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Robert K. Logan

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Professor Emeritus


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Brief CV

B.Sc., M.I.T. (1961); Ph.D., M.I.T. (1965).

Research  Associate, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1965-1967.
Research Associate, Department of Physics, University  of Toronto, 1967-1968.
Physics Professor (1968-2005), Department of Physics, University  of Toronto.

Professor Emeritus 2005-, Department of Physics, University of Toronto. 


Member of Terrence Deacon’s Research Team – UC Berkeley 2013-

Fellow University of St. Michael's College and Faculty Co-ordinator of the SMC Science Association, 2012-

Chief Scientist, Strategic Innovation Lab, Ontario College of Art and Design, 2005-.
Senior Fellow, Institute of Biocomplexity and Informatics, University of Calgary, 2005-
Senior Fellow, Origins Institute, McMaster University, 2007-.
Visiting  Professor, Institute of Communications, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Spring 1982.
Cross Appointed to OISE,  Dept. of Measurement, Evaluation and Computer Application and Dept. of Curriculum, 1984-2005.
Senior Fellow Faculty of Environment Studies, York University 1993-5.
Recipient of the Susan K. Langer Prize for outstanding scholarship in the Ecology of symbolic form.  This award was presented by the Media Ecology Association based on the book, The Sixth Language:  Learning a Living in the Internet Age.  June 2000.
Associate Editor of Journal EME which is the Journal of the Media Ecology Association – 2001-2003.
Member of Board of Media Ecology Association – 2001-2004.
Member of the Editorial Board of Explorations in Media Ecology — 2001-2006.
Member of the Editorial Board – New York State Communication Association – 2001-2002.
Nominated as one of the top 30 lecturers in Ontario by TVOntario 2005. 





Research Interests

This collection of articles and book chapter is only a small selection of my work. For a more complete collection of my papers and book chapters please visit http://utoronto.academia.edu/RobertKLogan or www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Logan5/publications
 
1) Linguistics: the origin and evolution of language

The Extended Mind Model for the origin of language, the human mind and culture has been in development since 1997. A number of  papers have been presented and published as well as the University of Toronto Press book The Extended Mind: The Origin of Language, the Human Mind and Culture. Click here for a paper summarizing this work that appeared in the  Proceedings of the 2004 Evolutionary Epistemology Conference.

This research has led to two philosophical papers, one co-authored with John Schumann, on the dualistic nature of the brain and the mind, one dealing with the symbolosphere  Symbolosphere and the other with the mediasphere mediasphere It has also led to a paper on the role that altruism played in the origin of language and culture: Altruism and to a paper The Emergence of Language as an Autocatalytic Set.

The evolution of  notated language has been developed in a number of articles and two books, The  Fifth Language and The Sixth Language (see publications). The  Sixth Language details the history of information processing work and  education and their impact on each other. Speech, writing, math, science,  computing and the Internet are shown to form an co-evolutionary chain of  languages. Click here for the first chapter of The Sixth Language.

An attempt has been made to understand the origin of artistic expression and its link to verbal language. Click Secondary Perception to access a preliminary article

2) Social impact and history of media

A study was made  of the impact of the alphabet on Western civilization and published in 1986  and reissued in 2004 in a second edition published by Hampton Press under the  title The Alphabet Effect. The book attempts to explain why abstract science began in the West and not China where so much  of the world’s technology originated. The book shows how the phonetic  alphabet, codified law, monotheism, abstract science and deductive logic  provided an environment for their mutual development. Click here for the  first chapter of The Alphabet Effect.

The Impact of  computing and the Internet on work and education were presented in The  Fifth Language and The Sixth Language.  Click here for the first  chapter of The Sixth Language.

