Posts Tagged ‘ideas’


B.W. Powe, Author & Associate Professor The Medium and the Light Award for 2022 The recipient of the eleventh Medium and the Light Award, in recognition of the ecumenical dimensions of the life and work of Marshall McLuhan, was presented on Thursday, July 7 virtually, as part of the 23rd Media Ecology Association (MEA) Convention […]



Special Issue: Digital Humanism and the Future of Humanity  This special issue edited by Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Hans-Jörg Kreowski contains full paper proceedings of the workshop organised by the Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society, Vienna, Austria, together with the Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility, Bremen, Germany, held at the online […]



Northern Sparks Innovation, Technology Policy, and the Arts in Canada from Expo 67 to the Internet Age By Michael Century An “episode of light” in Canada sparked by Expo 67 when new art forms, innovative technologies, and novel institutional and policy frameworks emerged together. OVERVIEW Understanding how experimental art catalyzes technological innovation is often prized yet […]



To Marshall McLuhan   You were right, dear professor, the great vortex came in time whirling us into the pond in which Narcissus saw his                          beauteous reflection.   No longer an extension of the hand, the mouth, the ear, no longer a tool, […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]