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BIL UnConference Vancouver: Video!

March 20, 2014

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Featuring Amanda Palmer and BIL UnConference founder Michael Cummings, onstage at the Vogue last night! Hopefully the video will work. I hate Facebook video, but what can you do? What can you do? Register, volunteer, and participate in BIL this weekend. As an Unconference, it is what we make it. I for one plan to […]

The Best Corporate Blog Post You’ll Read This Year (PS: Bitcoin)

March 11, 2014

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It’s not every day the CEO of a publicly-traded currency comes out against Wall Street and the US dollar, but it is today. This is absolutely the best and most interesting corporate blog post you’ll read this year, and that comes from someone who WRITES them. Thanks to Patrick Byrne, CEO of my beloved Overstock.com, […]

The Eternal Now

September 16, 2013

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Forget the Eternal September; thanks to Twitter, the modern news cycle is on the Eternal Now, and here is the most intelligent thing I’ve read about that. From the comments section on Gawker. Of all places. doxasticTom Scocca 10 Here’s the more sobering possibility—this is basically what NOW, as a shared now experienced by a […]

Internet Uncut: Cameron Bode of Occupy Vancouver

November 25, 2011

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If you had to design an environment that would make livestreaming difficult, would it not feature these traits: impermanent mobile intermittent access to power zero access to ambient wifi random, donated equipment only outdoors in freezing rain during an extreme wind warning in winter Thought so. Welcome to Occupy Vancouver, and the second in our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Philosopher’s Cafe Monday

May 25, 2009

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Wonderful Friends: Good evening.  I hope you are well.  This is just a reminder for the Philosophers’ Café tomorrow evening May 25th at Café Kathmandu (2779 Commercial Drive, Vancouver) at 7:30 pm. Our topic is: Is faith an absolute indicator of morality? Reflections on religion, magic, science, and morals. Your gracious and sagacious presence would […]

Philosopher’s Cafe: Imperialism Makeover Night!

April 26, 2009

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From email: Wonderful Friends: Good evening.  I hope you are well.  This is just a reminder for the Philosophers’ Café Monday evening April 27th at Café Kathmandu (2779 Commercial Drive, Vancouver) at 7:30 pm. Our topic is: Could a gentler, sexier Emperor render Imperialism cool and sexy?  Could “weapons of mass destruction” be converted into […]

Mental Health Camp April 25th

April 12, 2009

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Mental Health Camp is an Unconference around the interaction between social media and mental illness, focused on using digital tools for healing, support, and community. It’s being organized by Raul Pacheco and Isabella Mori and will be presented at the Workspace in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, April 25th. This is the first year it’s taking […]