A paper to appear in Exploration in Media Ecology deals with the biological roots of media ecology. Click here

Understanding New Media: Extending Marshall McLuhan, 2nd Edition published by Peter Lang in 2016. The book updates McLuhan's 1964 book Understanding Media: Extensions of Man. The book describes the impact of the "new media" including the Internet, the World Wide Web, blogs, cell phones, iPods and search engines on work, education, culture, and society. The impact of the "new media" on each of the media McLuhan studied in Understanding Media such as radio, TV and the movies are also described. Visitors are invited to read Chapter 1 and Chapter 5 and sent their comments to me by email at: logan(at)physics.utoronto.ca

A paper that appeared in Exploration in Media Ecology deals with the biological roots of media ecology. click here
To access  a second paper connecting media ecology and biology click The Medium is the Message is the Content

Two guest blogs appeared on the PBS Mediashift blog dealing with the Understanding New Media: Extending Marshall McLuhan project. The blog "The 14 Messages of New Media" can be accessed at http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2007/08/extending_mcluhanthe_14_messag.html and the blog "Converged Devices Doesn't Mean Fewer Devices" can be accessed at www.pbs.org/mediashift/2007/08/extending_mcluhanconverged_dev.html

The book McLuhan Misunderstood: Setting the Record Straight appeared in 2013 published by The Key Publishing House.

 

3) Science Education

Explorations of the way science can be taught to non-scientists based on my course the Poetry of Physics and the Physics of Poetry. The course ran from the early 1970s to 2015 but the manuscript is available here by clicking.

4) Use of computers in education

Work in this area can be found in The Fifth Language and The Sixth Language. Implications for education of the use of computers and the Internet are developed. The ways in which computers will change our educational goals and curriculum and their relationship to commerce and work are explored.

Despite the important role that computers play in science and engineering research their use in science education has been fairly limited. A study made for the Ontario Ministry of Education of elementary school science education resulted in the recommendation that pupils use the computer in much the way scientists do to organize and process data that they themselves have collected. Greater use of word processing, data bases and spreadsheets and less reliance on simulations and tutorials would achieve this objective.

A study with colleagues from OISE was conducted for the Ministry of Education which established the research parameters for the field of computer applications in education. These parameters eventually became the Ministry criteria by which applications for research funding were judged.

A two year study funded by SSHRC with colleagues from OISE was conducted in which the patterns of computer usage in six Ontario primary schools were determined.

5) Knowledge Management

The ways in which knowledge can be shared and collaborations established have been treated in a book co-authored with Louis Stokes entitled Collaborate to Compete. Click here for the first chapter of Collaborate to Compete.

6) Biocomplexity

As a seniour fellow at The Institute of Biocomplexity and  Informatics (IBI) at the University of Calgary I worked with its founding director Stuart Kauffman. 

Stuart Kauffman and I together with Robert Este, Randy Goebel, David Hobill and Ilya Smulevich have published a paper in Biology and Philosophy 23:27-45 entitled Propagating Organization: An Enquiry

I have extended the paper Propagating Organization: An Enquiry to discuss propagating organization of language and culture in a paper entitled: Propagating Extra-Somatic Organization in the Symbolosphere: An Enquiry

A second paper discusses propagating organization and neo-dualism: Propagating Organization, Neo-Duality and Material and Non-Material Emergence

Reflections on the above papers plus a reading of Katherine Hayles book How We Became Posthuman has led to a new paper entitled: The Relativity of Information and Its Relationship to Materiality, Meaning and Organization.

7) The Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD: Design and Emergence

As Chief Scientist at the Strategic Innovation Lab at the Ontario College of Art and Design I have co-authored with Greg Van Alstyne a paper on Design and Emergence

Greg Van Alstyne and I have been working on the notion of Design Ecology. The paper here is still a work in progress to which we invite comments and criticism: Design Ecology: Designing for Emergence and Innovation II

A second work in progress deals with the relationship of strategic innovation and design ecology.

