Renowned anthropologist who specialized in visual media and tribal art at University of Toronto and San Fernando Valley State College. He hosted a eerie of shows on public television in Canada.
He began studying anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Frank G. Speck.
He hosted his own show, called Explorations, on CBC-TV, which offered his observations on modern media through a globally-informed lens.
He was married to photographer Adelaide de Menil until his death in 2011.
He co-taught a course about modern media with Canadian professor Marshall McLuhan.