Posts Tagged ‘video’

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 […]


MyToba.ca, the Manitoba news and information service, published the following comments and a short video of Marshall McLuhan on the last day of 2016. His predictions relate to space exploration, a personalized information service not unlike a combination of Google plus Wikipedia, the unharmonious global village with its loss of secrecy, racial conflict, media as extensions of […]


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 […]


Jane Jacobs, who wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, would have turned 100 today (The above image is Google’s search screen for May 4, 2016) ***** The following posting was made on this blog on March 4, 2015 and is being republished here today on the occasion of Jane Jacob’s 100th birthday […]


BREAKDOWN AS BREAKTHROUGH – Does the Imagination Have Ethics? MONDAY, 25 APRIL, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM With Martin Arnold, Julia Moulden, Diane Blake  MARTIN ARNOLD is a musician based in Toronto. His notated compositions are performed nationally and internationally. Martin is also an active member of Toronto’s improvisation and experimental jazz/roots/rock communities performing on live electronics, banjo, melodica, and guitar. Martin lectures in Cultural Studies […]


HACKING THE CLASSROOM – Who is in Charge? MONDAY, 18 APRIL, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM With Sanaa Ali-Mohammed, Greg Van Alstyne, Alessandro Ruggero SANAA ALI-MOHAMMED is a grassroots innovator and researcher with a passion for community building and devising solutions to social exclusion in various contexts. She was on the 2015 Samara Canada Everyday Political Citizen shortlist for her role in Young, Canadian […]


 By David Tereshchuk , Print, broadcasting & web journalist; Author, ‘The Media Beat’ The November issue of Vanity Fair carries an in-depth and mostly laudatory portrait of that legendary giant of an American writer, Tom Wolfe. It’s an 11,500-word piece by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, Flash Boys and other impressively crafted investigative works. The article, How Tom […]


Laurence O’Donnell on his MSNBC program last night cited Marshall McLuhan’s hot and cool media distinction  to describe Hillary Clinton’s impressive performance at the 11-hour Benghazi congressional hearing on Thursday: “It was in McLuhan’s 1964 seminal work ‘Understanding Media’ that he said ‘TV is a cool medium.’ He described the first televised presidential debate as […]


                              This is from a review of Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon: Douglas Tirola’s Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015), which screened yesterday at the Sydney Film Festival, is a thoroughly conventional […]


In a 1959 talk and a 1964 book Marshall McLuhan famously declares that “the medium is the message.” By 1967 the title of a typographically adventuresome book turns “message” into “massage”. In each case McLuhan is urging his audience to care less about the apparent content of communication (what happens to be “on” TV or […]