Archive for the ‘Education’ Category


An Announcement by Howard R. Engel, Founding Director & C.E.O. of The Marshall McLuhan Initiative, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada On behalf of The Marshall McLuhan Initiative Board of Directors, I’m very pleased to report that Archives & Special Collections at the University of Manitoba (U. of M.), Marshall McLuhan’s first post-secondary alma mater where he earned a gold […]



EMPIRE AND COMMUNICATIONS By Harold A. Innis Edited by William J. Buxton Introduction by William J. Buxton Originally published in 1950, Harold A. Innis’s Empire and Communications is considered to be one of the classic works in media studies, yet its origins have received little attention. Ambitious in its scope, the book spans five millennia, tracing a path of […]



A Review of Adeena Karasick’s Book, Massaging the Medium: Seven Pechakuchas – By Robert K. Logan Although as the editor of the journal New Explorations, I have assigned the review of Adeena Karasick’s book Massaging the Medium: Seven Pechakuchas to Steve Hicks, I decided to also review her book, as I so enjoyed reading it. […]



B.W. Powe, Author & Associate Professor The Medium and the Light Award for 2022 The recipient of the eleventh Medium and the Light Award, in recognition of the ecumenical dimensions of the life and work of Marshall McLuhan, was presented on Thursday, July 7 virtually, as part of the 23rd Media Ecology Association (MEA) Convention […]



Special Issue: Digital Humanism and the Future of Humanity  This special issue edited by Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Hans-Jörg Kreowski contains full paper proceedings of the workshop organised by the Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society, Vienna, Austria, together with the Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility, Bremen, Germany, held at the online […]



Out of School: Information Art and the Toronto School of Communication By Adam Lauder, PhD A unique look at the artists inspired by the Toronto School of Communication and the rise of an information society. Through a series of focused and interconnected case studies, Out of School explores the long history of information art associated with […]



Jacques Ellul (1912 – 1994) Dear Ellul Society Friend Our Montreal Conference on The Arts, Culture and the Environment in a Technological Society: Revisiting Jacques Ellul is less than three months away! Location: McGill University, downtown Montreal. We are excited to have a number of arts-related events scheduled in tandem with the conference, including film, art exhibitions and music […]



CURRENT ISSUE Vol. 2 No. 2 (2022): New Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication – PUBLISHED: 2022-04-04 ARTICLES The Bible Project and the Sensorium: Opening Spaces for New Media Ecologies Anthony Chase Mitchell     –  PDF Probe-ability: McLuhan’s Methodology of the Probe Robert K. Logan     –  PDF Fundamentals of Biotechnocommunicology Octavio Islas, Amaia     –  PDF […]



CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Grabbe, Lars C., Andrew McLuhan, and Tobias Held. 2023. Beyond Media Literacy. Büchner-Verlag: Marburg. Deadline for abstracts: April 22, 2022 Deadline for articles: November 25, 2022 Today, media literacy, digital media literacy, media and information literacy, critical media literacy, media literacy education, and the like, are hot topics discussed from elementary schools […]



Marshall McLuhan by Yousuf Karsh, 1974 (Copyright by the Karsh Estate) SYNOPSIS This documentary will examine how toxic elements of our digital environment are dramatically transforming society in negative ways — just as the prophetic, popular futurist Marshall McLuhan predicted 60 years ago. We’ll examine the unforeseen social and political problems caused by the digital […]