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April 30, 2005

And the winner is...

Maureen won!!!! YAY Maureen!


Words: Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry include Maux!

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Taichi's looking over a what?

7 leaf clover(Yahoo in Japanese)! This was fount by Taichi Nemoto in Ibaraki Japan. I met Taichi about 8 years ago when he was visiting canada. Now 10, he and his father (a close buddy of Yuka's) found a 7 leaf clover, which may be a new japanese record. At least it got Tiachi in the papers :)

iChat Image(bz8).jpeg

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April 29, 2005

Job Posting: Professor, Communication Culture and Information Technology

[Kathleen sent this to me. I lectured out there this past winter, and it is a great place.]

Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team.  The successful candidate will teach a range of courses including Critical Analysis of Media and Digital Innovation & Cultural Transformation, to students in our Communication Culture & Information Technology (CCIT) program in the School of Animation, Arts & Design.

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Education
Year(s) of Experience: 3
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: Apr 20, 2005

Professor, Communication Culture and Information Technology

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Education
Year(s) of Experience: 3
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: Apr 20, 2005


Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team.  The successful candidate will teach a range of courses including Critical Analysis of Media and Digital Innovation & Cultural Transformation, to students in our Communication Culture & Information Technology (CCIT) program in the School of Animation, Arts & Design.

CCIT is an interdisciplinary program for the study of the art and science of human communication, how communication builds knowledge and creates culture, and how information technology affects the way humans communicate.  CCIT combines the academic research strength and international prestige of the University of Toronto with the professional orientation and world-wide media reputation of Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.  CCIT is one of a number of joint programs with the University of Toronto at Mississauga, including Art and Art History, and Theatre and Drama Studies.

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centred environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to College, School and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research and alternative delivery strategies.

Professors are responsible for:
• Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines;
• Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs;
• Creating an effective environment for learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and individual learning styles;
• Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning;
• Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the learning process.

Professors also ensure that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques; provide individual tutoring and academic counselling; and evaluate student progress/achievement within assigned courses.

• Master’s degree in a related field of study (PhD preferred); formal studies in adult or higher education an asset; 
• Three to five years relevant professional experience preferred;
• Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in business or industry preferred;
• Strong network of contacts with other professionals, agencies and employers;
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; 
• Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students;
• Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.

Appointment Details

Employee Group: Faculty
School/Department: School of Animation, Arts & Design
Campus: May be assigned activity at any campus
Reference #: 05/F/15
Salary Range: $44,285 -$82,299 (based on relevant educational qualification and experience)
Application Deadline: May 6, 2005

To apply online:
Visit: www.sheridaninstitute.ca
Select Welcome to Sheridan, then select Human Resources

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities. 

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UK Children Go Online Project

Scarfed from: Tracy

Two new reports from the UK Children Go Online (UKCGO) project have been published today:Inequalities and the Digital Divide in Children and Young People's Internet Use: Findings from the UK Children Go Online project (UKCGO survey findings in relation to internet access, low users and the digital divide)UK Children Go Online: Final report of key project findings (a summary of integrated project findings with main conclusions and policy recommendations)Both reports, the press release and media coverage are available on the project website, http://www.children-go-online.net

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April 26, 2005


Every 5 years or so leases are due on queen street, and everyone moves farther west. I've been living around queen since 1980, and it just keeps happening. The problem is that bookstores and cool old places move, and are replaced by GAP and chain stores. A favourite bookstore is closing (or perhaps moving, they hint) and have been having a 50% off sale for 2 months. I missed getting one book I wanted, but I got some fun stuff:
Tales of the Alhambra - washington irving (great illustrations)
Frogs in a well: indian women in purdah (thinking of juliaD)
Dracula: Everything you always wanted... blaa blaa (nice pictures)
Cities of the Red Night - W. S. Burroughs (first edition)
Running Wild - J.G. Ballard (First)
Queen of the Damned - Rice (First)
Merrick - Rice (First, and one of her few really readable books)
Anne Rice biography - Katherine Ramsland
Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Westerners (interesting, and pre-9/11)

My dracula, ballard and Burroughs collections are coming along nicely.

