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 10, 2010

Photography Ethics on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside - Comments (5)

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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 True Blood DVD below is a first draft at some thoughts that I may include in the project. Looking for perspectives ralph lauren city polo and feedback on photography in difficult situations such as the one Mizuno JPX 825 PRO Irons in my neighborhood.

East Van Sunrise

January 25, 2010

Deadline Quickly Approaching Have Photographs Included in Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Comments Off

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The deadline is quickly approaching for the end of submissions to the Canada CODE website as part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Canada CODE is part of the digital edition, CODE, of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. CODE is made up of four parts: CODE Live, an 18 music and digital media festival, CODE Screens 2010, an interactive journey that brings the art to your home computer, CODE Motion Pictures, which is a film line-up of commissioned short films from Canadian filmmakers and Canada CODE, a user-generated photo, text and remix experience. The coolest thing is that all of the content that is uploaded to the Canada CODE website, including remixes, will be put into a pool of potential material that could appear on the giant projection screens during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Gastown Nighttime Lomography

January 20, 2010

Tons Of Rad Music Coming to Vancouver As Part of the 2010 Olympics - Comments (2)

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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, all with different arts programming during the month of February. The four areas of CODE are CanadaCODE, a photography website that encourages submissions and remixes, CODE Screen 2010, an interactive experience that brings the arts to your home computer, CODE Motion Pictures, a curated film schedule from Canadian filmmakers, and CODE live, an 18 day festival of music and digital media installations.

January 9, 2010

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

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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 most recent artist in resident is Jeremy Crowle, a Vancouver-Galiano Island painter, who’s new show will open next Thursday January 14th at 8 pm. His curated show titled ‘tHere in Spirit‘ is a collection of large-scale paintings that will be shown through the duration of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

August 19, 2009

FIELD GUIDE: SXSW Interactive 2010 Panel Picker - Comments (12)

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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 been submitted, all of which 300 are selected for the Interactive portion of the SXSW festival. Of the voting system, 30% of community user votes count towards the final selection. The list is quite impressive but it can be a daunting task to sort through all the awesome submissions. I did a bit of wandering through the list and found a few rad ones.

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.

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.

April 27, 2009

Rad New Music Services I Learned About Today - Comments (3)

I’m over buying music. The industry is changing, I don’t know exactly where it’s headed, and I refuse to spend money buyin new stuff… especially music.

In light of this I had been spending a lot of time listening to SeeqPod. Seeqpod allowed you to search and then stream any and all music ever recorded and stuck online. It was amazing. You could create playlists of stuff you liked, save them, and share a link to them on Twitter or wherever.

Over the weekend Seeqpod stopped working. I am sad. I’ve heard they might be trying to sell their music search technology to the record companies instead of being sued of existence by them.

Either way I need to find a new source to get my fix.

December 30, 2008

China Business comes to SXSW Interactive Comments Off

The Raincity Studios crew is heading south again this year to the geek-tacular spring break conference SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. We’ll have a trade show booth, make shows at the Studio SX, and of course throw the SxNW party with our pals. More on these topics later, today is to announce the China business panel.

China Business Panel

Last year I moderated a panel called "Blame Canada" and this year I’ve been selected to moderate another panel. I’ve assembled an all-star group and planned a choice of topics which I’ll get into. But first the details so you get it into your calendar now.

Anti-Israel Protest @ US Embassay in Vancouver - Comments (4)

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, compassionate guys but this is a topic on which it seems there is little common ground and the two found them hollaring accross the street at each other before they recognized each other.

March 27, 2008

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

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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…

January 2, 2008

2008: To Infinity and Beyond! - Comments (4)

meta-selfMy resolution is revolution but here’s a couple more goals for the coming year…

– Read more books (one a month).
– Eat more lunch (everyday!).
– Get an acting agent (I want to play a villian in a movie this year).
– Don’t be in love… be love.

Updated: I should also prolly talk less and just see what happens…

What are gonna get up to this year?

August 7, 2007

Creative Commons on the Lab with Leo Comments Off

About a month ago I went on the Leo Laporte show to discuss Creative Commons. Below is the video (holy crap it’s already been watched online 1,600+ times!) . Since then I’ve also recorded sessions on Bryght and Facebook Apps but they haven’t aired yet. I’ll post them here when they do. Tomorrow I’m going back on the show (twice) to talk about 1) Social Software and Online Communities and 2) Protecting Your Privacy Online.

Posting this is a couple weeks overdue but I’m trying to play catchup and get my digital houses in order before embarking on Bryght World Tour 2007.

Also (Mom) here’s a couple pics of me on the Lab with Leo set.

