Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

On July 21, 1969, people around the world crowded around their televisions to witness history in the making: astronaut Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. The United States’ Apollo 11 spacecraft landed on the moon the day before – becoming the first crewed vessel to do so. The momentous occasion sparked a lively conversation on […]

(Click on image for expanded view) The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was a general exhibition, Category One World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century with the most attendees to that date and 62 […]

McLuhan’s “challenge and collapse: the nemesis of creativity” July 27, 2014   –   Billy Caba, 1995 In McLuhan’s “challenge and collapse: The nemesis of creativity” [Chapter 7 of Understanding Media] he talks about Bertrand Russell’s “technique of suspended judgment” in the first paragraph. He also compares this to A.N. Whitehead’s “technique of discovery”. Both believed […]

Saint Michael’s College Science Association and the University of St. Michael’s College will present a two hour symposium on climate change and the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si. The symposium Faith, Science, Climate Change and Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si will take place in Charbonnel Lounge on January 28, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm. The […]

by Robert Logan The Children’s Own Media Museum Inspired by Marshall McLuhan (COMM) with much support from the The McLuhan Legacy Network held a very successful weekend interactive exhibit of hi-tech and hi-touch media at Harbourfront over the three days of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Exhibits included arduino circuits, a 3D printer, robots of all sorts, very […]

Kids As Curators Posted by Riley Children’s Own Museum (COM) came to fruition 25 years ago with the goal of creating a Toronto based museum specifically for children, similar to those that exist in other prominent north american cities. In 1998 they made the McLaughlin Planetarium, located directly south of the Royal Ontario Museum, their home. During their […]

The Telstar I satellite launched on July 10, 1962, was the first active communications satellite to orbit Earth. (Alcatel Lucent/Associated Press) Fifty years ago, you could have watched the first live TV programs transmitted by satellite. That satellite was Telstar. You could have listened to the first single by a British band to reach No. […]

Eric McLuhan has explained his father’s aversion to using theory thus: ‘When McLuhan insisted that he did not use theories, he meant that he did not use them in the way that people expect theories to be used. “I don’t have a Theory of Communication” means “I don’t work in the way of Normal Science. I don’t start with […]