Posts Tagged ‘centenary’


Marshall McLuhan by Howard R. Engel No examination of the future of print, the theme of previous issue of Feliciter, would be complete without Marshall McLuhan’s own words, especially now in the centennial year of his birth. What better way to approach this exploration than through a conversation? HRE: Dr. McLuhan, you have sometimes been […]



Three cheers for Edmonton city council.  According to the Edmonton Journal, media philosopher Marshall McLuhan’s childhood home will be preserved after city councillors voted to give the Edmonton Arts Council $75,000 to help buy the site. The arts organization plans to use most of the main floor of the home, at 11342 64th St., for a […]



Communication academic B. W. Powe discusses his former teacher, Canadian visionary Marshall MacLuhan.  In this “quickie”, Powe is given 7 minutes to explain why MacLuhan’s ideas were, and continue to be, so significant.   http://cdn.livestream.com/grid/LSPlayer.swf?channel=ideacity&clip=flv_b687185c-5c8a-4108-a6bf-0c7613347ae9&autoPlay=false ideacity on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free B.W. Powe is a Canadian writer of essays, poetry, novels, non-fiction and literary criticism. […]



This installation was part of McLuhan100 at the International Festival Of Authors (Toronto) last year; unfortunately I missed it with so many McLuhan-related events going on……AlexK McLuhan, Marshall, and Quentin Fiore. War and Peace in the Global Village. Toronto: Penguin Books, 2003. Marshall McLuhan taught us that media environments are so pervasive that we find […]



JOINT DOCTORATE IN COMMUNICATION CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH SPECIAL MCLUHAN EVENT The Université de Montreal (UdeM), Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Concordia celebrated the 25th anniversary of their Joint Doctorate in Communication with a special event held recently at the Société des arts technologiques (SAT). Entitled Innis, McLuhan, and the Media: Path to […]



This historic plaque at 6 Joseph Street, also designated as “Marshall McLuhan Way,” was unveiled on October 14, 2011 on the campus of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, during the centenary year of Marshall McLuhan’s birth. Description: Located at 6 St. Joseph Street in Toronto, this plaque is about University of Toronto professor Marshall McLuhan. McLuhan […]



You are all invited to participate remotely to “The new sensorium: embodied perception, extensions of humanity and digital communication” This International centenary Marshall McLuhan & Walter J. Ong symposium, 20-21 April 2012, BIOS, Athens, is organized by the Communication, Media and Culture dept, Panteion University & the McLuhan Technology and Society Program, Coach House Institute, […]



Marshall McLuhan Residence, City of Edmonton, Sustainable Development Marshall McLuhan Residence By Lawrence Herzog, Herzog on Heritage   |   April 16, 2012 Herbert Marshall McLuhan predicted the World Wide Web nearly 30 years before it arrived, and coined the expressions “the medium is the message” and “the global village.” He was a leading and often controversial […]



  Source – Marshall McLuhan, 1973, photograph by Robert Lansdale On the wave of the vibrant multidisciplinary debate which has been revitalized around McLuhan’s thought in the conferences, seminars and various events organized worldwide for the McLuhan centennial (1911‐2011), this journal aims to stimulate new reflections on the immense contribution of this author and promote innovative critical work […]



Webs and whirligigs: Marshall McLuhan in his time and ours He can’t be reduced to a handful of pithy quotes, but McLuhan has something to say about our new world of frayed ends rather than neat endings.    Megan Garber Thursday, July 21 would have been the 100th birthday of Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian media theorist […]