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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 […]

Free by Chris Anderson, FREE!

July 8, 2009

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It doesn’t get much simpler than that; you can now read the almost-certainly-about-to-be-a-best-seller book Free, the Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson, the author of old-skool social media gospel Long Tail, right here online. I mean yeah, you could click away to Amazon and buy it there and spend anxious weeks waiting to […]

Shebeen Club June 15 Independent Publishing: Fab or Folly?

June 1, 2009

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Since from day to day it looks like I will/won’t be in town for the Shebeen Club meeting on June the 15th, I’ve asked Ian Alexander Martin to take over in my stead. Naturally, should I be in town on the evening in question, I’ll expect him to give up the scepter of leadership but […]

DOC workshop: funding your first documentary

March 27, 2009

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From a press release from DOCBC: This coming Tuesday at SFU downtown. Carts of Darkness is amazing, if you haven’t already seen it.

Tax Tips for Artists Workshop

March 19, 2009

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From the Alliance for Arts and Culture: Tax Relief: Making Tax Preparation Painless Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:00 -4:00pm Alliance for Arts & Culture Boardroom Suite 100 – 938 Howe Street BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! This workshop will be ideal for self-employed artists and craftspeople that have little or no experience preparing taxes. If you […]

measuring the true cost of your choices

August 20, 2007

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Your life is a strange and complex web defined by the tension between choices made and choices forgone. On internetducttape, engtech has a good post about weighing the cost of your life choices and making informed decisions, including the decision to incorporate deliberately “unproductive” time in your day-to-day routine. Remember, inspiration and insight cannot strike […]

life advice from dead people: F. Scott Fitzgerald

August 1, 2007

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Hey, some of them were pretty smart, for dead people. Take F.Scott Fitzgerald here: he wrote what many consider to be the Great American Novel (everyone who doesn’t consider it to be Huck Finn, that is). And he also wrote these very wise little precepts for his daughter, which I borrowed from One Little Detail’s […]