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  • 2018 LOUD Foundation Scholarship Award

    I’m honoured and delighted to be named among 16 amazing individuals in British Columbia as a LOUD Foundation Scholarship awardee. Each year the LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ+ community by supporting the development of students who work to improve society and increase awareness of diverse communities. The LOUD Foundation was…

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    Archiving activism through Manifesting Resistance workshop

    I’ll be facilitating and assisting in a symposium and multi-day workshop, Manifesting Resistance: Conversations about Intergenerational Memory Work across ‘the Americas‘ in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough), on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg territory. Manifesting Resistance, held March 7–10, 2018, is a collaboration between Aging Activisms (based at Trent University, led by May Chazan) and Critical MediArtStudio (cMAS, based at Simon Fraser University,…

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    Jurying the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

    UPDATE August 21, 2017: The winners of the 2017 Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Best British Columbian Short Film have been announced at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Congratulations to the winners, runner-up and all the finalists. 2017 Winner – Violet and June directed by Linnea Ritland Honourable mention – Stay Gold, Man Up directed by…

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    you.got.a.pic? published in the New School journal, Immediacy

    You’ll find you.got.a.pic? in the current edition of Immediacy, The Digital Revolution. you.got.a.pic? is one of three works as part of Witnessing by our cMAS collective. Witnessing is a collection of web-based projects both online and in zine-form that ask users/readers to imagine a speculative dystopian future. Witnessing draws on the theoretical concepts of machine…

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    you.got.a.pic?

    This week is the last week witnessing will be on display at UBC’s Audain Arts Centre AVAH Gallery as part of Under Super Vision. Check out my digital work you.got.a.pic? until Saturday – or if you can’t physically make it, you can contact my artwork instead! Send a selfie of yourself to you.got.a.pic@gmail.com and the system will respond with…

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    Under Super Vision

    My dystopian machine vision / glitch work, you.got.a.pic, is on display as part of a larger piece called “Witnessing” from our SIAT collective cMAS (criticalmediatstudio). “Witnessing” is on display at the Under Supervision Exhibit, AHVA Gallery, Audain Art Centre, University of British Columbia from March 8th – April 1st 2017. Witnessing brings together three systems developed by SIAT…

  • Well intentioned, schmell-intentioned: HCI Reading List #2

    Right now, I’m reading a lot about postphenomenology (mostly the influential work of Don Ihde) and tangentially-related, artificial intelligence ethics papers (more to come on the latter). I’ve also included non-HCI texts like the graphic novel I’m reading because it’s nice to break up your reading list sometimes. 🙂 Ihde, D. (2008). Introduction: Postphenomenological Research. Human…

  • HCI Reading List – a new well-intentioned weekly update

    Maybe. I’ve been meaning to update this blog every other day since starting my Master’s program at SFU SIAT, last Fall. So, here is a very unplanned and unedited reading list of what’s on my desk. Hopefully, it is the start of a regular reading list update. While my larger Master’s thesis is about how Facebook…

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    Testing Processing

    Yes, I’ve finally started grad school and one of the first things we’re learning is Processing – a Java-based open source language commonly used by visual artists and creators learning to program. It’s pretty neat. I’m stumbling now and then – to be expected when learning to program, I guess, but I am optimistic of…

  • A death in the community.

    Yesterday, I was in the unfortunate position of performing CPR on a total stranger in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He and his friends were enjoying the hot sunny day with summertime hangs and watermelon in the park. They all got high together but he never woke up. I was taking a shortcut through the park when…

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    On writing content in 2015 A brief history of the blog's evolution

    Innovation can be a tricky thing. It comes with opportunities but reveals inadequacies, creating a greater gap in the ideal state and the current reality of a situation. Collectively embracing this ideal as a culture is recommended and ultimately necessary in order to achieve a significant leap forward in innovation, but too great a disruption will cost time and money, especially for…

  • Frozen in a KODAK moment Kodak's downfall highlights gaps and opportunities

    While the photographic community (somewhat guiltily) mourns the end of an era at the news of Eastman Kodak’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing last January, the media and Kodak’s critics have been quick to denounce the company’s decisions, slow progress and lack of innovation since the debut of the digital camera. This is misleading as…

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    Generation Me is maturing into Generation “We”

    Maybe it’s because I am representative of my narcissistic generation, Gen Y (also known as “Generation Me” or “The Millennials”), but I cannot escape wanting to write about us. Me. We.

  • iBusiness: The Web Wired World A conversation about the business of technology

    I’ll be co-hosting the next Mountbatten Speaker Series with Sian Williams next week. Join us on January 18 at The CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue) as we welcome three guest panelists from the world of technology.

  • Resource Revolution We're not just going to talk about change anymore

    This month (November 2011) McKinsey & Company released their Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice report ‘Resource Revolution: Meeting the world’s energy, materials, food and water needs‘. In it, McKinsey stress achievable targets of water, energy and food wastage reduction by 2030, based on today’s market trends and values.