Posts Tagged ‘communication’


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 […]



Marshall McLuhan by Yousuf Karsh, 1974 (Copyright by the Karsh Estate) SYNOPSIS This documentary will examine how toxic elements of our digital environment are dramatically transforming society in negative ways — just as the prophetic, popular futurist Marshall McLuhan predicted 60 years ago. We’ll examine the unforeseen social and political problems caused by the digital […]



B. W. Powe has his way with words – in many a milieu. He’s a poet, novelist, essayist and critic, as well as being a philosopher and university professor. He is most noted for his writings on Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, who figures prominently in his professional affiliations – Powe is a fellow of the […]



Understanding Me: Lectures & Interviews By Marshall McLuhan Edited by Stephanie McLuhan & David Staines Previously unpublished lectures and interviews by the modern age’s preeminent media seer—informal, accessible, provocative.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 […]



Macro Media Literacy By Andrew McLuhan Media Literacy, or Critical Media Literacy as it’s sometimes called, is a part of the media studies world which tends to focus on critical evaluation of the content of various media, mainly communications technologies. Google search results yield the following: “A commonly cited definition of “media literacy” was created […]



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 […]



  The MediuM A Marshall McLuhan Board Game Inspired by legendary Canadian philosopher and innovative media thinker Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), The MediuM is a gaming experience of Laws of Media. The New Science (1988), developed by Marshall McLuhan and his son Eric McLuhan (1942-2018). Also known as “McLuhans’ Tetrad”, the Laws of Media reveal the four constant rules […]



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 […]