Guess: when and who!

Guess when was this said and who said it! The service environments available to ordinary persons, whether of travel or general consumer services, far exceed the power of any private wealth to provide for itself. The richest men have become hotel hermits, unable to find any more conspicuous means of consumption than those that are…

Advertising is Warfare

“We don’t understand information movement and image-making as warfare at all—we call this advertising. Actually, Madison Avenue is a major military operation, vastly aggressive, and out to conquer empires, territories, within the human heart…the human spirit”. – Marshall McLuhan We look back at those advertising days through Mad Men. McLuhan saw this time as if…

MadMen Twitter

The smartest show on TV has the smartest social media. Characters from my fav TV show, MadMen, are now talking to us on Twitter and I love it! Originally fascinated by the accuracy of the recreation of the early ’60s look and attitudes – smoke-filled rooms, (the smoking doctor!), the male/female divide, pointy bras and…

James K-M’s Upcoming Show

James K-M: Cave Paintings, September 2 – November 22, 2008. Opening: Friday, September 5, 8 – 9 pm. Open daily during campus hours. Please join us for the exhibition opening at the Teck Gallery, SFU Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC. The artist will be in attendance. Opening remarks at 8:30 pm. Artist…

Discover the Future of Literacy(ies)

Eric McLuhan just let us know that two talks he gave on the subject of The Future of Literacy are now available online. So last night James and I plugged the laptop into the telly, sat back and immersed ourselves in the McLuhan message. Terrific. If you want to learn to understand what’s going on…

Light On and Light Through

With client books in various stages of evolution, plus the new blog part of this business, I’ve been quite busy for the past month. There is a renewed interest in blogging of course, which is growing exponentially, but this doesn’t eliminate the book as a method of keeping, transmitting and retaining information, thought, and meta-concepts….