Updates

November 2014

Ethics and Accountability in the Changing Media Landscape in the Philippines

Thursday, November 27, 2014 – 17:00 to 19:00
Location: 140 St. George Street, Claude Bissell building, Room BL 507

Speaker: Annual McLuhan Fellow, Cecilia ‘Cheche’ Lazaro

Ms. Lazaro will be giving a public talk on Thursday, November 27 during her tour in Canada. She won the McLuhan Prize for her collective body of work as […]

Grateful Dead, Grayfolded, Vinyl and Virtual: John Oswald Unwinds the Toxic Consequences of Digital

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – 4:30 to 6pm
Location: 140 St. George Street, Claude Bissell building, Room BL 538, Toronto

What should, would or could a recording of a rock Symphony sound like, if it were created (and/or assembled) in the very late 20th Century, and, somehow simultaneously incorporated into its composition, well […]

June 2014

Lines of Thought

Friday, June 20, 2014 – 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Location: Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
6:00-7:15 p.m. Reception

Curators: John Oswald & Dominique Scheffel-Dunand

On June 20, during the 15th annual convention of the Media Ecology Association in Toronto, The Faculty of Information Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto will hold an evening of conversations […]

April 2014

Jenna Burrell April 29 7:00 PM at Fisher Rare Book Library

Materiality of Rumor

Jenna Burrell, UC Berkeley

Abstract:
In this talk I will discuss rumors as a type of small media and as ‘secondhand accounts’ rather than ‘false tales.’ Over the years, I have encountered a number of rumors while doing ethnographic fieldwork in Ghana including one about Bill Gates – the illiterate dropout, rumors about […]

March 2014

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 art that […]

February 2014

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 […]

January 2014

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.”
~ […]

Bernd Frohmann February 25 7:00 pm at Fisher Rare Book Library

Document, Index, Trace, and Death: Briet’s Antelope Lessons

Venue: Fisher Rare Book Library 120 St. George Street

Coach House Institute Lecture series on Culture & Technology (C&TLS)

Abstract:
The first third of this paper is about my concept of documentality, which I think avoids some dead ends in thinking about documentation in general. I take speech as […]

Lecture/Celebration: Fisher Library Acquisition of Marshall McLuhan Personal Library

Larry P. Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto, and Anne Dondertman, Director of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, cordially invite you to attend a lecture followed by a reception in celebration of the Fisher Library’s acquisition of the personal library of Professor Marshall McLuhan.

Dr. Eric McLuhan and Andrew McLuhan will speak on the […]

October 2013

Dominique Wolton October 24 7:00 pm at Fisher Rare Book Library

Information is not Communication

Second lecture of the 2013 Coach House Institute Lecture series on Culture & Technology (C&TLS)

Keynote: Dominique Wolton (Directeur, Institut des sciences de la communication du CNRS, Directeur et fondateur, Hermès, CNRS éditions, Paris, France)

In conversation with: Guy Proulx (Psychology, Glendon College, York University, Former Director of the Cognitive and Behavioural Health […]