Posts Tagged ‘centenary’

Jane Jacobs, who wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, would have turned 100 today (The above image is Google’s search screen for May 4, 2016) ***** The following posting was made on this blog on March 4, 2015 and is being republished here today on the occasion of Jane Jacob’s 100th birthday […]


CULTURE IS OUR BUSINESS –  Is culture the real business of the city? MONDAY, 7 MARCH, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM With Chantal Pontbriand, Stephen Stohn & Linda Schuyler,  Jini Stolk CHANTAL PONTBRIAND is a contemporary art curator and critic whose work is based on the exploration of questions of globalization and artistic heterogeneity. She has curated numerous international contemporary art events: exhibitions, international […]


Photo: Marc J Chalifoux Photography Yesterday Arts Habitat Edmonton was joined by supporters, special guests and neighbours to celebrate the grand opening the McLuhan House – a new historic resource and home for arts and ideas in the Highlands. In 2012, Arts Habitat Edmonton purchased the house with assistance from the City of Edmonton and […]


View our one-of a kind McLuhan Family Portrait Collection and the McLuhan TV Wall.


Vol 37, No 4 (2012) – Tracing Innis & McLuhan « Satosphère » par André Jodoin. Salon de massage McLuhan est une installation immersive et participative de Luc Courchesne dans la Satosphère. From the Guest Editorial by William J. Buxton and Thierry Bardini: … we felt that an effective way to interrogate McLuhan would be through revisiting the […]


Last year was the centenary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth (1912-1980). This year we celebrate the centenaries of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), Northrop Frye (1912-1991) and Father Walter J. Ong, SJ (1912-2003). On the relationship between McLuhan and Father Ong, Ong scholar Thomas Farrell last year wrote:- Walter Ong advanced in his Jesuit training to study philosophy […]


Floorplans & Images 11342 – 64 ST NW, Edmonton The childhood home of Marshall McLuhan is located in the beautiful historic Highlands neighbourhood. Arts Habitat purchased the McLuhan House with the assistance of the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council, embracing the opportunity to honour McLuhan’s legacy in Edmonton by repurposing the property from a […]


My colleague and Winnipeg correspondent Howard Engel reports that the Winnipeg Free Press (WFP) in their Saturday, July 21, 2012 issue marked the 101st anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth by featuring him on their “This Day in Manitoba” blurb  (see the clipping above).  Kudos to them for their nod in McLuhan’s direction, especially since Winnipeg, where McLuhan grew up, […]


“Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.” – Marshall McLuhan Photo by Henri Dauman / The Estate of Marshall McLuhan/Life Magazine “I’m not advocating anything; I’m merely probing and predicting trends. Even if I opposed them or thought them disastrous, I couldn’t stop them, so why […]


It’s the 100th anniversary of the birth of Northrop Frye, Canada’s most distinguished literary critic, who died in 199 (Fred Phipps photo) Why we should toast Northrop Frye’s 100th birthday Martin Knelman, Entertainment Columnist There will be no parade and no fireworks in Toronto on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of Northrop Frye’s birth. […]