Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

By Richard Metzger Although John Lennon and Yoko Ono were undoubtedly two of the very most famous and talked about people of 1969, Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan was no slouch in the worldwide fame department himself. And so it was an inspired pairing indeed, organized by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, when the peace-promoting Beatle […]


Photo illustration Ming Wong/The Globe & Mail (Click on image to enlarge) The Globe and Mail’s Mark Medley speaks with biographer Douglas Coupland on why the culture and communications guru’s theories continue to resonate in 2017 – perhaps more than ever In his 2010 biography of Marshall McLuhan, the visual artist and writer Douglas Coupland describes reading […]


English Prof, author and poet B.W. Powe publishes compelling new book of poetry, Decoding Dust, in 2016 – the launching point for a must-read Brainstorm Q&A. Esteemed Canadian poet, novelist and essayist B.W. Powe is one of York’s treasures, bolstering this University’s strong literary tradition. A prolific writer, he has produced books that were championed […]


Anthony Breznican   –   April 5, 2017 He was the original Mansplainer, one who believed his insights had “well, a great deal of validity.” The unnamed blowhard in 1977’s Annie Hall prattles on so endlessly about director Federico Fellini and media philosopher Marshall McLuhan that Woody Allen can barely focus on his own squabble with Diane […]


Ed Video Guelph Symposium on the Future of Media, October 1 Andrew McLuhan, grandson of 1960s communications guru Marshall McLuhan, will be speaking during the Ed Video tribute on Saturday, Oct. 1 Print is dead? Think again, says McLuhan. That’s Andrew McLuhan, grandson of 1960s communications guru Marshall McLuhan. “Print’s not dead, it’s just that […]


Part 1  Part 2 Part 3 See previous postings on this blog on McLuhan & Lennon:- John Lennon in Conversation with Marshall McLuhan – https://goo.gl/ffyg0N Marshall McLuhan’s Interview of John Lennon – https://goo.gl/14xQu1 Marshall McLuhan & John Lennon – https://goo.gl/d0PRzT New Book: The Beatles and McLuhan: Understanding the Electric Age – https://goo.gl/b19GOJ 


 Derrick de Kerckhove Publicado por Luis Marcelino Although being almost 70 years old, Derrick de Kerckhove has a vitality and an energy that many people under 40 would want for themselves. Derrick, who used to work closely with Marshall McLuhan, is now a Professor of the French Language department at the University of Toronto and […]


Marshall McLuhan and Tom Wolfe: both writers, both astute observers of modern humanity, and both public figures whose work has, over the years, enjoyed high fashionability and endured high unfashionability. You might think the connection between them ends there. But when the 100th anniversary of McLuhan’s birth and the centennial-celebrating site Marshall McLuhan Speaks came about, whose eloquent introduction […]


   This photo by Harry Benson of Marshall McLuhan in front of René Cera’s Pied Piper’s All at the Coach House  was used for this magazine article If the Media Didn’t Get Marshall McLuhan’s Message in the ’60s, Another Is on the Way September 20, 1976 – Vol. 6, No. 12  Select quotes from that […]


On the Media is a weekly one-hour National Public Radio program devoted to media criticism and analysis. See http://www.onthemedia.org/ . WNYC’s Sara Fishko left us with some intriguing questions [regarding Marshall McLuhan]. To answer them, Brooke speaks to Nicholas Carr about how Marshall McLuhan’s theories have held up, 50 years later. Carr’s latest book is called The Glass Cage: […]