Archive for the ‘Books on McLuhan’ Category

  “The true masterwork of Marshall McLuhan.” —Douglas Rushkoff Marshall McLuhan was the visionary theorist best known for coining the phrase “The medium is the message.” His work prefigures and underlies the themes of writers and artists as disparate and essential as Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, Neil Postman, Seth Godin, Barbara Kruger, and Douglas […]


Judith Fitzgerald, a celebrated Canadian poet known locally [in Windsor, Ontario] as an “honorary Windsorite,” has died. According to an obituary, Fitzgerald passed away suddenly but peacefully at the age of 63 in her northern Ontario home on Nov. 25. Over the course of her 45-year writing career, Fitzgerald produced more than two dozen volumes of […]


In 1914, Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis—the founders of Vorticism—undertook an unprecedented analysis of the present, its technologies, communication, politics, and architecture. The essays in Counterblasting Canada trace the influence of Vorticism on Marshall McLuhan and Canadian Modernism. Building on the initial accomplishment of Blast, McLuhan’s subsequent Counterblast, and the network of artistic and intellectual […]


The book will be launched on: November 15, 2015, 6pm-8pm Location: Video Pool Media Arts Centre Production Studios, 300-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA Video Pool Media Arts Centre is proud to present the launch of the book MARSHALL MCLUHAN AND VILEM FLUSSER’S COMMUNICATION AND AESTHETIC THEORIES REVISITED. This scholarly book of academic analyses and […]


McLuhan’s Global Village Today Edited By Carmen Birkle, Angela Krewani, Martin Kuester 2014 | Pickering & Chatto | 242 pages Marshall McLuhan was one of the leading media theorists of the twentieth century. His work extended beyond academia, making him part of the ‘popular culture’ which he helped to define. This collection of essays explores the many facets of […]


My apologies to subscribers; the beginning portion of this posting that you received earlier was unintentional; I accidentally hit the publish button instead of the preview one. As an example of Marshall McLuhan’s prophetic ability, discussed in the last posting, consider his perceptive comments about computers, at a time when only large mainframe computers existed, […]