Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category


Northern Sparks Innovation, Technology Policy, and the Arts in Canada from Expo 67 to the Internet Age By Michael Century An “episode of light” in Canada sparked by Expo 67 when new art forms, innovative technologies, and novel institutional and policy frameworks emerged together. OVERVIEW Understanding how experimental art catalyzes technological innovation is often prized yet […]



To Marshall McLuhan   You were right, dear professor, the great vortex came in time whirling us into the pond in which Narcissus saw his                          beauteous reflection.   No longer an extension of the hand, the mouth, the ear, no longer a tool, […]



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 […]



WIRED 1.1 – The first issue (March/April 1993) By Nick Ripatrazoni Raised Catholic, Kelly had since drifted from religious faith—until that morning. Fourteen years later, Kelly was the founding executive editor of Wired magazine—and Marshall McLuhan was on the masthead as the magazine’s patron saint. Kelly has said that his Easter conversion resulted in, as he puts […]



By Najmeh Khalili-Mahani Media theorist Marshall McLuhan suggested that each media-related extension of man comes at the expense of another organ. For example, by increasing reliance on visual media, we lose touch with oral communication. McLuhan also formulated the laws of media which states that all media aim to extend the body, and when they do so some […]



Description: The Medium is the Massage Side A & B digitally remastered for the 100th Anniversary of Herbert Marshall McLuhan; with Marshall McLuhan Long-playing Record produced by John Simon. Conceived and co-ordinated by Jerome Agel. Written by Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore, and Jerome Agel. Columbia CS 9501, CL2701 (1968). This is the companion LP to […]



Photomontage by Photofurisa.com Thu Mar 17 2022 04:00 pm, Fonderie Darling, 745, rue Ottawa, Montreal, QC, Canada It is with great enthusiasm that Fonderie [Foundry] Darling opens this anniversary year with an ambitious program that honours the revolutionary thinking of Canadian theorist Marshall McLuhan. Performance, guided tour and an Open Studios event with the artists […]



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 […]