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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.

Poverty Olympics Torchbearers Wanted

January 31, 2010

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The Poverty Olympics are an annual event in Vancouver that leverages the media and public attention paid to the Olympics to draw attention to the ongoing, systemic problems of the inner city environment of the Downtown Eastside. The picture of Vancouver that outsiders have is often skewed, and the Poverty Olympics organizers seek to generate […]

Homelessness is OVER!

November 26, 2009

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Wow, congratulations, Vancouver! This is an amazing accomplishment and Mayor Gregor, City Hall, NGO’s, and government officials should be incredibly proud of themselves. I can’t even imagine how fantastic it must feel to know, unequivocally, that you’ve changed the world for the better, perhaps even saved lives. From the official Homelessness is Over press release, […]

Coworking is Copacetic

October 1, 2009

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You may have read the sad tale of the demise of Workspace, the devastatingly gorgeous, open-plan coworking space which effectively functioned as the clubhouse of the Gastown tech community (well, that and the Irish Heather). And as we all know, the Network Hub is full (although Raul says if you’re serious, contact him directly) and […]

Free Costs

September 30, 2009

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This started with a much-better-than-I-could-have-put-it post over at Hummingbird604’s blog on charging actual, real money for social media work. I have volunteered my time for the Vancouver social media/tech community to extreme lengths. I am not self-absorbed or self-congratulatory in saying this, I am just being truthful. I have liveblogged numerous events for free. I […]

The Value of Unpaid Work: film at the VPL

September 2, 2009

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From the Searchgrads email list: Who’s Counting? Sex, Lies and Global Economics film and panel discussion featuring Marilyn Waring, Ellen Woodsworth, and Cynthia Oka Monday, September 14th, 7-9pm Vancouver Public Library, Central branch and The Value of Ecovillages Monday, October 5th Vancouver Public Library, Central branch There is no cost to attend either presentation. For […]

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 […]