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20 million bloggers are not journalists, what are they?

Many-to-Many: Yossi Vardi on Social Software

Clay says "20 million bloggers are not journalists, what are they?"

It is great that someone's noticing that blogging is not about journalism.

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Google TrustRank TNG

Slashdot | Google TrustRank

Philipp Lenssen writes "Google registered a trademark for the word "TrustRank", as Search Engine Watch reveals. Is this a sign we can expect a follow-up to Google's PageRank? An earlier, possibly related paper on TrustRank is available; it proposes techniques to semi-automatically separate good pages from spam by the use of a small selection of reputable seed pages."

Google Trademarks: TrustRank & The Neighborhood Wide Web

Gyongyi, Zoltan; Garcia-Molina, Hector; Pedersen, Jan: Combating Web Spam with TrustRank

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Has left the building.

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April 25, 2005

Communities of Difference

It looks like Communities of Difference (Palgrave Macmillan) is finally out. They're taking orders on amazon for it. I've got 2 chapters in it... I hope I get a copy. :)

"This is a collected book that explores and heart and soul of one of the foremost dilemmas of Western culture--the tension between community and individualism--and in doing so, offers a compelling critique of the challenges of communities oif difference facing neo-liberal globalizations. A timely book for unsettling times."--Carlos Alberto Torres, Professor, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

Table of Contents
Introduction: Communities of Difference--Peter Pericles Trifonas
* Part One: Culture, Difference, Community
* Shredding of the Social Contract: The War Against Children--Henry A. Giroux
* Tackling Difference in the Conservative Heartland of Canada--Darren E. Lund
* Our Political State in an Age of Globalization--John Willinsky
* culture, postmodernity, &education: oil_H2O@no.com--Blaine R. Després
* Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Neoliberal Globalization--Peter McLaren
* Part Two: Language, Difference, Community
* The Letter of the Law/The Silence of Letters: Poetic Ruminations on Love and School--Carl Leggo
* Metanarratives of Emancipation--Trevor Norris
* Freirean Literacy: Difference That Makes a Difference--Carlo Ricci
* Crossing the Postmodern Conditions that Divide--Peter Pericles Trifonas and Effie Balomenos
* Part Three: Technology, Difference, Community
* The Technology of Difference: ASCII, Hegemony and the Internet--Jason Nolan
* The Phoneur: Mobile Commerce and the Digital Pedagogies Of the Wireless Web--Robert Luke
* Difference and the Internet--Joel Weiss, Jason Nolan, Vera Nincic
* Learning the Real, Theorizing the Virtual I--Peter Pericles Trifonas, Paulo Ghiraldelli J

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April 24, 2005

Dinner a la Pod

Muddy (of the no blog), Bernie, jacqueline, KAT!, Rochelle, and Arun all came over for dinner with Yuka and I, and norman the cat, last friday. Rochelle took the bus all the way from Guelph to get here. No mean feat. JuliaD sent her regrets.

Dinner was varied. Almost everyone brought wine or port, though there was none left after dinner. I can't remember all the different cheeses either. Which is a good thing. Mostly it was chicken pesto pizza with sauteed shallots and peppers. On the side, we had frog's legs provencal... a recipe that someone taught me a while back, and I've wanted to try. I think I'll dip them in milk and flower next time, but still... it worked. Got some very cool pictures... especially of our iPod collection (from left to right: Yuka, KAT!, Rochelle, Bernie, Jason) from newest to oldest.

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GoogleAds on the Harrow.

I finally figured out how to add Google Ads to the footer of each page of The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror.

Dru's been paying for all The Harrow's costs for 8 years, and this january we started being a paying journal, so I wanted to generate some revenue. And I'm very curious as to how polite and non-pushy ads that are contextual might work in online environments.

Oh, and our second anthology, MIDNIGHT LULLABIES is still accepting submissions for fiction and poetry...

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April 22, 2005

Email Makes You sTupId

Guardian Unlimited | Online | Emails 'pose threat to IQ': "The distractions of constant emails, text and phone messages are a greater threat to IQ and concentration than taking cannabis."

