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 …

The Summer Gathering at Hollyhock on Cortes Island

When you live in Vancouver, summer time is all about spending time on the Gulf Islands and this summer is no different. I just got back from a seven day adventure on Cortes Island which five of those days was spent at Hollyhock at the Summer Gathering. The Summer Gathering is an invitational conference that Read More …

‘From a Web of Pages to a Web of Streams’ Presentation for SXSW 2010

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 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 …

China Business comes to SXSW Interactive

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. 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 …

Hippie Camp – Intention 7 by Tribal Harmonix

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 Read More …

Cortes Island

I just arrived on Cortes Island for the Web of Change conference. For the record this place is 3 ferries away from the mainland (Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, Campbell River to Quadra Island and then Quadra Island over to Cortes Island). This is definately the most remote spot I’ve been to since living in Yellowstone. Read More …

Web of Change

(cross-posted from my Bryght blog) I’ll be going to Web of Change on Cortes Island here in British Columbia on Wednesday. Web of Change is an annual gathering that connects global leaders in online communications, technology, and activism, who are actively building a better world. "Web of Change is an invitational gathering for networked leaders Read More …

Northern Voice + Moose Camp

The site for Northern Voice 2006 website has just been launched. Northern Voice is a grassroots personal publishing and blogging conference held here in Vancouver, British Columbia. Last year it was awesome and many people who atteneded said it was the best conference they went to all year (and I hang with people who go Read More …

Boris Mann Speaks Geek to Michelle Mill of Global TV

Michelle Miller and her crew from Global TV swung by the Bryght office today to talk to Boris Mann about citizen journalism, blogging, podcasting, and web 2.0. He totally nailed it, walking them through the power of distributed hyper-local newsmakers and used the coverage of the London Bombings as an example. He showed them Flickr, Read More …

Douglas Rushkoff Interview – “Get Back in the Box”

Douglas Rushkoff has been a longtime hero and inspiration to me. He is a writer, professor, and ‘ultra-hip‘ cultural quasi-sage who I first read in college and have known online for 7 or 8 years now since the *spark-online days. Here’s his fancy bio from his site. “His ten best-selling books on new media and Read More …

PODCAST: Cory Doctrow on Technology, Activism, CopyLeft, and DRM

PODCAST: Cory Doctrow on Technology, Activism, CopyLeft, and DRM “Cory Doctrow is something of a technology renaissance man. He’s an advocate for the EFF, providing outreach in Europe as well as working on policies aimed at ensuring freedoms in the digital future. He’s a Nebula award nominee for the outstanding science fiction novel, Down and Read More …

Judge Kramer Rules “The California Constitution Says that The State Cannot Discriminate”

Derek wrote a great little post today about how the real story of this gay marriage decision is going to be lost in the media’s desire to create controversy, pitting “gay activists” against “religious fundementalists”. I’m a 31 year-old married guy. I am not, by any measure, a gay activist. And I am thrilled by Read More …