Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Monday Night Seminar Poetry: The Still Point of the Turning World LOCATION: McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, 39A Queens Park Crescent                       East off 121 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 Monday Night Seminar: Monday, February 13th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM  Description: Join Toronto’s poet laureate Anne Michaels […]


The Mind on Paper: Reading, Consciousness and Rationality David R. Olson, Professor Emeritus, OISE, University of Toronto Author Information: https://goo.gl/ZvBghq Planned Publication: November 2016   –   Not yet published   –   Hardback   –   ISBN: 9781107162891 Although the importance of literacy is widely acknowledged in society and remains at the top of the political agenda, […]


Reading by B.W. Powe from his collection “Decoding Dust” published by NeoPoiesis Press Technogenie by B.W. Powe  Technogenie by B.W. Powe from NeoPoiesis Press on Vimeo. Invitation Reader Remembrance Seas For Auxi Dream-catching Hear more poems read by B.W. Powe here: https://vimeo.com/neopoiesispress/videos Some Advance Reviews:- “What’s B.W. Powe: A Poet, an aphorist,a lyric philosopher-historian, a master of […]


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 […]


… or, as I call it, The Gutenberg Galaxy Disrupted …  Pages Festival + Conference: Unbound Exploring the Evolving Word to Digital March 13th-15th, 2014  We are in the midst of the greatest transformation in cultural production and dissemination in centuries. The digital age has created a seismic shift, challenging the existing models of creation […]


Two Visuals from the User-Is-Content Blog: http://www.useriscontent.com/blog/ On Matrix versus Linear Structure From “McLuhan For Beginners” by Terrence Gordon An Ear for an Eye Marcel Duchamp. Double exposure. Photographer unknown.


 Dr. David R. Olson David R. Olson (born in 1935) is one of the most eminent proponents of Literacy Theory and was a member of the Toronto school of communication, and at one time a director of McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology. Influenced by Jack Goody’s work, he studied with Jerome Bruner, and has been particulary interested, […]


Click here for the audio – Marshall McLuhan and the Kindle Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 90, in which I discuss how Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), who never wrote for a Kindle and of course didn’t even know about it, nonetheless correctly foresaw its revolutionary impact on authors when he wrote, in Laws of the Media (1977) that the […]


My colleague Robert Blechman quotes on his Model Media Ecologist blog from Paul Levinson’s just published New New Media, 2nd Ed: “But we may already have a glimpse of one of the new new media forms that Twitter is engendering or flipping into. Robert K. Blechman’s Executive Severance (2012), described as a ‘twitstery,’ is a novel written entirely […]


It’s the 100th anniversary of the birth of Northrop Frye, Canada’s most distinguished literary critic, who died in 199 (Fred Phipps photo) Why we should toast Northrop Frye’s 100th birthday Martin Knelman, Entertainment Columnist There will be no parade and no fireworks in Toronto on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of Northrop Frye’s birth. […]