Archive for the ‘artists’ Category


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 – […]



R.H. Thompson as Marshall McLuhan in The Message, at the Tarragon Theatre, Toronto (Photo by Cylla Von Teidemann) Click on the image for an expanded view. When it comes to Canadians who have shaped global culture, there are few peers to Marshall McLuhan. The visionary writer coined the phrases “global village” and “the medium is […]



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 […]



Me. You. Us. Them. by Douglas Coupland,Hans Ulrich Obrist,Shumon Basar 17 August 2020 Have you wondered why the inside of your head feels so strange these days? We think you’re morphing into something else. We call this “The Extreme Self.” What follows is a sample from our next book. It charts the transformations taking place in […]



Panchal Mansaram March 4, 1934 –  December 6, 2020 We are deeply saddened that Panchal Mansaram passed on from this life on Sunday December 6, 2020 in Burlington, Ontario, at the age of 86 years old, almost one year after his beloved wife Tarunika. He had a strong internal light and quiet persistence that came from a […]



Museum of Communication, Frankfurt Feedback #5: Frankfurt, Museum of Communication Marshall McLuhan and The Arts: Global Warning! “The artist’s insights or perceptions seem to have been given to mankind as a providential means of bridging the gap between evolution and technology. The artist is able to program, or reprogram, the sensory life in a manner […]



P. Mansaram: The Medium is the Medium is the Medium September 11, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Burlington Art Gallery Click here to view the Education Guide Curated by Indu Vashist and Toleen Touq of the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), this exhibition of Burlington’s senior media artist P. Mansaram’s work thinks through the […]