February 1, 2011

What we leave behind is our digital footprint… - Comments (2)

Lost In Translation

Our future is being documented by us in our present. Each and everyone of us who has a digital camera, a cellphone, a computer or even a camera phone has the task of creating our living digital history in real time. Our digital landscape has changed drastically from the meaningless dribble that once was in a stream of collective consciousness that is being contributed to by all of us. Collectively everything that we capture is part of our digital footprint that will exist as a living breathing legacy of ourselves online.

November 3, 2010

Tweetups, Twittersphere, Tweeps, Twitworking, Twestivals & Twitter Comments Off

These are some notes and homework to serve as a guide for my New Media and Web Development at BCIT – Class 2. :)

Coincidence? Hmmm....Before we embark on this adventure I’d like to warn you about a couple of things.

First, the land of Twitter otherwise annoyingly referred to by TwitterHeads as the Twitterverse or Twittersphere… is awash with used car salesman, get rich quick dudes, snake oil peddlers, hacks, loudmouths & know-it-alls. Don’t let it turn you off. Don’t think that’s an ok way to act online. This however shouldn’t be any reason to not engage in the medium but instead probably some sort of proof point that there is in fact something new and special happening here.

Second, I want you to know that Twitter isn’t just people talking about mundane things. People all over the world are right this second sharing knowledge, ideas, stories, intimate details, connections, and emotions – to audiences known and unknown. Not just miscellania but real intimate discourse. By participating in some little corner of the Net, you are contributing to the organic growth of something much larger – a collective consciousness of info, art and emotion — and by doing this we are contributing to the overall health of the public domain and our culture.

October 28, 2010

New Media and Web Development Class 001 – BCIT Comments Off

Notes for my first lecture at British Columbia Institute of technology…

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August 7, 2010

ReMixology — Thirst-Quenching Fresh Media Innovation! - Comments (1)

We’re starting a monthly series of Fresh Media socials starting August 18th. These events will be an exciting gathering point for Vancouver’s leading media innovators. We’re limiting our first event to 50 people (300+ attended our fall festival). Register here: http://remixology.eventbrite.com

Who? Featuring Kris Krug, acclaimed photographer – TEDxOilSpill and National Geographic

July 13, 2010

Top 20 Vancouver Twitter Peeps Based on Klout Score - Comments (26)

BarCamp Vancouver - Wall-O-Love

Someone turned me onto a new tool called Klout that more or less manages your reach and influence on Twitter. They’ve got a fancy methodology for doing so… it’s very detailed. I only understand the basics and realize that these kinda things can be hard to measure and that a tool that ranked people based on their kindness or touchiness or hawt sexy awesomeness would be a lot more interesting… nonetheless I’ve tinkered with the Klout tool a bit and generated this list of Top 20 Vancouver Twitter Peeps Based on Their Klout Score.

March 18, 2010

What do you do when someone lets you evaluate a product, & wants you to write about, & the product sucks, & the person is your friend? - Comments (4)

Having a blast here at SXSW with the awesome kids from Social Media Club. We’re staying at a palatial mansion on Lake Austin lovingly known as the Social Media Clubhouse. Lots of friends have been by and we’ve been having a blast both layin low out here by the lake and takin the Social Media Clubhouse bus into town for the myriad concerts and parties takin place all over Austin.

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October 15, 2009

Social Media Tools & Strategies for Event Planners & Organizers - Comments (3)

I’m giving a talk tonight in Calgary to a group of event planners. They want to know how they can use new tools and strategies to plan and manage their events. I’m gonna start with a lil philosophical talk about citizen journalism & media making as well as particpatory group culture and principles and move on to a bunch of tools and tactics people can start implementing today. Here’s a copy of the slides I’ll use.

