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Thank you to Martin Speer for bringing this to my attention and for providing the following text from the book’s Introduction:-   From the Introduction: “Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan famously argued that the purpose of media studies was to make visible that which normally remains invisible ‒ namely, the effects of media technologies rather […]


Head from Human Doll Figure, with Tattoo Patterning (ca. 500-800) PHOTO: THE EDMUND CARPENTER COLLECTION. By Lance Esplund   –   Oct. 28, 2015   –   Houston The Menil Collection is host to an extraordinary, compact show of small Paleo-Eskimo artifacts. “MicroCosmos: Details From the Carpenter Collection of Arctic Art” comprises about 150 exquisitely carved objects/sculptures […]


A Review by B. Andrew Paskauskas, Toronto, April 7, 2015 On the back pack page of Where Seas and Fables Meet: …, we read that B.W. Powe is first and foremost a philosopher; followed by poet, novelist, and essayist. The ordering is fitting because here, in his latest contribution to world literature, Powe forges in […]


The McLuhan Retrieval Reviewed Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews. Boston: MIT Press, 2003. The Book of Probes. NY: Ginko Press, 2003. McLuhan for Managers: New Tools for New Thinking. Ontario, Canada: Viking, 2003. The Virtual Marshall McLuhan. NY: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001. McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography. Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2003. […]


transmediale Partner Exhibition Opening: Slogans for the Early 21st Century by Douglas Coupland I posted the 2015 Marshall McLuhan Lecture by David Orrell about a month ago, 8 or 9 postings below this one. But Douglas Coupland’s 2014 Lecture Titled Space Junk was only uploaded to YouTube in January of this year. Here it is, […]


Continuing the theme of money as medium, the following is a review and précis of David Orrell’s 2015 Marshall McLuhan Lecture at transmediale in Berlin, presented by the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. If you haven’t the time, attention span and patience to sit through an hour-long mediated lecture, reading this account might be […]


The performances described in the review below ended yesterday, Feb. 28. Marshall McLuhan had a deep and abiding interest in artists, who, following Ezra Pound, he considered to be the “antennae of the race”. So it’s not surprising that artists continue to have an ongoing interest in McLuhan’s ideas. “Poets and artists live on frontiers. They […]


Acoustic Space: A Short, Sage and Funny Movie  By Paul Levinson   –   January 17, 2015 Just saw Acoustic Space, a short film by Anthony Marinelli currently on the film festival circuit, and based on the award-winning play by Marinelli of the same name.   That name is taken from Marshall McLuhan’s phrase – […]


The November 9, 2014 issue of the venerable Times Literary Supplement (TLS) published a mostly positive review of B.W. Powe’s recent study of McLuhan and Frye, although I detect a measure of possibly colonial condescension from the literary voice of the onetime imperial global empire; that’s okay. They can’t yet shake the habit…………AlexK Selected quotes:- In […]


There have been other reviews of Bruce Powe’s latest book published on this blog, but this unpublished review is written by Robert Logan, arguably the dean of Marshall McLuhan scholars today. A Review of B. W. Powe’s Marshall McLuhan & Northrup Frye: Apocalypse & Alchemy by Robert K. Logan (logan@physics.utoronto.ca) B.W. Powe’s book Marshall McLuhan […]