Archive for the ‘Centenary’ Category

The extent to which Marshall McLuhan’s ideas on media and communication were influenced by his Catholic religion is a matter of some dispute and disagreement. On the one hand, his son Eric McLuhan, who certainly should know, says “not at all … they are very different things”, in the interview below. On the other hand, some […]


Vol 37, No 4 (2012) – Tracing Innis & McLuhan « Satosphère » par André Jodoin. Salon de massage McLuhan est une installation immersive et participative de Luc Courchesne dans la Satosphère. From the Guest Editorial by William J. Buxton and Thierry Bardini: … we felt that an effective way to interrogate McLuhan would be through revisiting the […]


Last year was the centenary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth (1912-1980). This year we celebrate the centenaries of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), Northrop Frye (1912-1991) and Father Walter J. Ong, SJ (1912-2003). On the relationship between McLuhan and Father Ong, Ong scholar Thomas Farrell last year wrote:- Walter Ong advanced in his Jesuit training to study philosophy […]


Floorplans & Images 11342 – 64 ST NW, Edmonton The childhood home of Marshall McLuhan is located in the beautiful historic Highlands neighbourhood. Arts Habitat purchased the McLuhan House with the assistance of the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council, embracing the opportunity to honour McLuhan’s legacy in Edmonton by repurposing the property from a […]


EME explores the relationships between media, technology, symbolic form, communication, consciousness, and culture. Its scope is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary. Media ecology provides a rich philosophical, historical and practical context for studying our increasingly technological and mediated society and culture with an emphasis on historical context. Media ecology scholarship emphasizes a humanistic approach to understanding media, communication, […]


Marshall McLuhan & Harold A. Innis: Communication Theory (for a Multicultural World) ‘à la canadienne’? Institute for Canadian Studies, 14.06.2012-15.06.2012, Augsburg “Marshall McLuhan and Harold A. Innis: Communication Theory (for a Multicultural World) ‘à la canadienne’” – that was the title of an interdisciplinary workshop held by the Institute for Canadian Studies (University of Augsburg) on […]


“Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.” – Marshall McLuhan Photo by Henri Dauman / The Estate of Marshall McLuhan/Life Magazine “I’m not advocating anything; I’m merely probing and predicting trends. Even if I opposed them or thought them disastrous, I couldn’t stop them, so why […]


It’s the 100th anniversary of the birth of Northrop Frye, Canada’s most distinguished literary critic, who died in 199 (Fred Phipps photo) Why we should toast Northrop Frye’s 100th birthday Martin Knelman, Entertainment Columnist There will be no parade and no fireworks in Toronto on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of Northrop Frye’s birth. […]


This installation was part of McLuhan100 at the International Festival Of Authors (Toronto) last year; unfortunately I missed it with so many McLuhan-related events going on……AlexK McLuhan, Marshall, and Quentin Fiore. War and Peace in the Global Village. Toronto: Penguin Books, 2003. Marshall McLuhan taught us that media environments are so pervasive that we find […]


JOINT DOCTORATE IN COMMUNICATION CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH SPECIAL MCLUHAN EVENT The Université de Montreal (UdeM), Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Concordia celebrated the 25th anniversary of their Joint Doctorate in Communication with a special event held recently at the Société des arts technologiques (SAT). Entitled Innis, McLuhan, and the Media: Path to […]