Robert K. Logan

Robert K. Logan (University of Toronto – sLab/OCAD)

Originally trained as a Physicist, Robert K. Logan is a well-known media ecologist. He received a BS and PhD from MIT in 1961 and 1965. After two post-doctoral appointments at University of Illinois (1965-7) and University of Toronto (1967-8) he became a physics professor in 1968 at the University of Toronto (professor emeritus since 2005). Best known works are The Alphabet Effect based on a paper co-authored with McLuhan, “The Sixth Language: Learning a Living in the Internet Age” and “The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind and Culture”. Robert Logan is now the Chief Scientist of the Strategic Innovation Lab at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD, Toronto).


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