Archive for the ‘Collaborators’ Category

KIRKUS REVIEW of the book, published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston of Canada in 1972 (April 2, 1973) – Carpenter, a one-time Marshall McLuhan associate (the two jointly edited Explorations in Communications, 1960), explores the impact of media, both visual and acoustic, on preliterate peoples — Eskimos and New Guinea tribesmen being among those to […]


Mondo Cane Kama Sutra (installation view) 1984, acrylic on canvas. 10 canvases, 245 x 305 cm each. Image courtesy the Estate of General Idea; © Pierre Antoine, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC, 2011. Marshall McLuhan’s high regard for serious artists as what Ezra Pound called “the antennae of the race” due to […]


Buckminster Fuller & Marshall McLuhan in front of René Cera’s painting Pied Pipers All (Image: Dick Darrell/Getstock) See http://tinyurl.com/3vyboez The following is an excerpt from an essay titled “Network Fever” by Mark Wigley, which makes the essential point that “contemporary discourse about networks seems to ignore the heritage that stretches back to Graham Bell through Marshall McLuhan, […]


Harley Parker (1915 – 1992) Amodern, a Canadian peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal devoted to the study of media, culture, and poetics, has just published a special edition on Canadian artist, designer, curator, professor and scholar – a frequent collaborator with fellow Canadian and communications theorist Marshall McLuhan (Wikipedia), edited by Dr. Gary Genosko, of the University […]


Head from Human Doll Figure, with Tattoo Patterning (ca. 500-800) PHOTO: THE EDMUND CARPENTER COLLECTION. By Lance Esplund   –   Oct. 28, 2015   –   Houston The Menil Collection is host to an extraordinary, compact show of small Paleo-Eskimo artifacts. “MicroCosmos: Details From the Carpenter Collection of Arctic Art” comprises about 150 exquisitely carved objects/sculptures […]


Left to right : Sheila & Wilfred Watson, Marshall McLuhan Sheila Watson (1909 – 1998) first met Marshall McLuhan in 1956 at the University of Toronto, where she took a graduate school course with him, and later wrote a PhD thesis on Wyndham Lewis, under his supervision. She married Wilfred Watson and for the academic […]


Derrick, who used to work closely with Marshall McLuhan, is a Professor of the French Language department at the University of Toronto and of the Sociology department at the Federico II University in Naples, scientific director of the Italian magazine Mediaduemila and research director at the UOC.  Derrick de Kerckhove [was] Director of the McLuhan Program […]


Sorel Etrog in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Eva Varga. By Canadian Art   –   February 27, 2014 The Canadian art world lost a major contributor this week with the passing of Sorel Etrog, a Toronto-based artist who represented Canada at the 1966 Venice Biennale and designed Canada’s iconic Genie awards statue. To many, Etrog was Canada’s pre-eminent Modernist […]


The cover of The Medium is the Massage was re-designed in 2001 byDavid Carson, creator of End of Print about the end of books. Carson was an innovator of computer aided design and began with Transworld Skateboarding and surf magazines in California. An experimental 1967 collaboration between the originator of media analysis and a major […]


Tony Schwartz in his media lab, New York City, 1982 (Photo by Nancy Kaye) An article about Tony Schwartz was previously published on this blog on November 9, 2011. See http://tinyurl.com/pv9sglm . About Tony Schwartz Tony Schwartz, master of electronic media, created more than 20,000 radio and television spots for products, political candidates and non-profit public […]