Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Mapping Media Ecology-Introduction to the Field Series: Understanding Media Ecology By Dr. Dennis D. Cali Until now, the academic foundations of media ecology have been passed down primarily in the form of edited volumes, often by students of Neil Postman, or are limited to a focus on Marshall McLuhan and/or Postman or some other individual important […]


Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition provides a long-awaited and much-anticipated introduction to media ecology, a field of inquiry defined as the study of media as environments. Lance Strate presents a clear and concise explanation of an intellectual tradition concerned with much more than understanding media, but rather with understanding the conditions that […]


McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology with Cultural Workers Organize Organizer of Book Launch: Culture/Work/Resistance  LOCATION: McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, 39A Queens Park Crescent                       East off 121 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 DATE & TIME: Tuesday, May 30, 6:00 – 7:30 PM  REGISTER NOW […]


“The essential guide to how media shape our lives. By the creator of the most talked about political ad in television history.” The Responsive Chord outlines the way our ways of thinking and communicating have been shaped for centuries by written language and by the difficulty of transmitting information over long distances… and how those habits […]


The Mind on Paper: Reading, Consciousness and Rationality David R. Olson, Professor Emeritus, OISE, University of Toronto Author Information: https://goo.gl/ZvBghq Planned Publication: November 2016   –   Not yet published   –   Hardback   –   ISBN: 9781107162891 Although the importance of literacy is widely acknowledged in society and remains at the top of the political agenda, […]


Harold Innis Reflects: Memoir & WWI Writings/ Correspondence Edited by William J. Buxton; Michael R. Cheney & Paul Heyer –Foreword by Anne Innis Dagg Offering fresh insight into the early life of Harold Adams Innis (1894-1952), this volume makes available a number of previously unpublished writings from the renowned Canadian economic historian and media scholar. Part I, Innis’s […]


 ************************** The radicalism of the 1960s was reflected in theorizing about what education should look like in the New Media age of the ’60s. The thinking and method in this book revolve around two poles of thought that were big on the radar screens and in the cocktail party chatter of Sixties-era intellectuals: the ideas […]


 Editor: Friesen, Norm (Ed.) Offers interpretations of recent developments in media and communication studies Is the first to bring together leading media theorists and media philosophers from German‐speaking Europe Represents a unique addition to texts related to Friedrich Kittler It includes papers on Marshall McLuhan by Michael Darroch, Rainer Leschke and Norm Friesen. This book […]


“For over half a century neuroscientists have known that specific neuronal pathways grow and proliferate when used, while the disuse of neuron “trees” leads to their shrinkage and gradual loss of efficacy. Even before those discoveries, McLuhan described the process metaphorically, writing that when we adapt to a new tool that extends a function previously performed by […]


Marshall McLuhan’s collaboratively-written books, especially the ones published after his death in 1980, do not receive the review and critical attention they deserve, which needs to change. Therefore it was a pleasure to read the following Kirkus Review which, though short, is well-considered, which was published in print in 1989 but only online in 2012. […]