Posts Tagged ‘interviews’

English Prof, author and poet B.W. Powe publishes compelling new book of poetry, Decoding Dust, in 2016 – the launching point for a must-read Brainstorm Q&A. Esteemed Canadian poet, novelist and essayist B.W. Powe is one of York’s treasures, bolstering this University’s strong literary tradition. A prolific writer, he has produced books that were championed […]


  “The true masterwork of Marshall McLuhan.” —Douglas Rushkoff Marshall McLuhan was the visionary theorist best known for coining the phrase “The medium is the message.” His work prefigures and underlies the themes of writers and artists as disparate and essential as Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, Neil Postman, Seth Godin, Barbara Kruger, and Douglas […]


Ed Video Guelph Symposium on the Future of Media, October 1 Andrew McLuhan, grandson of 1960s communications guru Marshall McLuhan, will be speaking during the Ed Video tribute on Saturday, Oct. 1 Print is dead? Think again, says McLuhan. That’s Andrew McLuhan, grandson of 1960s communications guru Marshall McLuhan. “Print’s not dead, it’s just that […]


 Derrick de Kerckhove Publicado por Luis Marcelino Although being almost 70 years old, Derrick de Kerckhove has a vitality and an energy that many people under 40 would want for themselves. Derrick, who used to work closely with Marshall McLuhan, is now a Professor of the French Language department at the University of Toronto and […]


   This photo by Harry Benson of Marshall McLuhan in front of René Cera’s Pied Piper’s All at the Coach House  was used for this magazine article If the Media Didn’t Get Marshall McLuhan’s Message in the ’60s, Another Is on the Way September 20, 1976 – Vol. 6, No. 12  Select quotes from that […]


On the Media is a weekly one-hour National Public Radio program devoted to media criticism and analysis. See http://www.onthemedia.org/ . WNYC’s Sara Fishko left us with some intriguing questions [regarding Marshall McLuhan]. To answer them, Brooke speaks to Nicholas Carr about how Marshall McLuhan’s theories have held up, 50 years later. Carr’s latest book is called The Glass Cage: […]


Derrick, who used to work closely with Marshall McLuhan, is a Professor of the French Language department at the University of Toronto and of the Sociology department at the Federico II University in Naples, scientific director of the Italian magazine Mediaduemila and research director at the UOC.  Derrick de Kerckhove [was] Director of the McLuhan Program […]


A founding member of the pioneering media collective Raindance, Paul Ryan was both a practitioner and theoretician of the early video movement in the 1970s. Over four decades, Ryan’s video work evolved from free-form collaborations with members of Raindance to the invention of formal collaborative practices and the conceptualization of a notational system for interpreting the […]


Kevin McMahon (Director). Michael McMahon and Kristina McLaughlin (Primitive Producers). Gerry Flahive (NFB Producer). David Sobelman (Writer & Co-producer). Montreal, PQ: Primitive Entertainment in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada in association with TVONTARIO, 2003. As he lay dying on the last day of 1980, Marshall McLuhan had every reason to believe he […]


“The artist is a person who is expert in the training of perception”. – Marshall McLuhan “What we call art would seem to be specialist artifacts for enhancing human perception”. – Marshall McLuhan Print, collage, photography and drawing from 1966 – 2013 explore the experience of reinvention and “being.” July 18 – September 7, 2013 […]