Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category


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 […]



Maelstrom Digital Art by Vincent Autenrieb “For McLuhan, the future could be either cataclysmic or transcendent”… The Canadian professor, philosopher and oracle of 1960s counterculture foresaw humanity’s ‘march backwards into the future’ as we are consumed by our digital landscapes By Mike Hodgkinson – 23 January, 2021 For much of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic […]



Towards a Digital Epistemology: Aesthetics and Modes of Thought in Early Modernity and the Present Age By Jonas Ingvarsson This book explores the concept of digital epistemology. In this context, the digital will not be understood as merely something that is linked to specific tools and objects, but rather as different modes of thought. For example, the digital within the humanities is […]



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 […]