Posts Tagged ‘culture’


PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the sixth Monday Night Webinar, Monday JUNE 1st, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global crisis, […]



PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the fifth Monday Night Webinar, Monday MAY 25th, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global crisis, […]



The New Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication journal and project is inspired by the original journal Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication, which was edited by Edmund (Ted) Carpenter and Marshall McLuhan. The first eight issues of Explorations were published between 1953 and 1957 at the University of Toronto and a ninth issue was […]



PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the fourth Monday Night Webinar, Monday MAY 18th, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global crisis, as […]



PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age During this time of physical distancing, we all miss the joy of getting together, engaging in authentic real-time conversations, ultimately being part of a living community.  Join us for the third Monday Night Webinar – PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age – live on Facebook and YouTube, Monday […]



PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age During this time of physical distancing, we all miss the joy of getting together, engaging in authentic real-time conversations, ultimately being part of a living community.  Join us for the second Monday Night Webinar – PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age – live on Facebook and YouTube, Monday […]



Monday Night Webinars During this time of physical distancing, we all miss the joy of getting together, engaging in authentic real-time conversations, ultimately being part of a living community.  Well… the idea is simple. In response to the state of physical distancing and isolation, it’s time to bring back the McLuhan’s tradition of weekly Monday Night […]



Media Health is a group of researchers in Montreal who “study the health applications and implications of information and communication technologies.” One of their major projects looks at “Screens and Stress,” the purpose of which they explain thus: Screens can stress us by their physical properties or by their content . Screens can also de-stress […]



From Porter, A. (1969). Cybernetics simplified. Barnes & Noble Inc. pp. v-vi Foreward This is a much needed book. It helps to build a bridge between The Two Cultures whose separation plagues C.P. Snow and many others. The very word “cybernetics” is a useful clue to the central meaning of the electronic revolution. The speed-up […]



2 tetrads and 7 pages of notes on the effects of COVID-19 by Andrew McLuhan Andrew McLuhan wisely describes humanity’s struggle against COVID-19 as a World War because he knows how his grandfather described World War III: “World War I a railway war of centralization and encirclement. World War II a radio war of decentralization […]