Media Literacy & Digital Storytelling Workshops w/ the Youth of Galiano & Penelakut Islands

For the past couple years I’ve been involved w/ a rad organization called AMES that provides Digital Storytelling & Media Literacy workshops & programming for school age youths. Last year we launched a project called SalishHarvest.com and this year we’ve been working on a new project called Digital Foraging. The Digital Foraging project aims to document the stories Read More …

Workin With The United Nations On A Digital Crowdsourcing Campaign to Stop HIV / AIDS

In May I visited Bamako, Mali in West Africa where I keynoted the. I gave a presentation titled “What Can The HIV/AIDS Movement Lean From Green/Climate Movement About Online Activism?” This was my first trip to Africa and my first time working with UNAIDS. To say that I learned a lot and had my horizons Read More …

What we leave behind is our digital footprint…

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 Read More …

Vancouver South By Southwest Party at The Waldorf Hotel

SXSW Interactive has announced a pre-event parties happening in Vancouver in January. The plan to throw a bash in as many cities as we can before the event happens in March but one of the first one kicks off in Vancouver at the historic Waldorf Hotel. If we’re lucky… the Waldorf’s ‘Five Secret World’s‘ art Read More …

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat: Please put a penny in the old man’s hat:

December is around the corner and Christmas is in the air. To transition out of fall and into the Holiday spirit I’m participating a classic Vancouver event… The Chrismas Wish Breakfast at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Here’s some details about the breakfast and toy drive. Let me know if you’re gonna be there and we’ll Read More …

The Waldorf Hotel & The Beatty Street Mural

Here’s a couple local Vancouver projects that inspire me. I’ve documented each of them as they’ve developed over the past several months and recently published these editorials. The Waldorf Hotel “The Waldorf is a creative hub in the heart of East Vancouver where contemporary art, music, food and culture convene under one roof. The programming Read More …

Photography Ethics on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

I’m working on a cool photography project for Vancouver’s Lookout Shelters with Buschlen Mowatt Gallery and Joshua Dunford and have been thinking a lot about the ethics of photography on Vancouver’s downtown eastside. The paragraph below is a first draft at some thoughts that I may include in the project. Looking for perspectives and feedback Read More …

Tons Of Rad Music Coming to Vancouver As Part of the 2010 Olympics

With the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games right around the corner, the city is in a buzz with all the arts and culture programming that is scheduled for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. For the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the Cultural Olympiad has a digital edition, otherwise known as CODE, that is split into four separate areas, Read More …

Jeremy Crowle’s new show ‘tHere in Spirit’ showing at W2-Perel Gallery in DTES

We are very lucky in Vancouver to have such a rich and diverse art community that has really supportive galleries and spaces for a wide variety of shows. W2 Woodwards just recently opened their art space in the Perel Gallery in the DTES, which serves a multi-purpose art space for shows, performances and workshops. Their Read More …

FIELD GUIDE: SXSW Interactive 2010 Panel Picker

Mid-august can be exciting for a few things: summer vacation, hot weather, long days. For the geeks of the digital community, this is always a very exciting time of year. It is this time of year that the panel picker is released for panels submitted to the SXSW festival. This year over 2200 panels have Read More …

TED Comes to Vancouver : Speaker Nominations for TEDxVan

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 Read More …

Digital Footprint: From a web of pages to a web of streams

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 Read More …

China update: TED x Shanghai

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 Read More …

Photography Update – SXSW, New York Fashion Week, Renewal Partners, Pechu Kucha & the Purple Thistle Collective

I’ve been spending a lot of time this year working to turn my photography from a project into a business. I’ve been making photographs way more often, on larger and more well paying projects, while still staying involved in the internet and technology industry. For me (tech + art = happiness). In an effort to Read More …

Anti-Israel Protest @ US Embassay in Vancouver

Today was an interesting day. I went to the protest in the video above. I had friends, bloggers, who i respect, on both sides of the line: Jonathan Narvey wearing his Star of David shirt supporting Israel on one side and Sean Orr lookin like a commie-pinko-hippy-faggot on the Palestine side. Both are smart, articulate, Read More …

Internet Visibility – Moving From a ‘Web of Pages’ to a ‘Web of Streams’

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! Read More …

Checkin’ In from CBC’s Digital Development Labs

(cross-posted from my blog over at Raincity) Checking in from the basement of CBC‘s Vancouver headquarters as we kick off an event which is bound to be quite remarkable – the CBC Digital Development Labs. This morning was introductions by the entrepreneurial-minded attendees chosen to display and refine their ideas for possible development by CBC. Read More …

ION Magazine – New Vancouver Fashion, Music, Culture and Art Blog

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 Read More …

Vancouver Film School ‘Entertainment Business Managment’ Graduating Class

For the past 2 semesters I've been teaching at VFS in the Entertainment Business Management faculty. I teach 'Internet Technologies 101' and 'Internet Technologies 202'. As a part of our final project for 'Internet Technologies 202' each of the students has been creating and maintaining their own WordPress.com blog. With Matt coming into town, and Read More …