Posts Tagged ‘information’

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, […]