The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book – Review

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The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

Recently I was asked by someone what book I would bring with me if I was going to be stuck on an island for eternity. I thought about it for a long while before deciding on The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. I had toyed with the . . . → Read More: The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book – Review

Why do I need a teacher when I’ve got Google?

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In the process of writing a review of this book, I started selecting quotes and excerpts to showcase some of author Ian Gilbert’s ideas and wit. However, it soon became apparent that I had too many quotes to include, and it’d be easier to just do a collection of excerpts (teachers are . . . → Read More: Why do I need a teacher when I’ve got Google?

McLuhan in Space (and the Classroom)

The last book of McLuhan's to be published while he was still alive, co-authored with his son Eric McLuhan and Kathryn Hutchon.

While Richard Cavell argues in McLuhan in Space that McLuhan should be re-read as an artist, I contend that an equally plausible (and probably less original) suggestion is to re-read him as an educator. Thanks to Cavell, I have recently picked up one of McLuhan’s last books, City as Classroom: Understanding Language and Media, published . . . → Read More: McLuhan in Space (and the Classroom)

McLuhan In Space

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Every so often, a book comes to your attention that is so perfectly attuned to your interests that you have to wonder how it had escaped you for so long. Recently, I came across Richard Cavell’s McLuhan in Space, which is one such book for me.

Cavell’s highly academic portrayal of McLuhan is refreshingly new, . . . → Read More: McLuhan In Space

Re-Inventing The Library @VPL

The interior of St John's College, Cambridge's Old Library.

The interior of St John's College, Cambridge's Old Library.

When we think about education in an historical sense, what could be more important than the design, management, and purpose of libraries? We’ve long associated the image of rows upon rows of bookshelves surrounded by tables and desks, with education, learning, knowledge, and even wisdom. . . . → Read More: Re-Inventing The Library @VPL