Archive for the ‘Media Ecology’ Category


DAVID SOBELMAN 1950-2022 It is with sadness that we share the news that our admired and dear friend, David Sobelman, died at his home in Oakville on November 7, 2022, while recuperating from surgery. David was predeceased by his beloved wife, poet and professor, Rishma Dunlop. Born in Haifa of an old French Jewish family, […]



EMPIRE AND COMMUNICATIONS By Harold A. Innis Edited by William J. Buxton Introduction by William J. Buxton Originally published in 1950, Harold A. Innis’s Empire and Communications is considered to be one of the classic works in media studies, yet its origins have received little attention. Ambitious in its scope, the book spans five millennia, tracing a path of […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]