At the Strategic Innovation Lab we are working on two interesting projects the sBook project and the Greening My Hotel project.
The focus of the sBook or SmartBook project is to design a new format for the book that combines the positive features of the codex book of ink on paper and the e-book. The following paper, a work in progress, describes the project. click here to get the paper

The focus of the Greening My Hotel project in partnership with Transition Plus Sustainability Solutions is to develop a program to assist hotels to become more sustainable by developing training modules for their staff as well as a catalogue of green products for the hotel industry. 

8) Information Theory

I have completed a manuscript that is in press that deals with the nature of information entitled What is Information? - Propagating Organization in the Biosphere, the Symbolosphere, the Technosphere and the Econosphere. It grew out of my work in biocomplexity (see Section 6.).

Here are some sample chapters. Comments would be appreciated.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

 

Major Publications

Publications – Editor of Special Issues of Journals (4)

• Robert K. Logan, Robert MacDougall and Peter Zhang (eds). 2013. Probing the Boundaries of Media Ecology. Explorations in Media Ecology 12.3

• Robert K. Logan (ed). 2015. Media Ecology as a Form of Systems Thinking. Systema: connecting matter, life, culture and technology 3:1

• Robert K. Logan, Robert MacDougall and Peter Zhang (eds). 2015. Probing the Boundaries of Media Ecology II. Explorations in Media Ecology 14.1-2

• Robert K. Logan (ed). 2016. The Philosophy of and the Philosophical Roots of Marshall McLuhan and the Media Ecology School. MDPI Philosophies 1.2

 

Publications – Books (16)

• Robert K. Logan with Marshall McLuhan. 2016. The Future of the Library: From Electric Media to Digital Media. New York: Peter Lang Publishing 

• Robert K. Logan. 2016. Understanding New Media: Extending Marshall McLuhan, 2nd Edition. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. (1st Edition 2010. New York: Peter Lang and Mandarin Translation of 1st Edition published in China ISBN 978-7-309-08953-0)

• Corey Anton, Robert K. Logan, & Lance Strate (eds). 2016. Taking Up McLuhan's Cause: Perspectives on Formal Causality and Media Ecology. London: Intellect. 

Domenico Pietropaolo & Robert K. Logan (eds). 2015. McLuhan: Social Media Between Faith and Culture (Language, Media & Education Studies). Ottawa: Legas Publishing.

• Robert K. Logan. 2013. McLuhan Misunderstood: Setting the Record Straight. Toronto: The Key Publishing House.

• Robert K. Logan. 2014. What is Information? - Propagating Organization in the Biosphere, the Symbolosphere, the Technosphere and the Econosphere

Toronto: DEMO Publishing. The translation by Adriana Braga into Portuguese (Que E Informacao?) has been published in 2012 in Rio de Janiero by Editora PUC-Rio.

• Robert K. Logan. 2010.  The Poetry of Physics. Singapore: World Scientific

• Robert K. Logan. 2007. The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind and Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

• Robert K. Logan.  2004a. The Alphabet Effect. Cresskill NJ: Hampton Press (1st edition 1986. New York: Wm. Morrow).

• Robert K. Logan. 2004b. The Sixth Language: Learning a Living in the Internet Age. Caldwell NJ:Blackburn Press (1st edition 2000. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing; Mandarin Edition ISBN 986-7964-05-5). 

• Robert K. Logan and Louis W. Stokes. 2004. Collaborate to Compete: Driving Profitability in the Knowledge Economy. Toronto and New York: Wiley (Mandarin Edition ISBN 7-5080-3669-7).

• Robert K. Logan. 1995. The Fifth Language: Learning a Living in the Computer Age. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing.

• Edmund Sullivan, Paul Olson and Robert K. Logan. 1986.  The Development of Policy and Research Projections for Computers in Education : A Comparative Ethnography. Ottawa, SSHRC.

• Robert K. Logan and Susan Padro. 1986. Research Questions on the Impact of Computers in the Classroom. Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Education.

