Archive for the ‘Films’ Category


Monday Night Seminar – The Mobile City – In the mobile world, is there a sense of place? With Colin Ellard, Luigi Ferrara, Sean Silcoff Monday, November 30, 6:00 pm to 8:00 PM Location: The Coach House, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto COLIN ELLARD is a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo and […]



Monday Night Seminar – Culture as Soft Power – Is there such a thing as a city culture? With Ngaire Blankenberg, John Cruickshank, Gail Dexter Lord  Monday, November 23, 6:00 pm to 8:00 PM Location: The Coach House, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto NGAIRE BLANKENBERG is a Principal Consultant at Lord […]



                              This is from a review of Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon: Douglas Tirola’s Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015), which screened yesterday at the Sydney Film Festival, is a thoroughly conventional […]



Aerial photo of the Hwy 401 & Spadina Expressway (Allen Road) Interchange, facing east (October, 1967) Check your ego at the transit door By Michael Geller – Vancouver Courier – March 3, 2015 My interest in the forthcoming transit referendum dates back, in part, to Oct. 15, 1970 when, as a University of Toronto student, […]



Acoustic Space: A Short, Sage and Funny Movie  By Paul Levinson   –   January 17, 2015 Just saw Acoustic Space, a short film by Anthony Marinelli currently on the film festival circuit, and based on the award-winning play by Marinelli of the same name.   That name is taken from Marshall McLuhan’s phrase – […]



Radical Software, Volume I, Number 4, 1971 https://www.radicalsoftware.org/e/volume1nr4.html Stewart Brand, publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog from 1968 to 1974, acknowledged the influence of Marshall McLuhan (see 2nd posting below this one) and Radical Software, a historic video magazine started by Beryl Korot, Phyllis Gershuny, and Ira Schneider that first appeared in Spring of 1970, soon after […]



The Marshall McLuhan Official website, which is managed by Michael McLuhan, has posted three films focused on Marshall McLuhan, that have either not been available on the Internet before or have not been readily accessible. The films are: 1. The Communications Revolution (1960),  2. This is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage (1967), and Picnic in […]



I posted a note on this blog about this film on August 14, 2011 (see http://tinyurl.com/nubtdq6 ) with the  comments below:- The Medium is the Massage – The book (1967) All McLuhanists know the book by Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore titled The Medium is the Massage (1967) and most are familiar with the LP […]



Multimedia Artist Panchal Mansaram 28 MARCH – 3 MAY 2014 A Space Gallery, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto  SAVAC in partnership with A Space Gallery and Images Festival, Monitor Reruns brings together five Canadian artists whose works represent the last decade of Monitor Shai Heredia, founder of Experimenta, India’s first experimental film festival, has curated Monitor […]



The original cover Kevin McMahon (Director). Michael McMahon and Kristina McLaughlin (Primitive Producers). Gerry Flahive (NFB Producer). David Sobelman (Writer & Co-producer). Montreal, PQ: Primitive Entertainment in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada in association with TVONTARIO, 2003. As he lay dying on the last day of 1980, Marshall McLuhan had every reason […]