Posts Tagged ‘technology’


Northern Sparks Innovation, Technology Policy, and the Arts in Canada from Expo 67 to the Internet Age By Michael Century An “episode of light” in Canada sparked by Expo 67 when new art forms, innovative technologies, and novel institutional and policy frameworks emerged together. OVERVIEW Understanding how experimental art catalyzes technological innovation is often prized yet […]



Jacques Ellul (1912 – 1994) Dear Ellul Society Friend Our Montreal Conference on The Arts, Culture and the Environment in a Technological Society: Revisiting Jacques Ellul is less than three months away! Location: McGill University, downtown Montreal. We are excited to have a number of arts-related events scheduled in tandem with the conference, including film, art exhibitions and music […]



Scott Richmond, shown with his cat Mush, says that Marshall McLuhan saw artists as people who understand the impact technology has on how we experience the world. He often collaborated with people making media. Richmond wants “to situate the McLuhan Centre as a much-needed community and research hub for scholarship in humanistic media studies at […]



Towards a Digital Epistemology: Aesthetics and Modes of Thought in Early Modernity and the Present Age By Jonas Ingvarsson This book explores the concept of digital epistemology. In this context, the digital will not be understood as merely something that is linked to specific tools and objects, but rather as different modes of thought. For example, the digital within the humanities is […]



Understanding Media Intensive is a 12-part look at media theorist Marshall McLuhan’s major 1964 work “Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man,” taught by Andrew McLuhan, Director of The McLuhan Institute. In an age where our media environment conditions and structures our reality in increasingly potent ways, Understanding Media provides important foundational knowledge on how our cultural traumas and […]



The Beatles on the set of Our World prior to the program, June 25, 1967  Well, what is called for example a generation gap today, the TV generation of kids, have a completely different set of perceptions from their parents. Their parents grew up in a visual world like the world of movies, where they […]



PandeMedia & Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the twelfth Monday Night Webinar, Monday JULY 13, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. BEST OF MONDAY NIGHT WEBINARS In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in […]



PandeMedia & Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the eleventh Monday Night Webinar, Monday JULY 6, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global […]



PandeMedia & Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the tenth Monday Night Webinar, Monday JUNE 29, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global […]



PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age Join us for the ninth Monday Night Webinar, Monday JUNE 22, 8:00-10:00 PM EST: PandeMedia and Folklores from the Lockdown Age. In a playful, relaxed, and experimental online format, a panel of participants will explore the mosaic of the metaphoric global village in light of the current global crisis, […]