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 …

Tweetups, Twittersphere, Tweeps, Twitworking, Twestivals & Twitter

These are some notes and homework to serve as a guide for my New Media and Web Development at BCIT – Class 2. Before we embark on this adventure I’d like to warn you about a couple of things. First, the land of Twitter otherwise annoyingly referred to by TwitterHeads as the Twitterverse or Twittersphere… 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 …

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 …

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 …

Intelligent Online Media Monitoring Tools & Strategies Panel for SXSW Interactive

UPDATED: The SXSW Panel Picker has been released! You can cast your vote for this panel here! Voting ends September 4th. So it is a very exciting time of year when the official Panel Picker form is released for panel pitches for the Interactive section of the SXSW festival in Austin, TX every March. The 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 …

Rad New Music Services I Learned About Today

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Talking About Bryght on the Lab with Leo

Here’s a recent segment of the The Lab with Leo show of me talking about Bryght. We cover Drupal, open source software, and our recently launched work on the Grateful Dead’s online community website. I’ve done 3 other segmants that haven’t aired yet and am scheduled to be in the studio to film 2 more Read More …

BarCamp Vancouver Information and Details

BarCamp Vancouver is this Friday and Saturday. I’m one of the organizers and will be hosting my 5th PhotoCamp. If you live near Vancouver and use the internet you should come to this event. It will be fun. You will learn a lot. You will mean a lot of awesome people. You unfortunately will not Read More …

Who’s Coming to PhotoCamp at Northern Voice?

(Cross-posted from my fashion photography blog over at www.staticphotography.com) This is a very exciting week for me as I prep with the rest of the organizing team for Northern Voice 2007 and MooseCamp.. I'm going to be leading a PhotoCamp as a part of the event and am wondering who else will be there? Didja Read More …

Web Directions North – SXSW in Vancouver?

I’ve been overdue in posting about the upcoming Web Directions North coming to Vancouver February 6-10th, but 2007 is upon us and it’s just around the corner and I’m getting really excited. The combination of amazing speakers, fantastic location, and after-hours events will make Web Directions North about as good as a conference can be. Read More …