Posts Tagged ‘media’

This year’s transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture was delivered by Sarah Sharma, Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto, who focuses on the intersectional politics of time, class, gender, and race in her research. For the lecture, Sharma spoke under the title “Exit and the Extensions of Man”, which […]


Allen Ginsberg was one of several high-profile guests at a controversial conference on LSD held at the University of Toronto in 1967.  (DON DUTTON)   Panelists largely supported LSD use, saying it boosted human creativity to previously-unseen levels. “The use of these drugs, I think, has a very positive effect on writers. They are used by almost all the […]


This year’s transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture will be delivered by Sarah Sharma, Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto, who has focused on the intersectional politics of time, class, gender, and race in her research. For the lecture, Sharma will speak under the title “Exit and the Extensions of […]


The McLuhan Salons are back! We have teamed up with the Toronto Reference Library to present a discussion on the thorny ethics of hacks and leaks, with expert on Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, Mark Surman and Fortune writer Mathew Ingram. Join us! Thursday, 19 January, 2017 at 7:00 PM Toronto […]


Join us Thursday DEC 1st, 2016, 6:00 PM (at the McLuhan Centre) The Marshall McLuhan Award for Investigative Journalism With Gigi Grande, news editor and presenter of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (recipient 2016). Moderator: Bob Logan A journalist for almost twenty years now, Ms. Grande is currently a correspondent for ABS-CBN’s Investigative Research group, responsible for […]


Commentary by Colin Marshall 45 years ago, four eminences took the stage at the University of Toronto: Irish actor Jack MacGowran, best known for his interpretations of Samuel Beckett; English poet and dramatist W.H. Auden; American architect and theorist of humanity’s way of life Buckminster Fuller; and Canadian literary scholar turned media technology oracle Marshall McLuhan. Now only did […]


ABS-CBN journalist Gigi Grande is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Marshall McLuhan fellowship sponsored by the Embassy of Canada. By Demerie Dangla, ABS-CBN News The award, named after the Canadian media and communications scholar, was given to Grande at the Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar conducted by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) […]


Andy Warhol and Marshall McLuhan: Photomontage by Photofunia.com As I have said and written before, the book on Marshall McLuhan’s considerable influence on the visual arts is yet to be written and hopefully, it will be written in the coming years. The following text of a lecture given by Frank Gillette at Fordham University’s March 1998 Conference on […]


Mondo Cane Kama Sutra (installation view) 1984, acrylic on canvas. 10 canvases, 245 x 305 cm each. Image courtesy the Estate of General Idea; © Pierre Antoine, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC, 2011. Marshall McLuhan’s high regard for serious artists as what Ezra Pound called “the antennae of the race” due to […]


Born July 21: Marshall McLuhan   –   This Day in History July 21, 2016 By Michael Baadke Canadian educator Marshall McLuhan was an expert in understanding the significance of media and communications, and is respected as an insightful theorist who predicted the decline of printed books and the continuing global expansion of communication that characterizes […]