Gastown Photowalk Crew

Over the past 5 years I’ve been involved in various event planning and management activities as a part of my community development work. I’m on the organizing committee of Northern Voice & BarCamp Vancouver. I plan regular PhotoWalks and PhotoCamps for photographers in Vancouver and around the world. I helped organize the first BarCamp in China with Robert Scales and others in 2006 and advise and consult to a variety of other events from the Canadian New Media Awards to South By Southwest in Austin, TX.

August 18, 2009

TED Comes to Vancouver : Speaker Nominations for TEDxVan - Comments (10)

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TED is a great conference format that is focused on the theme of ‘ideas worth spreading’ in technology, entertainment and design. Showcasing the brightest and coolest minds our times, TED is an all around impressive event that videotapes all their speakers and puts the videos up for free on their TED talks list. They really stand behind their principles of sharing ideas, even if people are unable to attend the highly anticipated TED event.

August 16, 2009

Digital Footprint: From a web of pages to a web of streams - Comments (1)

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Our digital world is changing as rapidly as it is expanding. When the internet was first introduced to our world, the main concern was understanding websites and their proficiency in this new landscape of media. This was the first time ever that we had an online format to say anything and we were just figuring what to create for this new outlet. The idea of dialoguing was not even part of the picture of the internet for we were just learning to how to speak in this new way. Yet as the internet grew and the world explored new ways to communicate with each other, content management systems started to appear.

July 14, 2009

‘From a Web of Pages to a Web of Streams’ Presentation for SXSW 2010 - Comments (8)

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UPDATED: The Panel Picker for the SXSW festival has been released! You can vote for this panel here! Voting ends September 4th.

I often talk about the internet theory that the web is being moving from a web of pages to a web of streams. We are all familiar with the traditional method of internet content being hosted on sites specifically. The new method is how our identity is being dictated by the individual streams we leave behind on the web. I really wanted to give this talk in a discussion session at SXSW Interactive 2010.

July 13, 2009

Intelligent Online Media Monitoring Tools & Strategies Panel for SXSW Interactive - Comments (4)

Happy Music Lovers

UPDATED: The SXSW Panel Picker has been released! You can cast your vote for this panel here! Voting ends September 4th.

So it is a very exciting time of year when the official Panel Picker form is released for panel pitches for the Interactive section of the SXSW festival in Austin, TX every March. The crunch time, once the panel pitch form is released, is a mere two weeks which can cause quite a flurry of ideas. The chaos is worth it for I have had the chance of participating in some really amazing panels at SXSW.

June 18, 2009

China update: TED x Shanghai - Comments (1)

kk at TEDxShanghai TED is an annual event that pulls together some of the greatest and most innovative thinkers of our time. Defined initially as ‘technology, entertainment and design’, TED encompasses far broader topics than that, from the neuro-sciences, to cyborgs, to carbon footprints. Each event consists of a program of filmed talks that are later shared freely on the TED website. Daring in its protocol of limiting attendees to its actual events and revolutionary in its thinking of giving all the talks, presentations and lectures away free on the internet, TED is revitalizing the way we spread ideas.

September 29, 2008

Internet Visibility – Moving From a ‘Web of Pages’ to a ‘Web of Streams’ - Comments (8)

Last Week The Vancouver Sun and NowPublic posted a list of the ‘Top 20 Web Visible’ people in Vancouver. I was number 4 on the list. Their methodology was questionable, but I’m always stoked and humbled to be included with the likes of the other 19 on the list. Thank you thank you thank you! :)

Good TimesSome people who seem frustrated to have placed below me on the list have questioned my position considering I haven’t posted on this blog since August. True guys. I haven’t. But the list wasn’t called ‘Highest Traffic Blogs’ it was called ‘Most Web Visible’. News flash: We’re moving from a web of pages, to a web of streams. Buy me a beer and I’ll tell explain what that means. ;) In the mean time you may want to check out some of the places I’m visible on the web that aren’t this blog.

