Posts Tagged ‘biography’

This posting is a tribute to master bookseller, publisher and Canadian nationalist Mel Hurtig who just passed away:-  Mel Hurtig, who opened Edmonton’s first independent bookstore and went on to run for the federal Liberals, fight against free trade, publish The Canadian Encyclopedia, and write several searing commentaries about foreign ownership and cultural imperialism, has […]


Buckminster Fuller & Marshall McLuhan in front of René Cera’s painting Pied Pipers All (Image: Dick Darrell/Getstock) See http://tinyurl.com/3vyboez The following is an excerpt from an essay titled “Network Fever” by Mark Wigley, which makes the essential point that “contemporary discourse about networks seems to ignore the heritage that stretches back to Graham Bell through Marshall McLuhan, […]


Historic home open for public tours Samantha Power The home has an official historic designation and was where McLuhan grew up. By: Samantha Power For Metro Published on Tue Jul 05 2016 Marshall McLuhan preached that the “medium was the message” and for the next week anyone will be able to take their own impressions […]


On February 11, 2016 Lance Strate informed the Media Ecology Association of the passing of Elizabeth Eisenstein with the following:- I have heard from a few different sources that Elizabeth Eisenstein, author of The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, and the abridged version, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe, as well as The […]


This home at 11342 – 64th Street was once the home of famous Canadian media visionary Marshall McLuhan. Photo by Alex Kuskis PAULA SIMONS, EDMONTON JOURNAL Published on: January 28, 2016 The medium is the message, cultural theorist Marshall McLuhan famously declared. If architecture is the medium, Edmonton’s newest micro-museum, McLuhan House has a simple message:  […]


 Harold Innis (1894 – 1952)  My thanks to Phil Rose for pointing out this important media ecology resource. From David Cayley’s Website: For more than thirty years (1981-2012) I made radio documentaries for CBC Radio’s Ideas series. The most recent of the more than 250 programmes remain available on the Ideas website, but the rest languish […]


  Ryszard J. Osicki By Howard R. Engel, Director, Marshall McLuhan Initiative (MMI), St Paul’s College, University of Manitoba It is right and just: a series of firsts for the Marshall McLuhan Initiative’s 5th Annual Medium and Light Award 2015 is the first time that this award would be given to a “Winnipigeon” (Marshall McLuhan’s […]


Judith Fitzgerald, a celebrated Canadian poet known locally [in Windsor, Ontario] as an “honorary Windsorite,” has died. According to an obituary, Fitzgerald passed away suddenly but peacefully at the age of 63 in her northern Ontario home on Nov. 25. Over the course of her 45-year writing career, Fitzgerald produced more than two dozen volumes of […]


St. John’s College, Cambridge University has announced the passing of Sir Jack Goody, whose studies of literacy and communication have influenced media ecologists such as Harold Innis, Eric Havelock, Marshall McLuhan, Walter Ong, and Elizabeth Eisenstein, as they focused on the development of writing systems, and later, printing; in this aspect of his scholarship at least, […]


   This photo by Harry Benson of Marshall McLuhan in front of René Cera’s Pied Piper’s All at the Coach House  was used for this magazine article If the Media Didn’t Get Marshall McLuhan’s Message in the ’60s, Another Is on the Way September 20, 1976 – Vol. 6, No. 12  Select quotes from that […]