• Robert K. Logan and Steven.D. Berkowitz (eds). 1978. Canada’s Third Option. Toronto: MacMillan Canada.

• Robert K. Logan (ed). 1977. The Way Ahead for Canada. Toronto: Lester and Orpen.

Books Unpublished:

• Robert K. Logan and Greg Van Alstyne  (with a Foreward by Peter Jones). Design Thinking, Strategic Foresight and Innovation Employing Biological Models of Emergence and Ecology. Toronto: DEMO Publishing  (forthcoming)

• Alex Kuskis and Robert K. Logan. Marshall McLuhan: On Education

Articles: Selected Major Publications in the Humanities and Social Science

• Robert K. Logan. 2016. “The Service and Disservice of Information Overload: Ways To Cope.” Chapter 15 In Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Mark Burgin (eds) The Future Information Society: Social and Technological Problems. Singapore: World Scientific.

• Robert K. Logan. 2016. “McLuhan’s Philosophy of Media Ecology: An Introduction.” MDPI Philosophies 2016, 1(2), 133-140; doi:10.3390/philosophies1020133

• Zeynep Merve Iseri and Robert K. Logan. 2016. “Laws of Media, Their Environments and Their Users: The Flip of the Artifact, Its Ground and Its Users.” MDPI Philosophies 2016, 1(2), 153-161; doi:10.3390/philosophies1020153 

• Emma Findlay-White and Robert K. Logan. 2016. “Acoustic Space, Marshall McLuhan and Links to Medieval Philosophers and Beyond: Center Everywhere and Margin Nowhere.”MDPI Philosophies 2016, 1(2), 162-169; doi:10.3390/philosophies1020162

 • Michael Lawo, Robert K. Logan, and Edna Pasher. 2016. “Wearablecomputing: A media ecology approach and the context challenge.” In Nava Shaked and UteWinter (eds) Design of Multimodal Mobile Interfaces. Berlin:De Gruyter

• Braga, Adriana and Robert K. Logan. 2016."Communication, Information and Pragmatics," In  Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. Hershey PA: IGI Global.

• Dov Faust, Edna Pasher, Robert K. Logan & Hadas Raz. 2016. Media Ecology Aspects of Homecare Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology (A&RT)

• Robert K. Logan. 2016. McLuhan and Causality: Technological Determinism, Formal Cause and Emergence. In Corey Anton, Robert K. Logan, & Lance Strate (eds). Taking Up McLuhan's Cause: Perspectives on Formal Causality and Media Ecology. London: Intellect.

• Robert K. Logan. 2015. General Systems Theory and Media Ecology: Parallel Disciplines that Animate Each Other EME 14:1-2.

• Robert K. Logan. Review of Marshall McLuhan and Northrup Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy, B. W. Powe (2014). Explorations Media Ecology 14 (3&4).

• Robert K. Logan. 2015. Celular de Guerrilla: usos subersivos de la tecnología móvil en Brasil. Chasqui: Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación, N.129.

• Robert K. Logan. 2015. Extending Deacon’s Notion of Teleodynamics to Culture, Language, Organization, Science, Economics and Technology (CLOSET). MDPI Information 2015, 6, 669-678 (Conference Proceedings of the IS4IS meeting in Vienna, June 2015).

• Robert K. Logan. 2015. The Teleodynamics of Culture, Language, Organization, Science, Economics and Technology (CLOSET) Systema: 3 (1), 4-30.

• Robert K. Logan. 2015. The Teleodynamics of Culture, Language, Organization, Science, Economics and Technology Part 2 Evolution (CLOSET) Systema: 3 (1), 31-36.

• Robert K. Logan. 2015. Feedforward, I. A. Richards, Cybernetics and Marshall McLuhan. Systema: 3 (1), 177-85.

• Robert K. Logan. 2014. The Terrance Deacon's Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter. The Teleodynamics of Culture, Language, Organization, Science, Economics and Technology (CLOSET). Part I: A Review and Précis of Incomplete Nature. ETC: A Review of General Semantics 71, 4.