[Jeremy passed this along... now you all know why I don't respond to your emails. Just Say NO!]

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The Triangle Program: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

[I used to run a yearly VR workshop with the Triangle Program (with Kat, Muddy, Rochelle and others). They do amazing stuff... spread the word.]


The Triangle Program, Canada’s only high school classroom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning youth is currently accepting submissions from queer youth for Triangle Writes! 
This special anniversary issue will celebrate our queer past, present, and future with prose, poetry and art.
Please share with us your original stories, poetry, essays, articles and artwork.  Express your life experiences, heart, mind and soul—whatever and wherever the creative process takes you!
Be sure to include complete contact information, along with a brief autobiographical outline with your submission.  (Please note that we will not be responsible for returning submissions.)
Submissions are due by May 1, 2005 and can be sent by mail, email or fax to:
The Triangle Program c/o MCCT
115 Simpson Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4K 1A1
Email: triangleschool@gmail.com
Fax: (416) 466-5207

For additional information leave a message at: 

(416) 406-6228 ext. 169

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April 20, 2005

And what's wrong with pink?

Catspaw's Guide to the Inevitably Insane:

Thinking about grad school gives me a major headache. I came up with a list of everything in CS that I find interesting (the list started with about 50 items) and then I gradually generalized and filtered through the list to finally come up with five things that I could see myself working on for several years without getting tired of them. Unfortunately, they're all fairly soft and half of them border on interdisciplinary-level soft. "Way to be a friggin' girl", I sighed at myself. "Might as well start handing in your assignments on pink paper with little hearts to dot the 'i's."

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Downloadable video clips of Copyfight Debate of the Century

Boing Boing: Downloadable video clips of Copyfight Debate of the Century

Allison sez, "For a class I teach on the History and Future of the Book, I've put up as Quicktime clips the first two hours of last week's Cornell Debate between EFF senior IP attorney Fred Von Lohmann, copyfighting media studies prof Siva Vaidhyanathan, and counsel from the MPAA, RIAA, Napster 2 and Universal. (The remaining hour of the debate will be there in the next day or so)."

"As streaming media three hours long, it's a bit hard to find your place or determine what portion you might want to hear again, so I've broken it into segments featuring an individual speaker or question. There are also summary descriptions of the questions and responses. (I'll be adding summaries to all links)." Link (Thanks, Allison!)


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Early History of Wikipedia

Slashdot | The Early History of Nupedia and Wikipedia: A Memoir

Slashdot | The Early History of Nupedia and Wikipedia, Part II

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iPod... iLearn?

Via Slashdot
: When iPod goes collegiate | csmonitor.com: " When Kenneth Rogerson walked into his newspaper journalism class on the first day of the school year, the professor could barely contain his excitement. After a quick introduction he broke the big news: "We got the grant," he told his class. "You all get iPods.""


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April 18, 2005

Wikimedia Commons

Jeremy just turned me on to Wikimedia Commons: "The Wikimedia Commons is a project that provides a central repository for free images, music, sound & video clips and, possibly, texts and spoken texts, used in pages of any Wikimedia project. Unlike images uploaded on other projects, images on Commons can be embedded on pages of all Wikimedia projects."

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AOL Monitor Accused of Luring 15-Year-Old for Sex

Slashdot | AOL Monitor Accused of Luring 15-Year-Old for Sex

Amy's Robot writes "According to the AP, an Internet chat room monitor hired by AOL to keep children safe from sexual predators seduced a California girl online and was about to meet her for sex when he was found out by a co-worker, a lawsuit charges. The incident happened 2 years ago, but has become public this week because the lawsuit was just filed by the girl, now 19. She accuses AOL of failing to supervise the employee and of falsely advertising that its online service was safe for children. Who's watching the watchers?"

Original Story on My Way News

This situation highlights problems we had to deal with on Project Achieve when it ran for Industry Canada as a learning project. It is impossible to provide a safe space. ONe option is to do what Amy did on MOOSECrossing; require everyone to get consent forms filled out and signed. What we chose to do was to record every conversation, and store it in case of complaints. We didn't claim to have a 'safe space' but we did claim to have a space where all communications could be tracked if there was a problem identified.

