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Social Media Success Story: From the Streets to the Stacks

May 28, 2011

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It may have escaped your notice, but probably not (especially if you’re in the field of social media, yourself) that the field of social media services has an oversupply of snake oil marketers and plain old incompetents, as well as just a plain old oversupply. In Vancouver over the past nine years I’ve been teaching […]

Courting Controversy in comic form!

May 14, 2011

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Noise to Signal Cartoon Intrepid social media cartooniste extraordinaire Rob Cottingham (seriously, that toothpaste guy isn’t in it) attended the Courting Controversy: Dancing with the Devil panel at the Northern Voice blogging conference, and what you see above is the result. Pretty spiffy note-taking if you axe me. The panel was moderated by Rebecca Coleman […]

You’re Welcome!

March 21, 2011

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When I was in the hospital recently (and for those of you coming to this soap opera late, I spent five months in and out of the hospital, a tale chronicled elsewhere) I missed blogging, sure; any writer misses writing. I couldn’t even type straight because of the morphine. But the thing I missed the […]

Kris Krug on the couch

February 3, 2011

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or is that “chesterfield,” given that it’s on the very Canadian Urban Rush program? In either case, here is our homeboy kk chatting about: killer iPhone photography teaching at Emily Carr highbrow art and lowbrow reactions the challenges of coaching a team in a game where the goalposts are in constant motion Northern Voice and […]

Retro Tech: Pinheadhole camera

October 29, 2010

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It’s called ThirdEye, it’s made out of a real human skull, and it takes pictures like this: Why not find your own human skull that’s not currently being used (try a Fox News aficionado) and make your own. Just the thing for taking pix at a Halloween bash.

With Glowing Hearts: the doc, the demo, the digerati!

August 31, 2010

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Can Twitter change the world? Can YouTube save a soul? Is there, ultimately, any real point to what we do online, or is it just (as the critics claim) a safe little sandbox where we play at building castles that are stomped flat and then forgotten? A new Canadian documentary aims to answer that question […]

“Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” Art Opening

May 30, 2010

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Got this in an email, although it’s also on Facebook. A photographic artist and a couple of hundred people she recruited are spreading powerful words through a unique and innovative art exhibit. Love is a Many Splendoured Thing will open in Vancouver’s downtown core this June with a message that aims to counter negativity, hatred […]

Brian Atene on personal, thespianal, and alcoholic marketing strategy

April 24, 2010

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You may be familiar with internet superstar Brian Atene from his impressive, even unforgettable debut in Hello Mister Kubrick, or perhaps our longtime fandom over on raincoaster.com, or maybe you’re familiar with The Greatest Motivational Video Ev-Ar! Here we present his musings on jobhunting, resume preparation, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Italian restaurants, personal presentation, satori, the […]

The Fashion Police

April 19, 2010

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This will not end well. Neatorama reports that thanks to a company called Ping, clothing has now become sentient. It contains sensors that discern what you’re doing based upon your body movements and automatically updates your Facebook profile accordingly:Technology is integrated into the mechanics of the garment. For example, a sensor is entegrated into the […]

Philosopher’s Art Cafe

March 31, 2010

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Image via Wikipedia Better start this with a Full Disclosure notice: Linda is a friend of mine. She’s also a seriously awesome catalyst for creativity, and her events are exactly as amazing as you have the courage to let them be. So I’m stoked for this: Philosophers Art Café Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University, Artists […]

Win a Date with raincoaster (or give the tickets to your worst enemy, whatever works)

March 25, 2010

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I’m cross-posting this from raincoaster, because who’s to stop me, eh? But DO note, because you are intelligent and perceptive, that the jokes you enter to win have to be put in the comments on the post at raincoaster.com, not here. Because you couldn’t if you tried, unless you were Matt or some other WordPress […]