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 …

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 …

Social Media Documentarian

In my ongoing struggle define what it is I do in a neat little package I’ve increasingly found myself using the words ‘Social Media Documentarian‘. Based on the spirit of the idea that ‘if you don’t stick it on the internet it didn’t really happen’, essentially this made-up term refers to the fact that there 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 …

‘Vancouver’s Got A Posse’ at South By Soutwest Interactive 2011

Once again that time of year has sprung upon us. If you haven’t noticed a strange influx of SXSW chatter on the internet, then you are one of the lucky ones. Geeks all around the world clamored for three strenuous weeks to pull together amazing and awe-inspiring proposals for potential panels during the 2011 SXSW Read More …

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

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 Read More …

Deadline Quickly Approaching Have Photographs Included in Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

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 Read More …

Social Media Tools & Strategies for Event Planners & Organizers

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 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 …