Posts Tagged ‘biography’

Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan, based on his biography Marshall McLuhan (2009), published in Penguin Books Canada’s Extraordinary Canadians short biographies series is scheduled for transmission on CBC TV on Friday, July 28 at 8:30 PM with a repeat on August 25 at 8:30 PM (but check scheduling on the latter to be sure). As far […]


A McLuhan Monday Night Seminar in 1973 In the Garden with the Guru Adventures with Marshall McLuhan By Bob Rodgers   –   January-February 2008 A six-foot-high hedge separated me from the garden next door but not from its voices. It was my first Sunday morning in the house I sublet on Wells Hill Avenue by […]


Marshall McLuhan in 1973, University of Toronto Archives By Paul Levinson Introduction Marshall McLuhan (b. 1911–d. 1980) burst into iconic fame in the 1960s as a scholar who could explain the revolutionizing medium of the time, television, as well as radio, motion pictures, telephone, print, and all the media that had come before and now accompanied TV […]


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 […]