Posts Tagged ‘academic’


B.W. Powe, Author & Associate Professor The Medium and the Light Award for 2022 The recipient of the eleventh Medium and the Light Award, in recognition of the ecumenical dimensions of the life and work of Marshall McLuhan, was presented on Thursday, July 7 virtually, as part of the 23rd Media Ecology Association (MEA) Convention […]



Special Issue: Digital Humanism and the Future of Humanity  This special issue edited by Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Hans-Jörg Kreowski contains full paper proceedings of the workshop organised by the Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society, Vienna, Austria, together with the Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility, Bremen, Germany, held at the online […]



Northern Sparks Innovation, Technology Policy, and the Arts in Canada from Expo 67 to the Internet Age By Michael Century An “episode of light” in Canada sparked by Expo 67 when new art forms, innovative technologies, and novel institutional and policy frameworks emerged together. OVERVIEW Understanding how experimental art catalyzes technological innovation is often prized yet […]



Jacques Ellul (1912 – 1994) Dear Ellul Society Friend Our Montreal Conference on The Arts, Culture and the Environment in a Technological Society: Revisiting Jacques Ellul is less than three months away! Location: McGill University, downtown Montreal. We are excited to have a number of arts-related events scheduled in tandem with the conference, including film, art exhibitions and music […]



Scott Richmond, shown with his cat Mush, says that Marshall McLuhan saw artists as people who understand the impact technology has on how we experience the world. He often collaborated with people making media. Richmond wants “to situate the McLuhan Centre as a much-needed community and research hub for scholarship in humanistic media studies at […]



York University Associate Professor B.W. Powe has earned a nomination for the prestigious 2022 Medium & Light Award that recognizes the universal dimensions of the life and work of renowned Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan. The award is given annually by The Marshall McLuhan Initiative that was affiliated for its first decade (2007-17) with St Paul’s College, University […]



Understanding Me: Lectures & Interviews By Marshall McLuhan Edited by Stephanie McLuhan & David Staines Previously unpublished lectures and interviews by the modern age’s preeminent media seer—informal, accessible, provocative. In the last twenty years of his life, Marshall McLuhan published a series of books that established his reputation as a world-renowned communications theorist and the pre-eminent […]



Published by Gingko Press – 412 pages, Softcover – 6″ x 9 1/4″ (150 x 235 mm) – 20 individual offprints in a slipcase – English – ISBN: 978-1-58423-051-9 The essay is for exploring; the book, for explaining. Such was McLuhan’s philosophy about these two forms. The essay is the freer form and one better […]



John McHale (Sr.) with Self-Portrait (Photo: Sam Lambert) Abstract  Over the course of the 1950s, the Scottish writer and artist John McHale (1922 – 1978) was committed to exploring the effects of fine art, advertising, and new media on the human experience. He was a prominent member of the Independent Group (IG), which met at the […]



100 Years Later: The McLuhan Program That Could By Carly Conway One hundred years ago today [July 21, 2011] one of Canada’s most iconic and controversial academics was born. More than 30 years after his death, Marshall McLuhan is still credited with changing the face of communication studies — even if many have dismissed his […]