Archive for the ‘Media Events’ Category

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 […]


Celebrating re-launch of McLuhan’s Coach House activity in the 21 Century BY ANDREY MIR on OCTOBER 28, 2015 • ( 0 ) For those deep in media study, the Coach House has always been a place of force. On October 20th, 2015, the McLuhans and Mcluhanists gathered in the Coach House, at the University of Toronto, […]


Housewarming, May 2, 1969. Rene Cera, Marshall McLuhan, Professor Arthur Porter – U of Toronto Archives, Robert Lansdale Photography Ltd Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the launch of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology (at the Coach House Institute) fall 2015 seminar, workshop and special event series line up. A half century ago […]


Figure: Hybrid Lecture Player interface showing clipping of McLuhan in his office (left), Graham Larkin presentation video (right), presentation transcript full text (bottom left) and contextual link right of ‘Picnic in Space’ (bottom right). Christina Kral  – April 25, 2015  Presentation of the Hybrid Lecture Player by the Hybrid Publishing Consortium at the annual Libre Graphics […]