January 3, 2006

Hippie Camp – Intention 7 by Tribal Harmonix Comments Off

I spent the New Years weekend at Intention 7 (aka Hippie Camp) put on by Tribal Harmonix at Camp Elphinstone in Gibson, BC. It was any amazing 3 days of friendship, dancing, and reflection without the distraction of cell phones, watches, or computers. I did went on several ‘nature walks’, ate vegetarian food (gasp!), and sat in on a couple workshops including Non-Violent Communication, tribal economics, and the first part of an ecstatic dance class.

I took a bunch photos and will be getting the films developed this week and posted over to Flickr. I also created a Tribal Harmonix group over at Flickr so that other members who took pics can pool their Intention photos in a central location.

I took some time while away to make some resolutions intentions for 2006. I’ve never really done the New Year’s resolution thing and am curious to see if it works for me. Anyway, in 2006 I plan to….

+ Stablize my living situtation so that I can spend more time with my family.
+ Stop patroning Starbucks and find local, indy alternatives.
+ Be more open with my thoughts and feelings.
+ Spend time focusing on healing important relationships and my own heart.
+ Commit to less, and follow through in a timely way on the things I do commit to.

I think there may have been a couple others, but I haven’t slept much lately and this seems like a good start.

December 13, 2005

FU H2 Comments Off

FU H2This morning walking to work I had the opportunity to join project FU H2. I’ve been cruisin’ around flippin’ off Hummers all week but this was the first time I had quick access to my camera phone in order to document it. I sent it into the the FUH2.com website photo gallery today and will link to it once they post it.

From their website, here’s some good reasons for you to give the bird to HumVee’s and their owners too….

* The H2 is the ultimate poseur vehicle. It has the chassis of a Chevy Tahoe and a body that looks like the original Hummer; i.e. it’s a Chevy Tahoe in disguise.

* The H2 is a gas guzzler. Because it has a gross vehicle weight rating over 8500 lbs, the US government does not require it to meet federal fuel efficiency regulations. Hummer isn’t even required to publish its fuel economy (owners indicate that they get around 10 mpg for normal use). So while our brothers and sisters are off in the Middle East risking their lives to secure America’s fossil fuel future, H2 drivers are pissing away our “spoils of victory” during each trip to the grocery store.

* The H2 is a polluter. Based on G.M.’s optimistic claim that it gets13 mpg, an H2 will produce 3.4 metric tons of carbon emissions in a typical year, nearly double that of G.M.’s Chevrolet Malibu sedan.

* The H2 is a death machine. You’d better hope that you don’t collide with an H2 in your economy car. You can kiss your ass goodbye thanks to the H2’s massive weight and raised bumpers. Too bad you couldn’t afford an urban assault vehicle of your own. Or could you…?

* The H2 is a tax loophole. Under the current tax laws, business owners can deduct nearly half the cost of their H2s. If you are in the highest tax bracket, that’s a tax savings of nearly $10,000! The government rewards you more savings for buying an H2 than you’d get for buying an electric car.

May 16, 2005

Passing the Musical Baton Comments Off

Here’s an interesting music related meme floating about that Erik roped me into perpetuating.

Total Volume of Music Files on My Computer

26,858 songs, 187.04 GB.

The Last CD I Bought Was
Matisyahu – Shake Off the Dust, Arise!

Song playing right now
Mistadobalina – Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me
* Phish – Divided Sky
* U2 – 40
* Incubus – Stellar
* Weezer – Pink Triangle
* The Jesus & Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

Six People who will be passed the baton:

- Joseph Delamar
Stephen Sequiera
Jame Healy
Richard Eriksson
Rachel Ashke
Will Pate

May 15, 2005

Senses, A Modern Chinese Opera, Opens In Vancouver Comments Off

I was lucky enough to be invited to come take photos at the opening night of Senses in Vancouver on Friday night. It was incredible. The movement, colors and sounds had me totally captivated even though I didn’t understand a single word of the modern chinese opera. Here’s a few of my photos and the rest are here. Roland and Todd have both written great reviews. Roland also took some great shots (here and here) with his new Canon 20d. It’s fun to have a partner in crime at these events.

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What Is Your World View? Comments Off

I took this little quiz meme thing that is supposed to reveal something about your world view or take on life. I was skeptical while I was taking the test but found the results pretty interesting. Please take the test too and put the HTML code it generates in the comments or on your own blog and track it back. I’d love to see how others ‘rate’.

What is Your World View?

Cultural Creative

81%

Postmodernist

69%

Idealist

69%

Existentialist

63%

Romanticist

50%

Modernist

44%

Materialist

44%

Fundamentalist

44%

What is Your World View?
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You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

May 1, 2005

Photo Walk With Goddess Spiral Comments Off

I met up with one of my Flickr friends today for a little wandering around downtown. There was a big graffiti piece by the Cold World crew I wanted to make sure I took a couple snaps of before it got rollered. Here’s a few of the shots, and the rest of them over at Flickr.

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