Posts Tagged ‘information’

Click on image for expanded view. Hannah Whitaker, “Barcroft Branches” & “Arctic Landscape (Trees)” (both 2014) Excerpt from How to Be as Well-Informed as Marshall McLuhan, John Eaton, Lester Patrick Watson (Fron Macleans, September 1, 1971, pp. 38-39) Canada lost its innocence somewhere between the time Gordie Tapp expatriated to do Hee-Haw and Pierre Trudeau […]


Marshall McLuhan was interested in the nature of information, especially later in his career, as new electronic media had been altering established conceptions about the nature of information. In a letter to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau dated February 1, 1979, he wrote: You are probably familiar with the Shannon-Weaver model of communication theory … Shannon and […]


During 2013-2014, in a student-led initiative, the iSchool’s Coach House Institute (CHI) is hosting a series of lectures and discussions addressing cultural specificities in our understanding of information. The aim is not be to focus on culturally diverse uses of information, but instead to investigate the nature of information itself–and to ask whether, and if so how, […]