Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category


On a subway just about all passengers stare at their cellphones. By Doc Searls  –   Sep 13, 2019 “We shape our tools and then our tools shape us,” wrote Father John Culkin, SJ, a Professor of Communication at Fordham and a colleague of Marshall McLuhan, whose magnum opus was Understanding Media: the Extensions of Man. So: who — or what — […]



Remarkably, neurons that respond specifically to objects that are within reach of your hand will also respond to objects that are close to a tool that’s in your hand. Cognitive psychologists Jessica Witt and Dennis Proffitt found that when they asked people to use a reaching tool (a 15-inch orchestra conductor’s baton) to reach targets […]



Museum of Communication, Frankfurt Feedback #5: Frankfurt, Museum of Communication Marshall McLuhan and The Arts: Global Warning! “The artist’s insights or perceptions seem to have been given to mankind as a providential means of bridging the gap between evolution and technology. The artist is able to program, or reprogram, the sensory life in a manner […]



By JAQUELINE MCLEOD ROGERS University of Winnipeg In McLuhan’s Techno-Sensorium City: Coming to Our Senses in a Programmed Environment, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers argues that Marshall McLuhan was both an activist and a speculative urbanist who drew from cross-disciplinary and ahistorical sources to explore constitutive exchanges between humanity and technologies to alter human perception and imagine a […]



By Eric Scheske My first cell phone was the Motorola RAZR V3. That was in 2005. I didn’t use it a lot at first, but it made me more accessible to my clients. I would often use it to return calls while walking, so I could exercise and earn money at the same time. I […]



The Beatles on the set of Our World prior to the program, June 25, 1967  Well, what is called for example a generation gap today, the TV generation of kids, have a completely different set of perceptions from their parents. Their parents grew up in a visual world like the world of movies, where they […]



PandeMedia & Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the twelfth Monday Night Webinar, Monday JULY 13, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. BEST OF MONDAY NIGHT WEBINARS In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in […]



Ronald J. Deibert is the founder and director of Citizen Lab, a research outfit based at the University of Toronto, which studies technology, surveillance and censorship. His Massey Lectures will focus on the societal impact of the internet and social media. In the midst of a global pandemic when many of us are spending an increasing […]



PandeMedia & Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the eleventh Monday Night Webinar, Monday JULY 6, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global […]



PandeMedia & Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the tenth Monday Night Webinar, Monday JUNE 29, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global […]