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Goodbye, Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011

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Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Say hello to George Harrison for me. The collective outpouring of grief about Steve Jobs says it all: a man who found the link between our tech and our hearts. — AlexandraSamuel.com (@awsamuel) October 5, 2011 He gave us more than just personal computers. He gave us wings. Apple’s statement: If you […]

Lorraine Murphy of raincoaster media interviewed on the Bunker Project

February 18, 2011

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Long, long ago in the mists of time, by which I mean a couple of months ago, I was interviewed by the charming and decorative Bob Garlick and Andrew McGivern of the Bunker Project Podcast, a little podcast that’s gone bigtime, becoming #1 on iTunes in Canada in its category. Somehow they got it into […]

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 […]

Where Did Community Go?

March 30, 2010

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Uh, Foursquare? I got on the bus once and as I was putting my fare in the box the driver looked me in the eye and asked, “What’s your next-door neighbor’s name?” Well, I didn’t know what that was about, but I’ve been raised properly and part of my training included answering the questions of […]

Illuminares Lantern Festival Returns

July 21, 2009

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Ah, the complications of nonprofittery: last year, for reasons on which I’m unclear (but which many, MANY people on both sides are happy to discuss, at great length, the first chance and every chance they get) Public Dreams Society did not get the support of the City and whatever other agencies/organizations they were looking to […]

Bowen Island Poetry Salon with Allan Briesmaster and Clara Blackwood

June 8, 2009

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Stole this from Facebook. If you haven’t Friended me there, please do; Faceplant killed my “raincoaster” account and now most of my friends don’t recognize me when I Friend Request them, dammit! POETRY READING/SALON with visiting poets Allan Briesmaster and Clara Blackwood Please join us for a lovely evening of stellar verse with father and […]

quiz: what’s your mission

April 6, 2009

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Okay, it’s a hokey internet quiz. But is it better to have five minutes of boredom and nothing, or five minutes of boredom and some uplifting blog fodder? You Are the Artist You are unique and inspired. You aren’t happy unless you are making art of some sort. Almost anything can be a catalyst for […]

Anne Michaels in Vancouver April 3

March 12, 2009

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reposted from the Shebeen Club: Friday April 3rd, 7:30 pm St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church 1022 Nelson Street (at Burrard) From the Vancouver International Writers Festival also on Facebook. Fugitive Pieces catapulted novelist Anne Michaels into the forefront of literary superstars.┬áIt won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than 20 […]

Techforms: Contribute, Communicate, Connect!

March 5, 2009

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EXPERIENCE Starting at 9PM PST on the night of March 6, 2009, the Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver will be connected live to SAT in Montreal via fibre optic cable and mobile camera operators streaming live footage to in-house projection screens at both locations. With VJs mixing new and archival footage, the two cities […]

Jack London on inspiration

February 8, 2008

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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London, Author passed along from Raj

If Things Look Down, Look Up

December 3, 2007

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This is a marvelously inspirational column by Thomas Hoving, heartlessly stolen from the December, 1985 issue of the now-defunct and oft-lamented Connoiseur magazine. Early this fall, I had one of those “Chicken Little” kinds of days. Not only the sky but the whole world seemed to be collapsing. Riots, bombings, apartheid, earthquakes, and plane crashes […]