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Storytelling: Antique vs Modern

April 27, 2010

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Yep, there you have it: the decline and fall, summed up in two images. It’s a meme we’ve visited before. And I believe it was Fran Lebowitz, who said everything interesting which neither Shaw nor Wilde said, who said, “Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.” […]

Quiz: which email function are you?

April 23, 2010

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Another spooky-accurate Blogthings quiz. (okay, okay, busted: I’m too busy to write a REAL post, okay? Now shut up and take the quiz!!!) You Are Send You are confident, assertive, and a real go-getter. You like to take action. You know that things won’t get done unless you do them, and you’re always willing to […]

A Peek Inside the iPad

April 5, 2010

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I’m not sure this photo is officially Steve Jobs Approved, so check it out while you still can, before his fearsome army of musclemen lay the smackdown on WordPress and I have to take it down. Click on to see the very first, exclusive photo of the internal workings of the iPad.

Masters of Digital Media Open House Wednesday

March 20, 2010

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Got this in an email (ah, how I love being on mailling lists; when I’m not screaming about how many emails I get on a daily basis, I’m scraping them for announcements): Spaces are filling up quickly for our March 24th Masters of Digital Media (MDM) Program Open House.  Don’t miss your last chance to […]

Man Offline: could you endure?

March 19, 2010

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Don’t try to tell me this hasn’t happened to you. If you’ve got a blog, a Facebook profile, and more than one email address, I have some bad news for you: THIS IS YOUR MIND ON INTERNET WITHDRAWL DCLugi aka Dave Coyne brings another short masterpiece to the Extremely Small Screen. Here, one poor sap […]

The evolution of multimedia

February 25, 2010

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Yeah, and another thing…remember when they used to tell you that someday computers would be as easy to use as telephones? Well, it’s true. It’s happened. Because telephones are now as bloody complicated as computers.

^..^ The Smiley Intervention (‘,,,’)

February 17, 2010

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From kittehs to Cthulhu, smileys are the slowly taking over the communication wavelength that used to be occupied by a tight grimace and a little wave of the hand, used to indicate everything from “Hi, I’m here and I wish to be mistaken for a virginal Japanese teenager” to “I’m sorry I ran you over […]

Banff New Media Institute upcoming programs

February 5, 2010

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And the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition, which I find out about precisely one day too late to go to the launch of. And don’t tell me about dangling my participles! Where I come from, it’s a competitive sport! Banff New Media Institute Multimedia Web Magazine Launch and Upcoming Programs The Banff New Media Institute launches […]

Revitalizing a Media Reform Movement in Canada by OpenMedia

January 26, 2010

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OpenMedia, a cross between an activist group, a think tank, and a startup, have released the results of their study of the potential for a broad-based media revolution in Canada. It’s available as a PDF download or a Scribd document (also below) and they have a related online survey that you can fill out to […]

Twitter Tips course December 5th

November 17, 2009

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Twitter in 120 Minutes A hands-on seminar designed for beginning Twitter users who want to learn effective ways to manage their accounts and stay efficient. What:  a two-hour introduction to Twitter and TweetDeck, When: 12-2pm, Saturday, December 5th Where: Tradeworks Training Society, 2nd floor, 87 West Pender Street, Vancouver at the corner of Columbia and Pender […]

Tech Strikes Back

October 2, 2009

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Sometimes you’re the Operator, sometimes you’re the Operand.