Robert K. Logan. 2014. Que es un libro? Pasado, presente y futuro! De la tabla de arcilla al Smartbook. In Mario Carlon and Carlos A. Scolari (eds) El Fin: De Los Medios Masivos. Buenos Aires: La Crujia Ediciones

Robert K. Logan. 2014. Did McLuhan’s Deeply Held Roman Catholic Convictions Bias His Scholarship? Second Nature Online Journal. March 31, 2014. http://secondnaturejournal.com/did-mcluhans-deeply-held-roman-catholic-convictions-bias-his-scholarship/

Braga, Adriana and Robert K. Logan. 2014. La Influencia De Sigmund Freud en El Pensamiento De Marshal McLuhan. Razón y Palabra 18, 86.

Robert K. Logan. 2013. Ulanowicz’s Process Ecology, McLuhan’s Media Ecology and Kauffman-Logan’s Notion of Biotic Information OJPP (Open Journal of Philosophy) Vol.3 No.3, August 2013.

Robert K. Logan. 2013. MCLUHAN, ENERGY EXPLOITATION AND THE OVEREXTENSIONS OF MAN. Razon y Palabra http://www.razonypalabra.org.mx/N/N84/V84/01_Logan_V84.pdf

Braga, Adriana and Robert K. Logan. 2013. Mind and Media: Exploring the Freud-McLuhan connection. Explorations in Media Ecology 12.3&4

Robert K. Logan. 2013. Media ecology, the Biology of Stuart Kauffman and Terrence Deacon’s Incomplete Nature: Much ado about nothing. EME 12.3&4.

Robert K. Logan, Robert C. MacDougal & Peter Zhang. 2013. Preface: Probing the boundaries of Media Ecology. EME 12.3&4.

Robert K. Logan. 2013. McLuhan Extended and the Extended Mind Thesis (EMT). Avant IV, #2. https://www.academia.edu/5430828/McLuhan_Extended_and_the_Extended_Mind_Thesis_EMT_

Robert K. Logan. 2013. Marshall McLuhan’ Lessons for Design and Architecture Practitioners. Belas Artes Magazine- ARTE 21 (July)

Robert K. Logan. 2013. Ulanowicz’s Process Ecology, Duality and Emergent Deism. Open Journal of Philosophy 2013. Vol.3, No.3, 422-428; Published Online August 2013 in SciRes (http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojpp).

Braga, Adriana and Robert K. Logan. 2013. Mobile Guerrilla: Subversive Uses of Cell Phones in Brazil. Chapter In Hakikur Rahman and Rui Dinis (eds) Information Systems and Technology for Organizational Agility, Intelligence and Resilience. Hershey PA: IGI Global

Robert K. Logan. 2013. Understanding Energy Exploitation Media: The Overextensions of Man. E-Compos (forthcoming)

Robert K. Logan. 2013. The Teleodynamics of Language, Culture, Technology and Science (LCT&S). Information 2013, 4(1), 94-116; doi:10.3390/info4010094

Kuskis, Alexander and Robert K. Logan. 2012. A Historical View of Education from the Perspective of Marshall McLuhan and Media Ecology. International Journal of McLuhan Studies 2.

Robert K. Logan. 2012. Why is McLuhan Misunderstood. Revista da ALAIC – n. 14 – Dossiê 100 ANOS DE MCLUHAN, 38-49

Robert K. Logan. 2012. A Review of Douglas Rushkoff’s Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. EME 11 (3-4); DOI: 10.1386/eme.11.3-4.351_5

Robert K. Logan. 2012. Review and Précis of Deacon’s Incomplete Nature: How Mind

Emerged from Matter. Information 2012, 6, 1-x; doi:10.3390/inf30x000x

Robert K. Logan. 2012. “What Is Information?: Why Is It Relativistic and What Is Its Relationship to Materiality, Meaning and Organization.” MDPI Information 2012, 3, 1-x; doi:10.3390/inf30x000x

Robert K. Logan. 2012. Review of The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought and Civilization by Michael Corballis. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 33 (3): 319-21.

