Archive for the ‘New Media’ Category


Northern Sparks Innovation, Technology Policy, and the Arts in Canada from Expo 67 to the Internet Age By Michael Century An “episode of light” in Canada sparked by Expo 67 when new art forms, innovative technologies, and novel institutional and policy frameworks emerged together. OVERVIEW Understanding how experimental art catalyzes technological innovation is often prized yet […]



To Marshall McLuhan   You were right, dear professor, the great vortex came in time whirling us into the pond in which Narcissus saw his                          beauteous reflection.   No longer an extension of the hand, the mouth, the ear, no longer a tool, […]



WIRED 1.1 – The first issue (March/April 1993) By Nick Ripatrazoni Raised Catholic, Kelly had since drifted from religious faith—until that morning. Fourteen years later, Kelly was the founding executive editor of Wired magazine—and Marshall McLuhan was on the masthead as the magazine’s patron saint. Kelly has said that his Easter conversion resulted in, as he puts […]



By Najmeh Khalili-Mahani Media theorist Marshall McLuhan suggested that each media-related extension of man comes at the expense of another organ. For example, by increasing reliance on visual media, we lose touch with oral communication. McLuhan also formulated the laws of media which states that all media aim to extend the body, and when they do so some […]



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 […]



I’m glad she qualified the title with “Feminine Extensions”… Editor(s): Sarah Sharma, Rianka Singh Contributor(s): Nasma Ahmed, Morehshin Allahyari, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Brooke Duffy, Ganaele Langlois, Sara Martel, Shannon Mattern, Cait McKinney, Jeremy Packer, Craig Robertson, Ladan Mohamed Siad, Nicholas Thiel Taylor, Armond Towns, Jennifer Wemigwans Subjects Gender and Sexuality > Feminism and Women’s Studies, Media Studies > Media Technologies, Cultural Studies The contributors to Re-Understanding Media advance a feminist version of Marshall McLuhan’s key text, Understanding […]



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 – […]



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 […]



Janine Marchessault Janine Marchessault is a professor in Cinema and Media Arts and holds a York University Research Chair in Media Art and Social Engagement. Her research has engaged with four areas: the history of large screen media (from multiscreen to Imax to media as architecture and VR); diverse models of public art, festivals, and […]



Published by Gingko Press – 412 pages, Softcover – 6″ x 9 1/4″ (150 x 235 mm) – 20 individual offprints in a slipcase – English – ISBN: 978-1-58423-051-9 The essay is for exploring; the book, for explaining. Such was McLuhan’s philosophy about these two forms. The essay is the freer form and one better […]