Marshal McLuhan and the Medium is the Message

I first read Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man during my days in Canadian upper education. The best way to understand McLuhan is as the ultimate meta scientist. His writings and observations influenced advertisers, educators, and television producers in all kinds of elite circles. If I can try my hand at summarizing his vast […]

Leben und Lieben in Wien, Part Zwei

What began as a curious trip to discover my philosophical and paternal roots has now cemented my life passions and pursuits.  In early 2011, I arrived in Vienna, Austria to finish my last semester of undergraduate education. I expected to make a lot of friends, touch up on Austrian economics at the home university of […]

‘Homeland’ and Lessons of Blowback

For the casual audience tuning into Showtime on Sunday evenings, it’s not likely they’re searching for artful deconstructions of a nation in the midst of clandestine war, illegal surveillance, and retaliatory attacks on civilian populations. But for the award-winning Homeland, still laced with plenty of suspense, sex, and smut, this is precisely what is offered. Using character studies, thematic elements, […]

De carré rouge à arc-en-ciel: Pourquoi les étudiants doivent voter pour la CAQ

Quand j’ai vu mes compatriotes dans les rues de Montréal le printemps passé, il n’y avait jamais un doute que ces jeunes révolutionnaires jouaient un rôle pertinent. En pleine conscience, mes anciens collègues se battaient pour un avenir libre d’intimidation, d’incertitude et d’identité imposée par l’état. Quant à moi, si le boycott étudiant avait été […]

A Last Day in the Imperial City

Far removed from the sandy beaches and tropical wonders of Florida, I have explored and enjoyed the wonders of Vienna and the outlaying region for the past 12 days. While markedly shorter than my six month educational séjour in 2011, this trip was meant for a renewal of sorts—an opportunity to both reset my intellectual curiosity and embrace […]

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