Archive for the ‘Media Literacy’ Category

Neil Andersen and Carol Arcus of the [Toronto-based] Association for Media Literacy are proud to have been the guest editors of the Agency issue of The Journal of Media Literacy. We chose Agency as the issue’s theme because there is ongoing debate over how users can exercise agency within environments comprised of big data, multinational […]


For nearly fifty years, Heritage Toronto’s Plaques and Markers Program has officially remembered key people, places and events which have shaped the city we live in today. From 20th century skyscrapers, to the sites of former aboriginal villages, to the city’s first Chinatown, the range of possible plaque subjects has been as diverse as Toronto’s history […]


The Association for Media Literacy in association with the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology presents….. Is there a crisis in critical thinking? There is understandable excitement in living, teaching and learning through media technologies. But are we studying technologies’ effects on thinking, learning and relating? Does 21st Century life need a strong dose of […]


“Is not the essence of education civil defense against media fallout? -” Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy, 294. Marshall McLuhan was a common influence on the fields of Media Ecology and Media Literacy during the 1960s and ‘70s. McLuhan’s Report on project in understanding new media (1960), intended as a high school media studies curriculum, […]


Understanding Media Now: Navigating Surveillance, Social Media & Marketing Never has media literacy been a more essential life skill. Toronto, ON: Understanding Media Now will focus on privacy, learning opportunities, online environments, rights and responsibilities and agency in a technology-driven digital landscape. Participants will attend workshops and panels on subjects ranging from effective teaching and parenting to […]


This is an excerpt from a copyright article of the same title published by me, Alex Kuskis, in (2011) Explorations in Media Ecology, 10(3&4), pp. 313-333. This is Part 7 and additional excerpts from this essay will be published in future postings. The first 6 portions of this essay can be found in earlier postings to […]


Source: http://tinyurl.com/llupc56  “Instead of tending towards a vast Alexandrian library the world has become a computer, an electronic brain, exactly as an infantile piece of science fiction. And as our senses have gone outside us, Big Brother goes inside. So, unless aware of this dynamic, we shall at once move into a phase of panic terrors, exactly befitting a small world of […]


  In time for the 50th anniversary of the publication of Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964) next year, Gingko Press is publishing this classic of media analysis in several e-book formats including Kindle, Nook & others to be announced. “In our new global village, the consumers will become the producers.” – Marshall McLuhan In this classic book […]


Another belated book review for a volume published 16 years ago. Why now? Why not? The book is still in print and can be ordered from Amazon. Massaging the Medium with Marshall McLuhan By Frederik Sisa , May 17, 2013  A review of McLuhan for Beginners by W. Terrence Gordon, with illustrations by Susan Willmarth. Perhaps it indicates a […]


The McLuhan Legacy Network is a collaborator in & supporter of Media Literacy Week in Canada, November 5 – 9. Preparations are in full swing for Canada’s 7th annual Media Literacy Week, November 5-9. Join lead partners MediaSmarts (formerly Media Awareness Network) and Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in recognizing the importance of digital and media literacy […]