Week 6: Reboot

Facebook = people you knew in highschool Tumblr =  people you wished you knew in highschool —Mimi Ito The above is a paraphrase from a slide Cultural Anthropologist Mimi Ito (blog) presented in a panel on Learning with Mobile Media at the New School’s MobilityShifts symposium. In her talk, Ito’s reminded us that, like youth,…

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ebook: is it a book?

“It’s probably not even a book,” one Emily Carr design student shared, during last week’s briefing on the power and potential of the ebook. As a content partner and SIM centre collaborator, I’d been invited to attend Jonathan Aitken’s upper-level design class to discuss a larger ebook research/production project. The first meeting was about learning…

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Vancouver 125 / Summer Live Video Mashups

Thanks to Marlene Madison for including Maraya in the Vancouver 125 Summer Live festivities (time-based program). It was fun to see Maraya video mashups (thanks Henry) running alongside (before, after) works by such a number of great Vancouver artists: Robert Arndt, Rebecca Belmore, John G. Boehme, Karin Bubas, Penelope Buitenhuis (Judy Radul), Shawn Chappelle, Dana Claxton,…

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Considering Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”: AHIS 333 Lecture

For students of AHIS 333—transformation and shape-shifiting As a point of entrance to me talked, I show a few minutes from Steven Soderbergh’s film Kafka (10:30-15:45 min). Jery Zaslove dismisses this film, because he sees it defaulting to a portrayal of Kafka in “some end-time political Messianiac techno-fantasy” (“Kafka in the Penal Colony” West Coast…

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