Archive for the ‘Media Ecology’ Category


By Benjamin Errett So let’s think of the media scholar as the Greatest Canadian Wit. To really understand Marshall McLuhan, you had to be Marshall McLuhan. And even then, it was probably a bit foggy. McLuhan began his 1958 keynote address to the National Association of Educational Broadcasters with a string of solid one-liners, including: […]



Marshall McLuhan by Yousuf Karsh, 1974 (Copyright by the Karsh Estate) SYNOPSIS This documentary will examine how toxic elements of our digital environment are dramatically transforming society in negative ways — just as the prophetic, popular futurist Marshall McLuhan predicted 60 years ago. We’ll examine the unforeseen social and political problems caused by the digital […]



B. W. Powe has his way with words – in many a milieu. He’s a poet, novelist, essayist and critic, as well as being a philosopher and university professor. He is most noted for his writings on Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, who figures prominently in his professional affiliations – Powe is a fellow of the […]



Editor Robert Logan reports that he has already begun work on  New Explorations 3 (1) due out in early 2022. Because of Covid, Volume 2 will have only one issue but it is packed with 22 items. We are planning two issues for Volume 3 in 2022. Here is the call for papers: New Explorations: Studies […]



Bob Logan & Eric McLuhan, photo by Salome Victoriano By Robert K. Logan Eric McLuhan B.Sc.—Communications, Wisconsin State University, 1972 M.A., Ph.D.—English Lit., University of Dallas, 1980, 1982 L.L.D. of Sacred Letters. University of St. Michael’s College. University of Toronto, 2011 Eric McLuhan, a Canadian scholar, public intellectual and a much sought-after speaker, was born […]



McLuhan in Reverse His General Theory of Media (GToM) Series: Understanding Media Ecology Robert K. Logan McLuhan in Reverse proposes two new and startling theses about Marshall McLuhan’s body of work. The first argues that despite McLuhan’s claim that he did not work from a theory, his body of work in fact constitutes a theory that […]



The title, which has also been turned into a Dubai exhibition, outlines the effects of the web and social media on our identities and societies. By Alexandra Chaves   –   July 2, 2021 On the internet, you can live for ever. The data you’ve created – the agglomeration of every click, like, bookmark and share – […]



Bruce William Powe, Canadian poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, & teacher The Media Ecology Association’s Marshall McLuhan Award is bestowed each year for the Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology, the winner selected by a panel of media ecology scholars. It is awarded at the MEA’s Annual Convention. Previous winners include Neil Postman, Douglas […]



The Global Village Day is back! Join us for a 12-hour McLuhanesque intellectual marathon, Tuesday JULY 20th, 2021, from Noon to Midnight (EDT Toronto time) live on Facebook and YouTube. Inspired by the innovative thinking of Marshall McLuhan, academics, artists, designers, raconteurs, innovators, and thinkers, from around the globe, will explore and rethink the mosaic of […]



Maelstrom Digital Art by Vincent Autenrieb “For McLuhan, the future could be either cataclysmic or transcendent”… The Canadian professor, philosopher and oracle of 1960s counterculture foresaw humanity’s ‘march backwards into the future’ as we are consumed by our digital landscapes By Mike Hodgkinson – 23 January, 2021 For much of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic […]