Archive for the ‘Media Events’ Category

(Click on image for expanded view) The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was a general exhibition, Category One World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century with the most attendees to that date and 62 […]


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 […]


Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan, based on his biography Marshall McLuhan (2009), published in Penguin Books Canada’s Extraordinary Canadians short biographies series is scheduled for transmission on CBC TV on Friday, July 28 at 8:30 PM with a repeat on August 25 at 8:30 PM (but check scheduling on the latter to be sure). As far […]


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 […]


This year’s transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture will be delivered by Sarah Sharma, Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto, who has focused on the intersectional politics of time, class, gender, and race in her research. For the lecture, Sharma will speak under the title “Exit and the Extensions of […]


Click on image to expand. The Toronto School Conference, Oct 13 – 16, 2016;  A subset of the over 330 who attended; In front of Victoria College, U of Toronto . Seen in the photograph in no special order are: Elena Lamberti, Michael McLuhan, Luigi Ferrara, Anne MacLennan, Joshua Meyrowitz, Daniel Paré, Derrick de Kerckhove, Dominique […]


Jane Jacobs, who wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, would have turned 100 today (The above image is Google’s search screen for May 4, 2016) ***** The following posting was made on this blog on March 4, 2015 and is being republished here today on the occasion of Jane Jacob’s 100th birthday […]


Piazza McLuhan Digifest 2016 April 28 – 30, 2016 at Corus Quay, Toronto Explore the legacy of Canada’s very own Marshall McLuhan at Digifest! Digifest and the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology present the Piazza McLuhan. The Piazza is a gathering place for Digifest attendees to experience and explore the changing and confounding world […]


The advertisement below that features a picture of Marshall McLuhan is published in the first section of today’s print version of the Toronto Globe & Mail newspaper. It was placed there by the the AMA (American Marketing Association) Marketing Hall of Legends for their Jan. 21 Gala, which I guess is when they induct the […]


 By David Tereshchuk , Print, broadcasting & web journalist; Author, ‘The Media Beat’ The November issue of Vanity Fair carries an in-depth and mostly laudatory portrait of that legendary giant of an American writer, Tom Wolfe. It’s an 11,500-word piece by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, Flash Boys and other impressively crafted investigative works. The article, How Tom […]