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Archive for May, 2010

eta: sometime between pulse and connection

Monday, May 31st, 2010

If you’re reading this in the afternoon on Monday May 31, I’m past the clouds, winging my way to Boston. The flight out of Victoria was canceled. I pre-wrote this post and scheduled it to publish while I’m en route. I knew I wouldn’t get a chance to write anything in the morning, and I’m […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Richard Florida: Rethinking Blue-Collar Jobs – More from Richard Florida, who’s currently promoting his latest book, The Great Reset, in interviews and articles. In this interview, the emphasis is on shifting our perspective about “service” jobs: QUOTE What is the future of service jobs in the next decade? How should these workers look for […]

A bit more on Salim Jiwa’s talk at Social Media Club Victoria

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Part 2 of my account of Salim Jiwa’s talk about the state of the news industry on May 25 at Social Media Club Victoria: business models, accountability journalism, and more.

Zombie public art in Victoria

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The newest public sculpture unveiled in Victoria BC reminds some observers of zombies, proving that hyper-realism does not equal effective art.

Women in movies: where are they?

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Last night, while I was scribbling away on my “-ectomy” post, the spouse and son popped My Man Godfrey into the DVD player. We’ve all seen the movie multiple times, but it has such great dialogue that it’s a cinch to watch often. Tonight, I’m not writing the blog post now in my (imaginary) “must-write” […]

Gertrude Stein might agree: -ectomy is an ectomy is an ectomy

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Vornado Realty Trust destroyed Boston’s key downtown area. Damage done (courtesy of Vornado), are innovative repair options even possible?

Salim Jiwa at Social Media Club Victoria

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Salim Jiwa (journalist, founder of Vancouverite) spoke at Social Media Club Victoria about newspapers and the dangers of “press release journalism.”

PechaKucha Night Victoria, Vol. 2

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Three months ago, on February 25, 2010, Elisa Yon and some friends helped instigate Victoria‘s first PechaKucha Night. That was Vol. 1, and it was a blast. Now, get ready for Vol. 2, happening this Thursday, May 27 at the Victoria Event Centre. . . I know I’ll be surprised by Vol. 2, just as […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Flavorwire » Digitally Remix LACMA’s Art Collection Fine example of how LACMA leverages its web presence and uses it to connect to audiences. QUOTE The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a reputation for being digital-savvy. Earlier this year, it was one of the first museums to bring exhibition catalogues online, beginning with out-of-print […]

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