Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

By theLet’s help change Wikipedia gender-gap! Join us at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11 am to 5 p.m. for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Date/Time: Sat, March 18, 2017  –  11:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT Location: McLuhan Centre for […]


Sketch of McLuhan by Sorel Etrog This paper offers a retrospective of the images McLuhan used after the “Global Village” to characterize and illuminate the evolution of late-twentieth century media landscapes. A variation of this article was published 2011 in the Canadian Journal of Media Studies 9(1): http://cjms.fims.uwo.ca/issues/09-01/Chrystall.pdf. The McLuhan revival of the 1990s saw […]


Written By MARCO ADRIA   –   Published: 24 February, 2016 How today’s modern advances might be seen through the eyes of Canada’s most famous media theorist This is the year of augmented reality. In 2016, manufacturers, beginning with Microsoft, will offer products that will allow us to see virtual objects as if they were part […]


This latest book by Eric McLuhan was announced on this blog on Oct. 27. See https://goo.gl/bAsF0A . The following is Dr. McLuhan’s Forward to his book:- The Sensus Communis Synesthesia & The Soul   –   An Odyssey By Eric McLuhan Foreword is Forewarned When I came across a description of the experience of mysticism in Henri […]


This essay can be considered a new chapter in my book Digital McLuhan, published in 1999, or before the advent of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and the social media of our age. Marshall McLuhan’s ideas, including hot and cool, the medium is the message, and the tetrad, are applied to help us understand selfies, tweeting, iconic […]


Marshall McLuhan and Tom Wolfe: both writers, both astute observers of modern humanity, and both public figures whose work has, over the years, enjoyed high fashionability and endured high unfashionability. You might think the connection between them ends there. But when the 100th anniversary of McLuhan’s birth and the centennial-celebrating site Marshall McLuhan Speaks came about, whose eloquent introduction […]


The Canadian Embassy on Leipziger Platz, Berlin McLuminations 15:1   –   Quest for Identity in the Global Village Featuring Professor Elfriede Fürsich (FU Berlin) & Professor Mark Wolfe (University of  Calgary) The Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Embassy of Canada present a new edition of the discussion series McLuminations with Baruch Gottlieb and Steffi Winkler. In […]


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ (1881 – 1955) Marshall McLuhan acknowledged Teilhard de Chardin as follows in The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962):- “… since our new electric culture provides our lives again with a tribal base. There is available the lyrical testimony of a very Romantic biologist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, in his Phenomenon of Man (p.240): ‘Now, to […]


An excerpt from – Wikipedia & The Death Of The Expert by Maria Bustillos   –   May 17, 2011 “Learners are doers, not recipients.”—Walter J. Ong, “McLuhan as Teacher: The Future Is a Thing of the Past” Bob Stein, founder and co-director of the Institute for the Future of the Book (and co-founder, in 1984, of […]


Thinking Globally, Speaking Locally – by Kurt Clausen Abstract: Most Canadians today are familiar with the term “the Global Village”. It is a catch-phrase loaded with positive connotations of unity, familiarity, and humanity on an international scale. Through the modern miracle of electronic networks, most now believe that very personal linkages can be created between just about anyone […]