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April 16, 2005

Diamanda Galas & Negativland in one night.

We've got tickets! Open Ears is featuring Open Ears 2005 :: Diamanda Galás Open Ears 2005 :: Negativland on April 30th, in Kitchner Ontario. Brian Eno's speaking earlier in the week, but we can't make that. Going with Ken and Blake, and hopefully Yuka and Angela.

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NIN news from Boing Boing

Boing Boing: NIN's Trent Reznor releases song as GarageBand file: "NIN's Trent Reznor releases song as GarageBand file On nin.com, Trent Reznor is offering a complete mix of a song from the forthcoming Nine Inch Nails album as a Garageband 2.0 file. The CD/vinyl is due out on May 3."

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April 15, 2005

Fripp in town?

Robert Fripp has a blog. I'll tell you next friday why this is so interesting right now.

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Orange Baseball Cap

I finally added an image to the The Mirror Project: Jason Nolan | Orange Baseball Cap, having tripped over it again and being shocked that it was still about. When i first found it, it had about 1000 images. I'm #2872.


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Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry include Maux!

[Maureen's a long time friend and inspiration. She and I taught together for a number of years. She will be reading at the ARt Bar in the Victory Cafe, Tuesday April 19th at 8pm]

OMDC - Finalists - 18th Annual Trillium Book Award

Maureen Scott Harris: Drowning Lessons (Pedlar Press)

“Everything comes to this - a pause where the material world thins and questions.” Everything in Drowning Lessons? No book so rich will reduce to a single line, but this line will conduct you to the rest, to the shadows, the edges, the depths, the biting sense of betweenness in a life that has not thrived. Such a bleak life concentrated in these pages - why is the book so wonderfully satisfying to read? Because Maureen Scott Harris has gone deep, down and in, and returned with news as strange as it is familiar…Between everything and nothing this compelling book shimmers like a liquid mirror.” – Stan Dragland

Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Maureen Scott Harris grew up in Winnipeg, before moving to Toronto in 1964. She has been Cataloguer of Rare Books and Special Collections at both the University of Toronto Library and at Trinity College Library, and from 1983-1993, was co-ordinator of the Cataloguing-in-Publication Program of the University of Toronto Library. Currently she works as production manager for Brick Books. Her earlier publications are A Possible Landscape and the chapbook, The World Speaks.

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A friend hits the big time...

[Laura is Ken's sister-in-law, and every time she and her hubby Landro are in town, the drop over for tea. YAY Laura!]

New 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' star overcomes sour sound system:

Borrowing a story line from a classic backstage musical, chorus member Laura Schutter replaced pregnant star Darcie Roberts in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Bass Concert Hall on Tuesday — belting, shimmying and charming her way into our collective hearts.

Playing the pert country girl turned 1920s flapper — turned gold digger turned sweet romancer — Schutter was almost sabotaged by excruciatingly modulated amplification, which made her full voice sound shrill, while turning other performances virtually unintelligible.

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April 09, 2005

Hanging out at Dad's house.

Spending the week with my dad at his Summer Place. We're at the bar at the moment...

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April 07, 2005

palm island

Was checking out Google Maps - palm island florida. I figured I'd check out my dad's place. His place is in the middle of this image (just down from the tiny blue triangle on the island).

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April 06, 2005

WirelessToronto: a community wireless network for Toronto

[THis is a forwarded email...]
The costs of deploying WiFi access points have dropped over the past few years, but commercial WISPs (Wireless Internet Service Providers) are still trying to charge crazy rates for casual wireless Internet access. The same WISPs have been slow to deploy in Canada -- those hotspots that do exist are in areas obviously targeted at business users... the only ones who will pay their exorbitant rates.

