Affectionately known as The Coach House, The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology is situated behind the Centre for Medieval Studies, next door to the Centre for Multiculturalism and the Toronto School of Theology at The University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. Consult the history section to know more about the program since its opening in 1963. In 2009, the iSchool, also known as the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, launched the Coach House Institute (CHI) as a clearly defined research unit under which the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology now operates.
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Pieter Adriaans March 25 7:00 PM at Fisher Rare Book Library

Information, art and meaning: Painting as a post-saturation discipline Pieter Adriaans, University of Amsterdam

Abstract:
There is no doubt that the theories of information and computation are valuable tools for the analysis of objects of art and their production. They help us to model the cognitive processes involved in the understanding and appreciation of [...]


Eileen Mangubat – Journalism in time of Haiyan: The evolving role of the community press in covering natural disasters

The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto and Sun Life Financial Canada are pleased to announce a McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology public lecture by Eileen Mangubat, 2013 Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Prize. The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto and Sun Life [...]


Sandy Pearlman February 11 7:00 PM at Fisher Rare Book Library

As The Age of Saturation Encounters Asymptopia, Or, As You Like It

Abstract:
“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
~ Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Or,

“Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.”