Mogens Olesen and Robert K. Logan. 2012. E-learning: a new environment for engagement - an Extended Mind approach. Intl Journ of McLuhan Studies 2, 117-30

Robert K. Logan. 2011. McLuhan Misunderstood: Setting the Record Straight. International Journal of McLuhan Studies 1: 27-47.

Robert K. Logan. 2011. A Origem, Evolução e Limites da Antevisão, Planejamento e Design, o Ecossitema do Design, e a Exploração do Adjacente Possível translated from the English version The Origin, Evolution and Limits of Foresight, Planning and Design,the Design Ecosystem, and the Exploration of the Adjacent Possible translated by Daniel Morais Paschoalin. V!RUS Journal 6 (Decemeber 2011).

Robert K. Logan. 2011. Figure/Ground: Cracking the McLuhan Code. E-compós, Brasília, v.14, n.3, pp. 1-13, (Deember 2011).

Robert K. Logan. and Duncan McEwan. 2011. The Emerging of New Business Culture:  Key Issues Pertaining to Open Economy and Marketing. The International Journal of China Marketing 1 (1).

Robert K. Logan. 2010. Mind and Language Architecture. The Open Neuroimaging Journal 4: 81-92.

Robert K. Logan. 2010. Altruism and the origin of language and culture. In Corey Anton (ed) Valuation and Media Ecology: Ethics, Morals, and Laws. New York: Hampton Press. 

Robert K. Logan. 2010. Digitally Augmented Books: The sBook Platform for Books That Are Smart, Readable, Searchable, Networked, Updatable, and Promote Active Reading. Explorations Media Ecology 9 (3). 

Robert K. Logan. 2010. The biological foundation of media ecology. Explorations

Media Ecology 9 (3). 

Robert K. Logan. 2010. The emergence of language as an autocatalytic set of the elements or mechanisms that make speech possible: An enquiry. Explorations Media Ecology  9 (3).

Robert K. Logan. and Carlos Scolari. 2010. mCommunication: the Emergence of

Mobile Communication within the Media Ecosystem. Explorations

Media Ecology 9 (3).

 

• Robert K. Logan. 2009. The Convergence of the Codex Book and the e-Book

2009 NEM Summit: Towards Future Media Internet Conference Proceedings, pp.

• Robert K. Logan. 2009. Human Futures, Internet Futures, Strategic Foresight, Envisioning and the NEM Initiative. 2009 NEM Summit: Towards Future Media Internet Conference Proceedings, pp. 

Robert K. Logan. 2009. The Extended Mind and The Emergence of Language and Culture. International Journal on Humanistic Ideology 2 (1), pp 105-28. 

Robert K. Logan. 2009. The convergence of the codex book and the e-book. tripleC: Cognition, Communication and Cooperation 7(1): 89-93 

Robert K. Logan. 2008. The Medium is the Message is the Content Meaning, Media, Communication and Information in Biosemiosis and Human Symbolic Communication. Explorations Media Ecology 7 (3). 

Tracy, Christine M. and Robert K. Logan. 2008. “A Biological Approach to the Rhetoric of Emergent Media.” 2008 Conference Proceedings of the Media Ecology Association.

Available at http://www.media-ecology.org/publications/MEA_proceedings/.

Kauffman, Stuart, Robert K. Logan, Robert Este, Randy Goebel, David Hobill and Ilya Smulevich. 2007. Propagating Organization: An Inquiry. Biology and Philosophy 23: 27-45. 

Robert K. Logan.2007. The biological foundation of media ecology. Explorations

Media Ecology 6: 19-34.

