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A collection of publications resulting from research, events, and initiatives held at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology.

For active calls for papers, see Events + News.

Sensing of the Self, Society, and the Environment

Article by Steve Mann

in IEEE Sensors (Fall 2020)

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A Manifesto for the Broken Machine

Research article by Sarah Sharma

in Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (Fall 2020)

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Transnational Feminisms and Digital Islamophobia

Edited by Zeinab Farokhi and Yasmin Jiwani

Special Issue of Islamophobia Studies Journal (Fall 2020)

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Many McLuhans or None at All

Edited by Sarah Sharma

Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Communication (Fall 2019)

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This special issue of CJC is based on the Many McLuhans Symposium at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology that celebrated and marked the designation of the Marshall McLuhan Library held at the University of Toronto and the McLuhan Archives held at the Library and Archives Canada into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The event was organized and sponsored by the Library Archives of Canada, The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology at the Faculty of Information, and the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

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Guest Editorial: Many McLuhans or None at All
Sarah Sharma
 
Reading over McLuhan's Shoulder
John Durham Peters
 
Reading McLuhan Reading Ulysses
Alan Galey
 
The McLuhan-Innis Field: In Search of Media Theory
Liam Cole Young
 
The (Black) Elephant in the Room: McLuhan and the Racial
Armond Towns
 
Distributed Intelligence: Silk-Weaving and the Jacquard Mechanism
Ganaele Langlois
 
McLuhan and Posthumanism: Extending the Techno-Animal Embrace
Jody Berland
 
Flash, Spirit, Plex, Stretch: A Trans-Disciplinary View of the Media Sensorium
Rhonda N. McEwen

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Transnational Feminism in a Time of Digital Islamophobia

Conference report by Zeinab Farokhi

Feminist Media Studies Journal (Fall 2019)

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A conference report covering the Digital Islamophobia Working Group's event held at the Centre on March 8, 2019. The working group is in the process of turning the research from this symposium into a special issue edited by Yasmin Jiwani, Zeinab Farokhi and other members of the working group.

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Log Out! The Platform Economy and Worker Resistance 

Edited by Alessandro Delfanti

Special Issue of Notes from Below (Spring 2019)

(based on his McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology LogOut Symposium held March 2018) 

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MsUnderstanding Media

Edited by Sarah Sharma and Rianka Singh

Duke University Press (under contract)

Preface: The Centre on the Margins 

by Sarah Sharma 

Introduction to MsUnderstanding Media: McLuhan and Feminist Media Studies

by Sarah Sharma with Rianka Singh

PART I: Retrieving McLuhan's Media

 

Transporting Blackness: Black Materialist Media Theory

by Armond Towns

 

Sidewalks of Concrete and Code

by Shannon Mattern

 

Hardwired

by Nick Taylor

 

Textile: The Uneasy Media

by Ganaele Langlois 

PART II: Thinking with McLuhan: An Invitation

 

The Incubator and the Urge to Continuous Use

by Sara Martel

WifeSaver: Tupperware and the Unfortunate Spoils of Containment

by Brooke Erin Duffy and Jeremy Packer

 

“Can Miss File Misfile?” The Filing Cabinet, Automatic Memory, and Gender

by Craig Robertson

Computers Made of Paper, Genders Made of Cards

by Cait McKinney

 

Sky High: Platforms and the Feminist Politics of Visibility

by Rianka Singh and Sarah Banet-Weiser

PART III: Media after McLuhan

Scanning for Black Data

A Conversation with Nasma Ahmed and Ladan Siad

3D Printing and Digital Colonialism

A Conversation with Morehshin Allahyari

Toward a Media Theory of the Digital Bundle

A Conversation with Jennifer Wemigwans

Afterward

by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Climate Change, COVID-19, and the Space Cabin: A Politics of Care in the Shadow of Space Colonization

by Réka Gál (McLuhan PhD Fellow)

in #9 Climate Imaginary Reader (Oct 2020)

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Going to Work in Mommy's Basement

by Sarah Sharma

in Boston Review (June 2018)

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Exit and the Extensions of Man

by Sarah Sharma

in Transmediale Online Journal (April 2017)

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Beyond Behaviourism and Black Boxes: The Future of Media Theory 

Interview with Wendy Chun, Warren Sack, and Sarah Sharma

Chapter in Affective Politics of Digital Media: Propaganda by Other Means (Routledge 2020)

Eds. Megan Boler & Elizabeth Davis

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