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 …

‘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 …

Top 20 Vancouver Twitter Peeps Based on Klout Score

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 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 …

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 …

Best Media Art Installations Coming to Vancouver 2010 CODE Live Festival

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are right around the corner and the town is buzzing. Every set of Olympic Games has a separate cultural line-up that showcases the country’s communities in the arts, theatre and music. This line-up is curated by the Cultural Olympiad by every host city and runs parallel to the official 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 …

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 …