Robert K. Logan. 2007. The origin and evolution of language and the propagation of organization. TripleC: Cognition, Communication and Cooperation 5(2): 75-81. 

Robert K. Logan. 2007. Biosemiosis, Propagating Organization, and the Origin and Evolution of Language. In Guenther Witzany (ed) Proceedings of the Gathering in Biosemiotics 6 (Biosemiotics in Transdisciplinary Contexts), pp. 213-20. 

Van Alstyne, Greg and Robert K. Logan. 2007. Designing for Emergence and Innovation: Redesigning Design. Artifact 1: 120-29. 

Robert K. Logan. 2006.   Neo-dualism and the bifurcation of the symbolosphere into the mediasphere and the human mind. Semiotica 160: 229-42.

Robert K. Logan. 2006.   The extended mind model of the origin of language and culture. In Nathalie Gontier. Jean Paul Van Bendegem and Diederik Aerts (eds). EvolutionaryEpistemology, Language and Culture, pp. 149-168.

 Robert K. Logan.  2005. Making Sense of the visual – Is google the seventh language? Semiotica 157 (1/4): 345-352.

Robert K. Logan.  2005. The origin and evolution of language and the transformation of meaning, identity and relationships in CMC. In Adriana Braga (ed) CMC, Identidades E Genero: Teoria e Metodo., 235-62.

Robert K. Logan. and John Schumann. 2005. The symbolosphere, conceptualization, language and neo-dualism. Semiotica 155 (1), pp. 201-14.

Robert K. Logan.  2004. The origin of language and the co-evolution of literacy and conceptualization. Chapter in: Light Onwords/Light Onwards. Toronto: Coach House Press. 

Robert K. Logan. 2004. The emergence of language and culture out of the complexity of hominid existence. InterJournal Complex Systems 737.

Robert K. Logan.  2003. Science as a Language: The non-probativity theorem and the complementarity of Complexity and Predictability. In Daniel McArthur & Cory Mulvihil (eds) Humanity and the Cosmos, pp 63-73. 

Robert K. Logan.  2003. The Extended Mind: Understanding language and thought in terms of complexity and chaos theory. In Daniel McArthur & Cory Mulvihil (eds) Humanity and the Cosmos, pp 273-88.

Robert K. Logan.  2002. The five ages of communication. Explorations Media Ecology 1:13-20.

Robert K. Logan.  2002. Wissensmanagement Erfordert einen neuen Lernstil. In Matthias Bellmann, Helmut Krcmar, Tom Sommerlatte (eds) Praxishandbuch Wissensmanagement, 761-78.

Robert K. Logan.  2002. Sustainability, Knowledge Management and the Internet. In David Bell (ed) Introduction to Sustainable Development. UNESCO  Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems.

Robert K. Logan.  2000. The extended mind: understanding language and thought in terms of complexity and chaos theory. In Lance Strate (ed), 2000 Communication and Speech Annual Vol. 14. New York: The New York State Communication Association. 

 Robert K. Logan.  2000. Science as a Language, Non-probativity Theorem, and the Complimentary of Complexity and Predictability. Proceedings of Humanity and the Cosmos Symposium, Brock University.

Robert K. Logan.  1999. The social, economic, and educational impacts of notational systems. Semiotica 125-1/3: 15-20.

David J. V. Bell, Robert K. Logan. 1997. Communication and community: promoting world citizenship through electronic communications. In Joseph Rotblatt (ed) World Citizenship.

R. Baranoff, M. Logan, R. Logan, P. Michalak, P. Ryan. 1997. The Strategic Uses of the Internet as a Business Tool. Hartford: LIMRA International.

Robert K. Logan.  1997. The Extended Mind: Understanding Language and Thought in Terms of Complexity and Chaos Theory. Presented at the 7th Annual Conference of The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences at Marquette U., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Aug. 1, 1997.

 http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Logan/Extended/Extended.html

Robert K. Logan. and Al Waxman. 1996. An Electronic Monument to Marshalll McLuhan: 
Recapturing Canadian Identity. McLuhan Studies #3.

