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By Benjamin Errett So let’s think of the media scholar as the Greatest Canadian Wit. To really understand Marshall McLuhan, you had to be Marshall McLuhan. And even then, it was probably a bit foggy. McLuhan began his 1958 keynote address to the National Association of Educational Broadcasters with a string of solid one-liners, including: […]



The internet age has done a hell of a job burnishing the reputation of Marshall McLuhan. After all, the famously cerebral Toronto media theorist more or less foretold the world wide web back in 1978, when he said that “a computer as a research and communication instrument could enhance retrieval, obsolesce mass library organization, retrieve […]



Editor Robert Logan reports that he has already begun work on  New Explorations 3 (1) due out in early 2022. Because of Covid, Volume 2 will have only one issue but it is packed with 22 items. We are planning two issues for Volume 3 in 2022. Here is the call for papers: New Explorations: Studies […]



Bob Logan & Eric McLuhan, photo by Salome Victoriano By Robert K. Logan Eric McLuhan B.Sc.—Communications, Wisconsin State University, 1972 M.A., Ph.D.—English Lit., University of Dallas, 1980, 1982 L.L.D. of Sacred Letters. University of St. Michael’s College. University of Toronto, 2011 Eric McLuhan, a Canadian scholar, public intellectual and a much sought-after speaker, was born […]



The title, which has also been turned into a Dubai exhibition, outlines the effects of the web and social media on our identities and societies. By Alexandra Chaves   –   July 2, 2021 On the internet, you can live for ever. The data you’ve created – the agglomeration of every click, like, bookmark and share – […]



Maelstrom Digital Art by Vincent Autenrieb “For McLuhan, the future could be either cataclysmic or transcendent”… The Canadian professor, philosopher and oracle of 1960s counterculture foresaw humanity’s ‘march backwards into the future’ as we are consumed by our digital landscapes By Mike Hodgkinson – 23 January, 2021 For much of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic […]



By Michael Cuenco   –   April 17, 2021 On January 6, a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. Among the most indelible images of that day was of a bare-chested man with bison horns, face paint, and a smattering of strange primal tattoos taking over the Speaker’s podium. Against the classical backdrop, some commentators noted that there […]



Published by Gingko Press – 412 pages, Softcover – 6″ x 9 1/4″ (150 x 235 mm) – 20 individual offprints in a slipcase – English – ISBN: 978-1-58423-051-9 The essay is for exploring; the book, for explaining. Such was McLuhan’s philosophy about these two forms. The essay is the freer form and one better […]



John McHale (Sr.) with Self-Portrait (Photo: Sam Lambert) Abstract  Over the course of the 1950s, the Scottish writer and artist John McHale (1922 – 1978) was committed to exploring the effects of fine art, advertising, and new media on the human experience. He was a prominent member of the Independent Group (IG), which met at the […]



100 Years Later: The McLuhan Program That Could By Carly Conway One hundred years ago today [July 21, 2011] one of Canada’s most iconic and controversial academics was born. More than 30 years after his death, Marshall McLuhan is still credited with changing the face of communication studies — even if many have dismissed his […]