  • Twitter – my daily microblog updates from my mobile phone. My Facebook status messages also get updated automagically via Twitter.
  • Flickr – 20,000 Creative Commons licensed photos and growing.
  • YouTube – I love Videoblogging and have posted about 200 episodes. Wish I had more time and better gear!
  • LinkedIn – I currate my CV here. 114 endorsements and recommendations from customers and partners and employees and 1000+ professional contacts.
  • Dopplr – I’ve been travelling a ton and use Dopplr to publicize my comings and goings and see who will be at the same place at the same time. It’s rad. Check it!
  • FriendFeed – Next level geek shit. The way to follow the web of streams.
  • Delicious – I still post interesting links and pointers here though I have gotten a bit lazy and sometimes just ‘Share of Facebook’. :(
  • Facebook – A good catchall for my less media savvy friends and family. I point all my streams there. Ends up looking like I spend a lot more time on Facebook than I actually do. ;)

March 27, 2008

ION Magazine – New Vancouver Fashion, Music, Culture and Art Blog - Comments (3)

Ion Magazine March Cover

Check out the new ION Magazine blog – featuring Daily(ish) Reviews, behind-the-scenes peeks at fashion and music shoots, and access to guest list and insider info on the by-now-legendary ION parties. They assure me that 08 is going to be next-level, and Static Photography and Kris Krug will be a part of it all! :) Good work Fiona, Vanessa, and Michael.

PS. We’ve also recently created a ION Magazine Flickr group. Submit your photos there and have them included in the magazine and the blog. Here’s some more info…

May 30, 2007

Wikis in Plain English Comments Off

Check out this awesome video that explains how Wiki’s work by social designer Lee Lefever.

April 21, 2006

What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications Comments Off

Roland and I will be presenting with Darren Barefoot and Tod Maffin at an upcoming event here in Vancouver called “What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications” put on by the Canadian PR Society. Details are below… please come out and join us if you can. :)

What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications
A joint event presented by the HTCE and the Canadian PR Society.
Sponsored by Fido

What is citizen journalism? How is it changing the mainstream media and the average consumer? Where will we get our news in twenty years? And what does all this mean to corporate communications? Darren Barefoot, one of Canada’s most popular and most prolific bloggers, moderates a panel with CBC journalist and podcasting advocate Tod Maffin, technology advocate Roland Tanglao and online marketer, Kris Krug. (Bios are below)

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain some insight into the new tools that are changing the way we communicate. As this session is meant to be interactive, please come prepared with questions.

Here’s a bit of background on our subject-matter experts:

Tod Maffin hosts a national technology column on CBC Radio, a technology series on CBC Television’s Canada Now, and is a producer for several radio programs
including the country’s guide to modern culture, Definitely Not the Opera.
He has been a host of several national CBC Radio programs including Real
Life Chronicles and todradio.com. Tod Maffin is “one of Canada’s most
influential futurists” according to The Globe and Mail.

Roland Tanglao is a passionate advocate of blogs, RSS and social software as a means for online expression for people, organizations and businesses. He truly believes in ‘creating compelling content constantly’ as his over 15000 photos on flickr and the many blogs he updates regularly attest. Roland is one of the founders of Bryght and as Bryght’s Chief Blogging Officer, he reads hundreds of blogs daily through his RSS reader and participates in many online communities. He is an expert community manager, with UrbanVancouver.com and his personal restaurant review site, VanEats.com, being the two best examples.

Kris Krug has been publishing online since 1998 and has spent his professional career working in marketing and creative departments for technology companies. He recently moved back to Vancouver after spending the past several years in San Francisco, California where he helped lead marketing departments for 2 large companies that went on to be acquired. Kris is an online expert, having built and operated dozens of websites. He has the unique ability to balance communication objectives and aesthetic delight. The only time you won’t find him plugged into the interweb is when he is out roaming with his camera. Kris is an aspiring photographer and has carved out a niche doing event blogging at conferences and special events. Other places to find Kris online are KrisKrug.com, Daily Vancouver 2010, Urban Vancouver and PhotographyHack.com.

