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Click on the image to expand the view NOVEMBER 26, 2019 — A bronze bust of U of M alumnus Herbert Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) will be unveiled at a special symposium and reception at U of M Archives & Special Collections on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.  The WinnipegREALTORS selected the communications giant as […]


Marshall McLuhan Teaching at the University of Michigan David Bobbitt, Wesleyan College, (Published: December 30, 2011) “After three thousand years of explosion, by means of fragmentary and mechanical technologies, the Western world is imploding” (McLuhan 3).1 With these words on the first page of Understanding Media published in 1964, Marshall McLuhan burst onto the intellectual scene with his […]


Mark Kingwell Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. More than five decades ago, Marshall McLuhan argued that media are ecosystems, extensions of human consciousness. The famous adage that the medium is the message also means, as the often-misquoted title of McLuhan’s famous book notes, that the medium is the […]


The McLuhan Way

17Oct19

This is an article from the online version of a regional quarterly print publication titled “Watershed,” which reflects on life in the Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties and the Bay of Quinte Region, east of Toronto, the beautifully-published version of which was brought to our attention by Andrew McLuhan who lives in Picton in Prince […]


 Derrick de Kerckhove This interview was published on a CD-ROM in 1996 titled Understanding McLuhan published by The Voyager Company. I have a copy of it but have lost the ability to look at it, as it requires Windows 3.11 or 95 neither of which I have any more in this era of Windows 10. […]


Canadian embassy’s political & public affairs counselor Warren Mucci with Patricia Evangelista MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Rappler multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista was named Marshall McLuhan Fellow on Thursday, August 29. The Marshall McLuhan Award is presented annually by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines to a Filipino journalist who […]


It’s a book, No – it’s a poem, No – it’s a diary, No – it’s an art book No – it’s a searing analysis of today’s politics, No – it’s an indictment of the misuse of digital media seen through the lens of media ecology, No – it’s a review of poetry and song […]


The title of this posting is Marshall McLuhan’s title for his Introduction to Wilson Bryan Key’s “Sublimination Seduction: Ad Media’s Manipulation of a Not So Innocent America” (1973). It is in this essay that you will find such well-known McLuhan quotes as “Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance” Here is the […]


On July 21, 1969, people around the world crowded around their televisions to witness history in the making: astronaut Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. The United States’ Apollo 11 spacecraft landed on the moon the day before – becoming the first crewed vessel to do so. The momentous occasion sparked a lively conversation on […]


Marshall McLuhan and the author of this essay in the Valade Family Gallery at CCS (Photo: Matt Raupp). The Medium is (is not) the Message: Marshall McLuhan and His Legacy By Vince Carducci   –   March 30, 2019 On March 19, 2019, I gave a talk in the Valade Family Gallery on the campus of College […]