Posts Tagged ‘McLuhan’

The December 1968 Edition of Playboy Magazine that contains Marshall McLuhan’s essay, Include Me Out: The Reversal of the Overheated Image   Most people who have an interest in Marshall McLuhan are aware of the 1969 Interview of McLuhan published by Playboy Magazine, but they might not know about the December 1968 essay Include Me Out: The […]


(Click on image for expanded view) The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was a general exhibition, Category One World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century with the most attendees to that date and 62 […]


Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan, based on his biography Marshall McLuhan (2009), published in Penguin Books Canada’s Extraordinary Canadians short biographies series is scheduled for transmission on CBC TV on Friday, July 28 at 8:30 PM with a repeat on August 25 at 8:30 PM (but check scheduling on the latter to be sure). As far […]


A McLuhan Monday Night Seminar in 1973 In the Garden with the Guru Adventures with Marshall McLuhan By Bob Rodgers   –   January-February 2008 A six-foot-high hedge separated me from the garden next door but not from its voices. It was my first Sunday morning in the house I sublet on Wells Hill Avenue by […]


The Great McLuhan- Frye Debate An academic debate is an educational practicum requiring students to employ rhetoric, histrionic abilities and knowledge of the assigned topic to debate a given proposition or question with the goal of influencing the opinions of observers and/or the judge(s).  This debate will answer the question: Who best – Marshall McLuhan […]


Click on images for closer view. A multi-media exhibition   –   Oct 13-Dec 20, 2016 John M. Kelly Library, St. Michael’s College, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto Explore the development of Marshall McLuhan’s theories in the context of his academic and personal life at the University of St. Michael’s College. McLuhan’s central role in the rise […]


Marshall McLuhan, his mother Elsie and younger brother Maurice (“Red”) Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath […]


Two photos of the casually-attired Marshall McLuhan by Barbara Wilde, taken around 1976  Douglas Coupland’s “biography” of Marshall McLuhan is a curious mixture of speculation and hyperbole, interspersed with the essential facts of the man’s life in broad strokes. Although it gets some things wrong, there are nevertheless some useful insights worthy of Coupland’s artistic perception, […]


(Poster by Jana Jankovic, Emilie Charlebois, Julia Lefebvre & student helpers) Dear Friends, Monday, July 21 will be the 103rd anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth. To mark the occasion, we are organizing an informal luncheon at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.  This is an opportunity to reconnect with members of the McLuhan Legacy […]


Here at Second Nature we’re celebrating Halloween and All Saints’ Day by channeling the ghost of Marshall McLuhan. How you ask? We’re reading the only e-mail Neil Postman ever sent in which he poses as the ghost of Marshall McLuhan: This is the Ghost of Marshall McLuhan speaking to you. I don’t have to tell you from […]