Archive for the ‘Photographs’ Category

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


Click on images for closer view. A multi-media exhibition   –   Oct 13-Dec 20, 2016 John M. Kelly Library, St. Michael’s College, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto Explore the development of Marshall McLuhan’s theories in the context of his academic and personal life at the University of St. Michael’s College. McLuhan’s central role in the rise […]


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 Gossage Gallery – Howard & Friends Howard’s final bit of practical magic is the magic of connection – and it’s one we can all practice. It’s what happens when people connect and do what people do – laugh, talk, share, and make something happen. Howard was always looking for like minded people to raise […]


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, […]


Rita Leistner will be on a panel on the topic of The Virtual & the Physical: Responses to Photography in the Digital Age at the Photoville Pavilion on Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. For information about this event see http://tinyurl.com/nmdnfkt . Her work will be exhibited under the title Looking for Marshall […]


Rita Leistner, Afghanistan , 2011, © Rita Leistner / Basetrack Photographs made on an iPhone during a military embed in Afghanistan are the jumping-off point in this journey of process and discovery about communication, photography, technology, and war. High-tech meets low-tech in the battlefields of Afghanistan and in the printing method itself: digital captures from a […]


Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow’d and so gracious is the […]


A great example of McLuhan’s “Narcissus as Narcosis” ( as are “selfies” especially). My thanks to Malcolm Dean for sharing this……….Alex “The Greek myth of Narcissus is directly concerned with a fact of human experience, as the word Narcissus indicates. It is from the Greek word narcosis or numbness. The youth Narcissus mistook his own […]


There has been a recent sometimes heated discussion on the Media Ecology Association’s listserv  about the value and applicability of Marshall and Eric McLuhan’s Laws of Media (LoM). As in the past, some media scholars value and apply the LoM in their teaching and writing, while others either willfully or otherwise misunderstand them, do not […]