Posts Tagged ‘print’

Explorations: Studies in Culture & Communication, Volumes 1 to 8 Explorations: Studies in Culture & Communication, Volumes 1 through 8 will be available again after 60 years of being out-of-print! When? The re-publication will be formally announced at the Toronto School of Communication Conference, October 13 – 16 at the University of Toronto (see the conference posting, […]


From YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAwwVPLKYc8 An Analysis of Marshall McLuhan’s “Five Sovereign Fingers Taxed the Breath” (1955) By Donald F. Theall From Prelude to The Virtual Marshall McLuhan by Donald F. Theall, Montreal & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press (2001), 10-11.    An early example of how McLuhan actually developed his probes poetically is exemplified in a […]


On February 11, 2016 Lance Strate informed the Media Ecology Association of the passing of Elizabeth Eisenstein with the following:- I have heard from a few different sources that Elizabeth Eisenstein, author of The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, and the abridged version, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe, as well as The […]


The following essay is an astute and well-written student essay, I think by a student of Dr. Paul Levinson at Fordham University. [Correction – the author of this essay informs me that he’s a student at Bangor University in Wales, UK.] Marshall McLuhan said that, “Gutenberg had, in effect, made every man a reader. Today, […]


Whole Earth Catalog, spring 1969 In 1968, Stewart Brand founded the Whole Earth Catalog. Brand’s goals were to make a variety of tools accessible to newly dispersed counterculture communities, back-to-the-land households, and innovators in the fields of technology, design, and architecture, and to create a community meeting-place in print. The catalogue quickly developed into a […]


The graphic below illustrates a standard opinion about pictorial versus textual information as it’s represented on the Internet, an idea that has influenced information representation in other mediums as well: books, newspapers, signs, posters, advertising messages. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/n6hwkua ) This question was recently taken up in separate commentaries by film critic Dana Stevens and author Rivka […]


Now in print and available from Amazon, B&N, and other online booksellers, an anthology of poetry, poetics, creative writing, and cartoons inspired by  Marshall McLuhan:  The Medium Is The Muse [Channeling Marshall McLuhan] Edited by Lance Strate & Adeena Karasick The cover shows the young college age Marshall McLuhan. It’s from a photograph not previously […]


  The hardcover edition followed the paperback, which was published by Bantam Books: A McLuhanesque turn of the screw. By: Steven Heller | October 18, 2012 Quentin Fiore designed and, with Marshall McLuhan, co-authored The Medium Is the Massage, an icon of the 1960s and required reading for everyone involved in what McLuhan dubbed the “electric age.” McLuhan was a philosopher and […]


On the eve of our Media Ecology Association convention in Toronto, here’s a timely NY Times Sunday Book Review piece addressing a fundamental media ecology concern……..Alex Has the Electronic Image Supplanted the Written Word? JUNE 17, 2014  Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. Fifty years ago, Marshall […]


Cover of Explorations 3 (August 1954). The short-lived but influential magazine overseen by Edmund Carpenter and Marshall McLuhan (Republished by Permission) By Kevin Plummer In the 1950s, anthropologist Edmund Carpenter, English professor Marshall McLuhan, and others were at the centre of an innovative working group at the University of Toronto investigating modes and media of communication from […]