Archive for the ‘Laws of Media’ Category

Dr. Eric McLuhan, Portrait by Michael McLuhan Eric McLuhan (1942 – 2018) passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 17, after losing consciousness in his hotel room in Bogota, Columbia after an academic visit to the Universidad de la Sabana in Chía, 7 km north of Bogota. He had been invited to deliver the inaugural lecture for […]


Paolo Granata top centre & media scholar Andrey Miroshnichenko opposite him with 2 students The Medium A Marshal McLuhan Board Game The Medium is a board game inspired by Marshall McLuhan, a thought-provoking game and teaching aid that encourages us to become aware of the media environment. It stimulates players to escape the maelstrom by recognizing the […]


Media and Formal Cause (2011) by Marshall McLuhan & Eric McLuhan by Mark Stahlman, President, Center for the Study of Digital Life, with Deborah Newman, Doc Searls, Peter Berkman, Ben Stolz, Jeff Martineau, Scott Talkington, Adam Pugen, and Tom Lipscomb     –     May 1, 2017 McLuhan 101 What many miss about McLuhan is that […]


Elisha Otis free-fall safety demonstration in 1853 Posted to the MEA listserv on March 23, 2017 by Robert Logan:- “Here is an item that appeared in this morning’s Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper in Canada:  ‘MOMENT IN TIME The first elevator installed March 23, 1857: Like most entrepreneurial inventors, Elisha Otis was a bit of […]


  “The true masterwork of Marshall McLuhan.” —Douglas Rushkoff Marshall McLuhan was the visionary theorist best known for coining the phrase “The medium is the message.” His work prefigures and underlies the themes of writers and artists as disparate and essential as Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, Neil Postman, Seth Godin, Barbara Kruger, and Douglas […]


Artist Harry Clarke‘s 1919 illustration for “A Descent into the Maelström” by Edgar Allan Poe From Arthur Kroker’s Technology and the Canadian Mind: Innis/McLuhan/Grant (1984), p. 62 : “The essential aspect of McLuhan’s technological humanism is that he always remained a Catholic humanist in the Thomistic tradition: one who brought to the study of technology and culture […]


Anthony Wachs’ new book has been published and is shipping:- By Anthony M. Wachs November 2015 | paper | ISBN 978-0-8207-0487-6 Publisher: Duquesne University Press Book Information: “The medium is the message,” and we now live in a “global village” — much of Marshall McLuhan’s significant contributions to communication theory has been reduced to these well-known aphorisms. […]


Marshall McLuhan’s collaboratively-written books, especially the ones published after his death in 1980, do not receive the review and critical attention they deserve, which needs to change. Therefore it was a pleasure to read the following Kirkus Review which, though short, is well-considered, which was published in print in 1989 but only online in 2012. […]


By Anthony M. Wachs November 2015 | paper | ISBN 978-0-8207-0487-6 Publisher: Duquesne University Press Book Information: “The medium is the message,” and we now live in a “global village” — much of Marshall McLuhan’s significant contributions to communication theory has been reduced to these well-known aphorisms. And while these catchphrases do indeed capture certain aspects of […]


Marshall McLuhan With Wilfred Watson at Tony Schwartz’s Studio in 1968 Huffduffed by transpondency on November 17th, 2014 In his 1970 book, From Cliché to Archetype (Viking, NY ISBN 0-670-33093-0), Marshall McLuhan, collaborating with Canadian poet Wilfred Watson, approached the various implications of the verbal cliché and of the archetype. One major facet in McLuhan’s […]