Marco Adria is an author and expert on online communications, social media, and public involvement. His book, Technology and Nationalism, won the Lewis Mumford Award from the New York-based Media Ecology Association. He is a Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Alberta. In 2015-16 he was Visiting Professor of Communication, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.
First Wednesdays at McLuhan House in Edmonton - November
Join us at McLuhan House in Edmonton each first Wednesday of the month for a cultural and social happening. The next event is Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
"Understanding Animated Film," with McLuhan Literati will begin at 6 p.m. Join Marco Adria and Stuart MacKay, McLuhan House’s resident scholars, for insights on the history and social meaning of animated film. Marco and Stuart will illuminate the subject with their knowledge from Marshall’s published works, ancestry, and personal legend. A screening of Neighbors by director Norman McLaren will be featured. The evening will be a great opportunity to check out the TV Wall, a multimedia art installation revealing the zeitgeist of the McLuhan era at the height of his celebrity.
Stay on after 7 p.m. for New Media Seminar No. 12, for the presentation entitled, "Creating West Indian Diary." Edmonton professor Jenny Kelly and writer Patrick Darbasie will discuss their innovative community-based method of writing and producing. Their collaboration resulted in the staging of West Indian Diary, a play about Darbasie's own family's relocation from Trinidad and which enacts the stories of Caribbean immigrants to the Edmonton area in the 1960s and 70s, and the ways in which they established a community through a common love of cricket.
McLuhan House is at 11342 - 64 Street in Edmonton AB. It is open to the public and free to attend during this event. The house is not currently wheelchair accessible.