scope, the book spans five millennia, tracing a path of […]



A Review of Adeena Karasick’s Book, Massaging the Medium: Seven Pechakuchas – By Robert K. Logan Although as the editor of the journal New Explorations, I have assigned the review of Adeena Karasick’s book Massaging the Medium: Seven Pechakuchas to Steve Hicks, I decided to also review her book, as I so enjoyed reading it. […]



Special Issue: Digital Humanism and the Future of Humanity  This special issue edited by Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Hans-Jörg Kreowski contains full paper proceedings of the workshop organised by the Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society, Vienna, Austria, together with the Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility, Bremen, Germany, held at the online […]



Northern Sparks Innovation, Technology Policy, and the Arts in Canada from Expo 67 to the Internet Age By Michael Century An “episode of light” in Canada sparked by Expo 67 when new art forms, innovative technologies, and novel institutional and policy frameworks emerged together. OVERVIEW Understanding how experimental art catalyzes technological innovation is often prized yet […]



Out of School: Information Art and the Toronto School of Communication By Adam Lauder, PhD A unique look at the artists inspired by the Toronto School of Communication and the rise of an information society. Through a series of focused and interconnected case studies, Out of School explores the long history of information art associated with […]



Jacques Ellul (1912 – 1994) Dear Ellul Society Friend Our Montreal Conference on The Arts, Culture and the Environment in a Technological Society: Revisiting Jacques Ellul is less than three months away! Location: McGill University, downtown Montreal. We are excited to have a number of arts-related events scheduled in tandem with the conference, including film, art exhibitions and music […]



CURRENT ISSUE Vol. 2 No. 2 (2022): New Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication – PUBLISHED: 2022-04-04 ARTICLES The Bible Project and the Sensorium: Opening Spaces for New Media Ecologies Anthony Chase Mitchell     –  PDF Probe-ability: McLuhan’s Methodology of the Probe Robert K. Logan     –  PDF Fundamentals of Biotechnocommunicology Octavio Islas, Amaia     –  PDF […]



By Najmeh Khalili-Mahani Media theorist Marshall McLuhan suggested that each media-related extension of man comes at the expense of another organ. For example, by increasing reliance on visual media, we lose touch with oral communication. McLuhan also formulated the laws of media which states that all media aim to extend the body, and when they do so some […]



CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Grabbe, Lars C., Andrew McLuhan, and Tobias Held. 2023. Beyond Media Literacy. Büchner-Verlag: Marburg. Deadline for abstracts: April 22, 2022 Deadline for articles: November 25, 2022 Today, media literacy, digital media literacy, media and information literacy, critical media literacy, media literacy education, and the like, are hot topics discussed from elementary schools […]



I’m glad she qualified the title with “Feminine Extensions”… Editor(s): Sarah Sharma, Rianka Singh Contributor(s): Nasma Ahmed, Morehshin Allahyari, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Brooke Duffy, Ganaele Langlois, Sara Martel, Shannon Mattern, Cait McKinney, Jeremy Packer, Craig Robertson, Ladan Mohamed Siad, Nicholas Thiel Taylor, Armond Towns, Jennifer Wemigwans Subjects Gender and Sexuality > Feminism and Women’s Studies, Media Studies > Media Technologies, Cultural Studies The contributors to Re-Understanding Media advance a feminist version of Marshall McLuhan’s key text, Understanding […]