Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

Click on image for enlarged view. Senses of Time, Space and Place June 21-24, 2018 The University of Maine Since 1950, when Canadian economic historian Harold Innis grounded his communication history theory in the ebb and flow of time-biased and space-biased media from ancient to modern civilizations, time and space have been a key concept in […]


Participants at the Toronto School Conference, 2016 (click to enlarge image) This recently added website on the Toronto School Initiative follows upon the highly successful Toronto School Conference of 2016 at the University of Conference. It offers basic information about some of the principal figures of the original Toronto School of the 1950s and ’60s […]


This is a list of the distinguished keynote speakers who will participate in this year’s Media Ecology Association (MEA) Annual Convention at Saint Mary’s College Of California, Moraga, California, June 22-25, 2017. Unfortunately, Stewart Brand whose name and biography were part of this posting originally had to cancel his attendance for family reasons. Kevin Kelly is […]


Saint Michael’s College Science Association, the Interconnectivity Studies Working Group and the University of St. Michael’s College will present a two-hour symposium on climate change and the Pope’s encyclical Laudato si’ (“Praise be to You”). LOCATION: Alumni Hall 100, 121 St. Joseph Street DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017   ***   TIME: 4 PM to 6 […]


EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Technology, Spirituality, Ecology Saint Mary’s College Of California JUNE 22-25, 2017 Responding to a large number of requests, the deadline for proposal submissions for the 18th annual convention of the Media Ecology Association (MEA) has been extended to February 28, 2017. Saint Mary’s College of California is proud to host the […]


CALL FOR PAPERS: The 18th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association Technology, Spirituality, Ecology  Saint Mary’s College Of California JUNE 22-25, 2017 Saint Mary’s College of California is proud to host the 18th annual convention of the Media Ecology Association (MEA). Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is one of the oldest colleges in the western […]


McLuhan Centenary Fellow Paolo Granata, Conference Chair Extraordinaire, in Front of the Coach House (photo by Romi Levine) (Click on any image for a closer view) Conference brings influential media thinkers back into the spotlight (and it’s about time!) Toronto has its fair share of cultural icons. Today, it’s Drake – our chart-topping, Raptors-loving rap superstar whose […]


Click on image to expand. The Toronto School Conference, Oct 13 – 16, 2016;  A subset of the over 330 who attended; In front of Victoria College, U of Toronto . Seen in the photograph in no special order are: Elena Lamberti, Michael McLuhan, Luigi Ferrara, Anne MacLennan, Joshua Meyrowitz, Daniel Paré, Derrick de Kerckhove, Dominique […]


McLuhan at New York University on June 14, 1966. (AP Photo/John Lindsay) What’s Next for the University of Toronto’s Centre for Culture and Technology? Posted on October 5, 2016 Toronto, ON – Marshall McLuhan is the most influential thinker in Canada known globally for predicting social media, the Internet, crowd-sourced news, and reality television. At the […]


The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next International Conference is one week away, and there is an incredible line-up of free events, open to the public. Join us, and take part in the most exciting initiative we have ever organized. Register soon. It’s free, but seats are limited and will go to registrants first. 1.       […]