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This 9-page article is the best account of Ted Carpenter’s life and career that I’ve come across. Please follow the link at the bottom to read the whole thing. There is a bibliography at the end. By Ellen Harold Multifaceted anthropologist Edmund (“Ted”) Snow Carpenter is an ethnologist, archaeologist, filmmaker, and communications theorist. An authority […]



Click on image for expanded view Edmund “Ted” Carpenter, an anthropologist, was a colleague of Marshall McLuhan’s at the University of Toronto in the 1950s, and a lifelong friend. McLuhan immediately recognized a fellow “intellectual thug” when he met Carpenter in 1948. Both cultivated reputations as academic iconoclasts. In his biography of McLuhan, The Medium […]



The short-lived but influential magazine overseen by Edmund Carpenter & Marshall McLuhan. By Kevin Plummer In the 1950s, anthropologist Edmund Carpenter, English professor Marshall McLuhan, and others were at the centre of an innovative working group at the University of Toronto investigating modes and media of communication from a variety of academic perspectives. The establishment […]



ABOUT THE EVENT There is perhaps no person more responsible for the radical transformation of the humanities since the 1960s than the Canadian philosopher and provocateur Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980). McLuhan’s voluminous publications, lectures, interviews, and talks (and in one case, cameo film appearance in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall) have made him one of the most widely […]



From left to right: Dr. Michael Darroch, Philip Morais, Andrew McLuhan, & Dr. Elaine Kahn “The electric light is pure information.” –Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media Philip Morais[1]– Windsor Law J.D. Candidate 2021 On October 25, 2019, Windsor Law LTEC Lab and the School of Creative Arts co-hosted Media & Space: The Regulation of Digital Platforms, New Media […]



Bust of McLuhan by Madeleine Vrignon based on a 1935 photograph when he was 24 By Todd Lewys It’s a saying that we’re all familiar with: “the medium is the message.” And while most Manitobans would recognize Marshall McLuhan as the author of the groundbreaking statement, they might not know he spent his formative years in […]



Click on the image to expand the view NOVEMBER 26, 2019 — A bronze bust of U of M alumnus Herbert Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) will be unveiled at a special symposium and reception at U of M Archives & Special Collections on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.  The WinnipegREALTORS selected the communications giant as […]



Click on the image above for an expanded view Marshall McLuhan was born at Edmonton, Alberta on 21 July 1911, he moved with his parents to Winnipeg in 1915. He attended Gladstone School, Earl Grey School and Kelvin Technical High School before enrolling in the University of Manitoba in 1928. He received a BA Honours in 1933 and an MA in 1934 […]



Canadian embassy’s political & public affairs counselor Warren Mucci with Patricia Evangelista You are invited to a special McLuhan event next Monday, NOV 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at St. Michael’s College/University of Toronto. The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, the Estate of Marshall McLuhan, the McLuhan Salons, and the Media Ethics Lab present: “Reporting the Voiceless: […]



 Derrick de Kerckhove This interview was published on a CD-ROM in 1996 titled Understanding McLuhan published by The Voyager Company. I have a copy of it but have lost the ability to look at it, as it requires Windows 3.11 or 95 neither of which I have any more in this era of Windows 10. […]