Archive for the ‘Journals’ Category

Neil Andersen and Carol Arcus of the [Toronto-based] Association for Media Literacy are proud to have been the guest editors of the Agency issue of The Journal of Media Literacy. We chose Agency as the issue’s theme because there is ongoing debate over how users can exercise agency within environments comprised of big data, multinational […]


Harley Parker (1915 – 1992) Amodern, a Canadian peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal devoted to the study of media, culture, and poetics, has just published a special edition on Canadian artist, designer, curator, professor and scholar – a frequent collaborator with fellow Canadian and communications theorist Marshall McLuhan (Wikipedia), edited by Dr. Gary Genosko, of the University […]


Kate Harrison, Island Marketing, 12.03.15 A previously unpublished manuscript by Marshall McLuhan – the founding father of modern media communications theory – has been uncovered. Written in 1976, with Robert K. Logan, the manuscript titled “The Future of the Library: An old figure in a new ground”, was to be the culmination of McLuhan’s work on […]


Cover of Explorations 3 (August 1954). The short-lived but influential magazine overseen by Edmund Carpenter and Marshall McLuhan (Republished by Permission) By Kevin Plummer In the 1950s, anthropologist Edmund Carpenter, English professor Marshall McLuhan, and others were at the centre of an innovative working group at the University of Toronto investigating modes and media of communication from […]


 Explorations 4 (Feb, 1955) Issue Four (April, 1954) of the tri-annual periodical edited by Edmund Carpenter. Associate editor Marshall McLuhan and others. Contributions by Dorothy Lee, D.C. Williams, Jorge Luis Borges, e.e. Cummings, Joan Rayfield, Marjorie Adix, Millar McLure, Marshall McLuhan, Lawrence K. Frank, Stephen Gilman, Northrop Frye, Walter J. Ong, Edmund Carpenter, Francis Golffing, J. […]


journal of visual culture Indexed in 2012 Arts & Humanities Citation Index and 2012 Social Sciences Citation Index  Table of Contents April 2014; 13 (1) Edited by: Raiford Guins Volume 13 Number 1 April 2014 Raiford Guins The Present Went This-A-Way: Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man @ 50 – 3 Charles R Acland Never Too […]


EME Editor Paul Grosswiler announces that Explorations in Media Ecology {EME} 12:1&2 (2013) is in the mail to MEA members. EME 12.3&4 (2013), with a special section on Probing the Boundaries of Media Ecology, guest-edited by Rob MacDougall, Peter Zhang and Bob Logan, is ready to be distributed soon. Both issues of EME volume 12 […]


There is no question that Marshall McLuhan’s ideas are misused and abused, often by those who have never read him closely or even at all. Blameworthy are business executives, advertisers, politicians and tech types who utter banalities about “the medium is the message”, the “global village”, hot versus cool mediums and other ill-understood ideas. This is […]


April 1st, 2013 – The new online journal Second Nature officially launches today and plans to be the definitive place for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition, with written articles, images, videos, poetry, and links. The journal’s co-founders are Benjamin Robertson, Brantly Millegan, and Read Mercer Schuchardt. Robertson and Millegan both studied […]


Vol 37, No 4 (2012) – Tracing Innis & McLuhan « Satosphère » par André Jodoin. Salon de massage McLuhan est une installation immersive et participative de Luc Courchesne dans la Satosphère. From the Guest Editorial by William J. Buxton and Thierry Bardini: … we felt that an effective way to interrogate McLuhan would be through revisiting the […]