My first novel's out! It's an urban fantasy set in Montreal and the Niagara Region of Ontario. If you like urban fantasy, or more specifically: mysterious Faeries, gravity-defying action, museum heists and lovers to enemies to...it's complicated? then please check it out! [more inside]
Canadian law is fun and cool and exciting! Every three weeks, we release another podcast where we take something in the news or the general cultural conversation in Canada, and break down how the law applies. The web link works, but it's better to look it up & subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc. [more inside]
Yesterday, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released its long-awaited report on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in BC and the rest of Canada. I live-tweeted my reading of it, along with moderate extra commentary and clarifications.
In conjunction with its upcoming exhibition “Gustave Doré (1832-1883): Master of Imagination”, the National Gallery of Canada is seeking black and white illustrations, inspired by Gustave Doré’s graphic artwork, for the tale of Bluebeard. The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2014. Send your Bluebeards to firstname.lastname@example.org! [more inside]
A bunch of ideas I've had tumbling around in my head for some time about science fiction, fear, isolation, and death, have finally gelled into an article looking at all of SF through the lens of Margaret Atwood's "Survival."
These are all records I collected for my old Canadian music audioblog Five Bucks On By-Tor. I'm not posting to that site any more, and many of these records have been carted back to the thrift store, but I thought it would be nice to have photos of them all in one place.
We just launched a site, inspired by the great Johnny Cash Project, that enables people to participate in creating a new version of a Sarah Harmer video. For non-Canadians, Sarah is a popular singer-songwriter here in Canada. Users pick a frame from the video, and then draw, trace or illustrate on top of it in our online tool. For every frame they draw, Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada's REI) will donate a quarter to Sarah Harmer's Protecting Escarpment Rural Land.
Astonish your friends with these Canadian facts, many of which are up to 100% true! [more inside]
Here is my video offering solutions to the global food crisis as part of a submission for the international Thought For Food challenge. Possible NSFW if your boss can't abide a male nipple. [more inside]
I'm the artist-in-residence for the city of Kitchener, Ontario this year (2011). My project is to photograph 1,000 or more people within the city to create a photographic documentary of the diversity of our community. [more inside]
A blog chronicling how invincible the current government of Canada--the Harper government--thinks it is. Inspired by this thread.
This is a music video I directed about a bank robber who falls in love with the beautiful teller he tries to rob. Would love to hear your brutal opinion. Thanks. [more inside]
For the year of 2011, I’m living Canadian. For 12 months, I will only buy Canadian products, eat Canadian food and consume Canadian media. I’m documenting my progress through a website, and plan to publish a book about my project in 2012.
The second quarterly issue of our CC-licensed digital magazine AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review debuts today, featuring the first ever English translation of French author Jacques Barbéri's 1985 piece "La promenade du garçon boucher" ("The Butcher Boy"). Also, if you want to check the original fiction we published in our first issue, it's all there in the new Issue #1 Podcast. [more inside]
AE - The Canadian Science Fiction Review is a new professional market for science fiction of which I happen to be the editor. The site updates with new content every Monday. All content is released under a Creative Commons NC-BY-ND license.
We made these mysterious posters featuring QR codes and are putting them up in seven Canadian cities. It's our hope that people scan the posters with their smart phone and then complete the petition form they get sent to.
WinnipegElection.ca is a citizen driven website we created for the upcoming October 2010 civic election in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The site lists all the candidates by ward along with their contact info, websites, social media details, and related news articles. [more inside]
I am a visual artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and this is my photoblog. I have been posting fairly regularly over the past year (233 photos so far). I think of my photoblog as a photographic notebook, a tool I use to record and develop visual ideas over time. It is also a good excuse to wander around with a camera. [more inside]
I run a conservation project up here in Canada called The Big Wild, dedicated to protecting publicly-owned land and water. The web loves infographics these days, so we built one to illustrate some facts about North America's wildness, and how humans impact the wilderness.
My grandfather, Dr John Lovett-Doust was a physiological psychiatrist in Ontario, Canada from 1952 until 1980; sadly I never met him before he died 1980. When our family was recently able to acquire a copy of a ten-part CBC radio series he created for the program University of the Air (precursor to the Ideas program) on the subject of 'contemporary psychiatry,' it was for myself and many of the other grandchildren the first time we had heard his voice. While the site is a work in progress, please enjoy sampling the recordings. [more inside]