Bob Logan has a variety of experiences as an academic involved in research in complexity theory, information theory, biology, environmental science, linguistics, industrial design and media studies. He has been a physics professor at the University of Toronto since 1968 and now Professor Emeritus. He is currently the Chief Scientist of Strategic Innovation Lab at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Origins Institute, McMaster University and also at the Institute of Biocomplexity and Informatics, University of Calgary.
He published with and collaborated with Marshall McLuhan. He was also active in the business world as described below. He was active in politics from 1974 to date. Among his many activities he served as an advisor to PM Pierre Eliot Trudeau, policy chair of the Ontario wing of the federal Liberal Party and an advisor to various federal cabinet ministers. He is also an author or editor of 11 books listed below and many articles in refereed journals.
Prof. – Emeritis – Physics – Univ of Toronto
Chief Scientist – Strategic Innovation Lab – Ontario College of Art and Design
Senior Fellow – Origins Institute – McMaster University
Some Relevant Publications
What is Information? U of Toronto Press. Forthcoming
Understanding New Media: Extending Marshall McLuhan. Hampton Press. 2010.
The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind and Culture. U.of Toronto Press. 2007.
The Alphabet Effect. Hampton Press 2004. (1st edition 1986. New York: Wm. Morrow)
The Sixth Language: Learning a Living in the Internet Age. Blackburn Press 2004.
(1st edition 2000. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing; Mandarin Edition ISBN 986-7964-05-5).
Collaborate to Compete: Driving Profitability in the Knowledge Economy. with Louis W. Stokes. 2004. Wiley. (Mandarin Edition ISBN 7-5080-3669-7).
Areas of Interest
Media ecology, Information theory, Linguistics, Design, Physics