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By Eric Jensen, SJ  –  October 19, 2010 Walter J. Ong was part of the English Department at Saint Louis University when I did my MA there in the early 1960s. His courses were so wide ranging that we called them “Onglish” rather than English. He was then the most published Jesuit in the U.S., […]



Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, October 1970 Written by Chloe Merritt on October 20, 2020 The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) invited Jonathan Slater, a professor of public relations at State University of New York Plattsburgh (SUNY) on Oct. 14 to give a lecture exploring the influence of Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan on the role of mass […]



Journalist Christian Esguerra named as 2020 McLuhan Fellow for Excellence in Journalism The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines presented the annual Marshall McLuhan Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism to Christian Esguerra of ABS-CBN News, in recognition of his stellar work in the past year especially in providing explanatory reporting of the day’s most important […]



By Eric Scheske My first cell phone was the Motorola RAZR V3. That was in 2005. I didn’t use it a lot at first, but it made me more accessible to my clients. I would often use it to return calls while walking, so I could exercise and earn money at the same time. I […]



The Beatles on the set of Our World prior to the program, June 25, 1967  Well, what is called for example a generation gap today, the TV generation of kids, have a completely different set of perceptions from their parents. Their parents grew up in a visual world like the world of movies, where they […]



Explorations Cover Designed by Harold Kurchenska & Used Until April 1970 Explorations Cover June 1970 Redesign THE “UNKNOWN” EXPLORATIONS By Gary Genosko Douglas Coupland describes the journal as a “glorious stew of diamonds and rhinestones and Fabergé eggs and merde.” For Coupland, Explorations was McLuhan’s “calling card throughout the world.” It is against this background of heavy valorization […]



Winnipeg Today, a photo of near the “Forks,” where the Assiniboine River flows into the Red River I have been reading and seeing the phrase “Winnipeg School of Communication” for a couple of years now and never before that and I assumed that it was being used in the same sense as the Frankfurt School, […]



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 […]



For several years I have followed the work of Douglas Coupland because he exemplifies for me the kind of artist McLuhan wrote about who has “integral awareness” because he “grasps the implications of his actions and of new knowledge in his own time” (Understanding Media, p. 65). Therefore any new book involving him, whether collaborated […]



Established in 1997 between the McLuhan Program at the University of Toronto and the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, the Marshall McLuhan Fellowship has been awarded yearly to a recipient embodying outstanding qualities in the field of investigative journalism. Canadian embassy’s political & public affairs counselor Warren Mucci with Patricia Evangelista who was awarded […]