Robert K. Logan.  1995. Sustainability, knowledge tools and the ethos of the Internet. In Ken Burckhardt (ed) Proceedings : interdisciplinary conference : knowledge tools for a sustainable civilization : Fourth Canadian Conference on Foundations and Applications of General Science Theory : Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 8-10, 1995. 

Robert K. Logan.  1994. Coach house at the margin (Robert K. Logan). In Barrington Nevitt and Maurice McLuhan (eds) Who Was Marshall McLuhan?, pp. 38-40.

Robert K. Logan.  1991. The axiomatics of Innis and McLuhan. McLuhan Studies 1: 75-102.

Robert K. Logan.  and S. Padro. 1985. The Impact of Computers in the Classroom. Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Education.

 Logan, Robert, S. Padro, L. Miller, R. Ragsdale, E. Sullivan, J. Brine, E.M. Johnston, B. McKelvey, and H. Wideman. 1983. Research Questions on the Impact of Computers in

Czernis, L., and R.K. Logan. 1982. Telidon as Pure Advertising - Implications for Attention Span. Paper presented at Social Impact of Telidon and Other Electronic Technology Workshop, 1-2 March, at Univ. of Toronto, and sponsored by Dept. of Communication, Ottawa, and the Culture and Tech. Seminar, Univ. of Toronto.Ont. Min. of Education. Ed. and Tech. Ser. ONO 4268.

Robert K. Logan. and Norman W. White. 1981. Energy and health. In Norman W. White (ed) The Health Conundrum. Toronto: TV Ontario, 113-22.

Robert K. Logan. and Norman W. White. 1981. Environment unusual and unforseen. In Norman W. White (ed) The Health Conundrum. Toronto: TV Ontario, 195-205. 

Robert K. Logan.  1981. Pollution Overview-The Enemy is Us", Canada & World 46.

Robert K. Logan.  1981. Canada at the High-Tech Crossroads", Canada & World 4

Robert K. Logan.  1981. Innovation by Design. Policy Options 2 (5) 61-64.

Robert K. Logan.  1980. The Future Isn't What It Used to Be. Canada and the World. 

Robert K. Logan.  1979. The Mystery of the Discovery of Zero. Etcetera 36: 16-28.

Marshall McLuhan and Robert K. Logan.  1979. The double bind of communication and the world problematique.  Human Futures (Summer 1979): 1-3.

Robert K. Logan.  1978. Towards a Long Term Science Policy. Canadian Research 11: 34. 

Robert K. Logan.  1978. A Long List of Discoveries. Canada and the World.

Robert K. Logan.  1978. Federation with a Difference. Canada & World 44: 22.

Robert K. Logan. and Gale Moore (eds). 1978. French English Relations: A Sense of Canada, kit #1. Toronto: NCCUD.

McLuhan, Marshall & Robert K. Logan. 1977. Alphabet, mother of invention. Etcetera 34: 373-83.

Steele, Robert and Robert Logan. 1964. “Report on a Study of Light Variables Measured as a Function of Time in the Cinema”. The Journal of the Society of Cinematologists. Vol. 4/5, (1964/1965), pp. 37-54 

Robert K. Logan. and Burleigh T. Wilkins. 1962. The science of absolute presuppositions. Bucknell Review X(3): 175-85.

Refereed Publications in Physics


There are 35 articles published in refereed physics journals spanning the years 1965 to 1982. For the sake of brevity only the first and the last papers are reported:

Logan, Robert K. "Single Regge pole Analysis of π- p cex Scattering", Phys. Rev. Lett. 14 pp. 414-416 (1965).
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Logan Robert K., S. Kogitz and M. Bates, "Statistical Bootstrap Duality", Phys. Rev. vol. D25, 2441-4 November 9, (1982).