Posts Tagged ‘culture’

By Andrew McLuhan I like to focus on what’s practical today from McLuhan’s work, but that said, history is important and it can be instructive and useful to know where things come from. It can also be interesting, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Some years ago, when I undertook the inventory and evaluation of […]


ABOUT THE EVENT There is perhaps no person more responsible for the radical transformation of the humanities since the 1960s than the Canadian philosopher and provocateur Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980). McLuhan’s voluminous publications, lectures, interviews, and talks (and in one case, cameo film appearance in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall) have made him one of the most widely […]


Marshall McLuhan at Cambridge University By Colin Marshall So many of us use Facebook every day, but how many of us know that its enormous presence in our lives owes, in part, to modern philosophy? “In the course of his studies at Stanford,” writes John Lanchester in a recent London Review of Books piece of Facebook, Silicon Valley billionaire […]


Marshall McLuhan is still the most penetrating Christian humanist to grasp that technology has forced us to rediscover how humans can use it to advance our species and preserve its humanity. By James Poulos – January 3, 2017 It’s time—again—for a resurgence of interest in Marshall McLuhan. After a posthumous revival in the 1970s and ‘80s, McLuhan […]


Media theorist Marshall McLuhan’s work best explains how the world changed in the 2010s—and what we can expect in the decade ahead. By Zach Weissmueller What did the 2010s add up to? I spent the decade at Reason creating videos about the democratization of everything and the declining power of society’s gatekeepers. “Everything that we prize in […]


From left to right: Dr. Michael Darroch, Philip Morais, Andrew McLuhan, & Dr. Elaine Kahn “The electric light is pure information.” –Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media Philip Morais[1]– Windsor Law J.D. Candidate 2021 On October 25, 2019, Windsor Law LTEC Lab and the School of Creative Arts co-hosted Media & Space: The Regulation of Digital Platforms, New Media […]


Rossana Deerchild awarded the 2019 Medium and the Light Award by Howard Engel  By Howard R. Engel  The recipient of the eighth Medium and the Light Award, in recognition of the ecumenical dimensions of the life and work of Marshall McLuhan, was presented on Thursday, November 28 in Winnipeg, Manitoba as an integral part of […]


Bust of McLuhan by Madeleine Vrignon based on a 1935 photograph when he was 24 By Todd Lewys It’s a saying that we’re all familiar with: “the medium is the message.” And while most Manitobans would recognize Marshall McLuhan as the author of the groundbreaking statement, they might not know he spent his formative years in […]


Click on the image to expand the view NOVEMBER 26, 2019 — A bronze bust of U of M alumnus Herbert Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) will be unveiled at a special symposium and reception at U of M Archives & Special Collections on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.  The WinnipegREALTORS selected the communications giant as […]


Click on the image above for an expanded view Marshall McLuhan was born at Edmonton, Alberta on 21 July 1911, he moved with his parents to Winnipeg in 1915. He attended Gladstone School, Earl Grey School and Kelvin Technical High School before enrolling in the University of Manitoba in 1928. He received a BA Honours in 1933 and an MA in 1934 […]