Darren Barefoot is one of Canada’s most popular and prolific bloggers. His
personal blog (www.darrenbarefoot.com) is read daily by thousands of
visitors. While Darren’s undergraduate degree is in Writing and Theatre, he
has always had a deep love of computers. Ever since his parents brought home
their first dual disc drive IBM PC, he was smitten. Darren’s life-long
passion for technology provides rich material for writing about the affects
of technology on modern-day society. Darren has spent the last decade working for software companies in Canada and Europe. Darren is co-founder of Capulet Communications, a PR and marketing company based in Vancouver, BC that specializes in marketing high-tech companies. He has written articles for a variety of publications including Intercom Magazine, the Vancouver View and Professional Marketing Magazine.

May 15, 2006

YWCA Hotel
733 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC
Registration, networking, refreshments: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm

RSVP to Jennifer Lee at: pasbcinfo@bccampus.ca by May 12.
Cost is $15.00/person.
Cash or cheques only. No shows will be subject to charge.

February 25, 2006

Mile High Club Comments Off

kk in ItalyHey there internet. Just a quickie from somewhere above Greenland. I’m headed home from Italy. It was an amazing trip. Great contacts and meetings, lots of new friends and connections, and *so* much fun. That being said, I need home for a rest. I think I bagged about 30 hours sleep total in the 12 days I was here. Anyway, the real reason for this blog post is… my Lufthansa flight has wifi. Unbelieveable really, 40,000 feet up, 600 miles an hour, and connected to the internet. It’s a whole new world. Bring it.

Photo by Pietroizzo.

February 14, 2006

Sono affamato, non ho Internet ed il mio italiano succhia Comments Off

Checkin’ in quickly from Torino, Italy. I’m here with Robert Scales from Raincity Studios and Boris Mann from Bryght. We’re jet lagged, hungry, internet deprived and struggling to learn Italian… but having a blast so far in our delirious state.

The syposium I’m co-chairing with Andy Miah, “The Olympics and Web 2.0“, is on Friday and we’re going to be spending most of the week prepping for that as well as meeting with the media and some businesses who are also in town for the games.

We’re also ‘Street Reporters’ for ComVu’s Streets of Torino website. That is just a comp and I’ll get you a link to the live site as soon as it’s up.

I’ve also made about a dozen video blogs posts that I can’t get online yet because I can hardly maintain a connection to the internet. Stay tuned and once I get a fat pipe I’ll get that stuff up ASAP.

Also, the new Canon 5d is fun, but I’m definately not as comfortable with it yet as I am with my old Canon 20d that Scales is carrying around these days. Trial by fire I guess… by the time I get home I hope to have bonded with her and become one with her. I guess a good start would be to give her a proper name… any ideas guys?

January 10, 2006

I Guess I’m A Video Blogger Now Too. Comments Off

Or a vlogger or whatever. :P

I’m testing out this new site called YouTube.com that is talkin about bein the ‘Flickr of video’. *cough*

Anyway, this is what I came up with today.

The first one…

Testing… 1 2

and the second one…

Smoke Break

UPDATED: I did another one today and added it here. This is kinda fun if not a bit pointless. :P

Meet the Peeps

January 9, 2006

I’m A Sexual 7 Comments Off

Dude.

a) i never do pysch/personality tests like this.
b) when i do do them, i never put any credence in the results
c) i never share the results with other humans who can potentially laugh at me

All that being said…


Main Type
Overall Self

Take Free Enneagram Personality Test

Enneagram Test Results
Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||| 36%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||| 47%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||||| 46%
Type 5 Detachment |||||||||| 33%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||| 34%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||||||||||||||| 77%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||| 49%

Your main type is 7
Your variant is sexual

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Ok, now it’s your turn… take the test please and let us all know what you are. :)

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