Meanwhile, community wireless groups have emerged, attempting to fill the gaps by offering free wireless Internet access. Montreal's Ile Sans Fil has an impressive centrally-managed network of hotspots -- 30 to-date. In addition to offering Internet access, part of Ile Sans Fil's goal is to develop their hotspots' captive portal pages into a community resource -- for hotspot hosts to post information about upcoming events/exhibits/etc., but also for discussion, sharing of information, and the presentation of art projects. This initiative could have as -- or more -- important a role in the community as simple connectivity.

Toronto is sorely lacking a community wireless group; at the April Social Tech Brewing we'll discuss creating a group in Toronto which offers these services. Michael Lenczner from Ile Sans Fil will talk about the work that's been done in Montreal, and Gabe Sawhney will lead a discussion about approaches, models, and strategies for a community wireless group in Toronto.

So, please mark April 7th in your calendars! The event details are: 5:30 - 7PM @ The Centre for Social Innovation (the215.ca) 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 120 Just north of Queen on the east side of Spadina

Also, Please RSVP so we have enough chairs: phillip@communitybandwidth.ca

Social Tech Brewing: www.socialtechbrewing.org

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April 05, 2005

Are reusable water bottles dangerous

[Via Boing Boing]

"Nalgene gives you BRAIN DAMAGE! Yes, Bisphenol A, used to make Nalgene bottles and other hard plastic projects, apparently seeps into the body and can, in certain doses, mess with the function of the brain."

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Name in URL Not Copyright Infringement

Slashdot | Company Name in URL Not Copyright Infringement:

"Christoph writes "CNN reports that a man's website, http://www.bosleymedical.com, criticizing the Bosely Medical Institute does not infringe the institute's copyright on its name. The man's attorney is quoted as saying that the court's decision 'is an important victory for free speech on the Internet. It makes clear that consumers can use a trade name for a company they want to criticize.' The appeals court, however, reinstated part of the lawsuit in which Bosley alleged that Kremer is violating a so-called cybersquatting law by allegedly attempting to sell the site to Bosley in exchange for removing the disparaging material.""

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April 04, 2005

This makes [Joi] dislike not only Mozilla- but Google as well.

Joi Ito's Web: Google sending prefetch cookies: "It turned out that Mozilla browsers (that includes firefox) and Google have both enabled prefetch- although it would seem that Google only recently enabled it- as this is a new occurrence."

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Smitshonian Folkways music as 99c

Boing Boing: Smitshonian Folkways music as 99c no-DRM downloads

Henry sez, "the Smithsonian is making its Folkways collection (an incredible collection of American and world music, often collected by professional musicologists) available for download at 99c per song (more for some longer music). The nice bit is that the music is available in MP3, so that the buyer is free to transfer it to other devices etc as he/she wants. They seem to be making a big effort to get royalties back to the original artist too."

More at http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/geocache.asp

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April 03, 2005

A-listers et al

In an interesting bit of email getting passed round via barry's students, Netwoman sent along this article from Salon. How to Save the World

"A brand new Pew survey of Internet users lets bloggers track the growing audience for their writing. The survey suggests that the total online potential audience (regular Internet users) has reached 40% of the US population, and that 7% of them (8 million) have created a weblog at some time and 27% (32 million Americans) claim to read weblogs. Other research indicates that, excluding the exploding Chinese market, US blog readership is about 40% of global blog readership, which means that the blog writer now has a target audience of 80 million readers worldwide. Of that number, 6 million Americans (and perhaps 15 million worldwide) subscribe to one or more blogs through RSS feeds. About 40% of blog readers have posted comments on blogs. "

I got the following from Rebecca Blood:

Bloggers from the A-List to the Z-List | Civilities:

"There's been a lot of talk about the "A-List" in the blogosphere-- the top bloggers who get all the attention-- and this often inspires speculation about parallel B-lists and C-lists. What many people don't know is that the designations go all the way to Z. Here is the full list"

I've always thought that the a-list and the blogger/journalism debates were about as useful as the 'truth' and 'accuracy' debates for online information. If you have to trust the truth of information based on its location, you're screwed ex officio. It's all twisty inside... and better viewed from far away.

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April 02, 2005

The Algebraist: People You Know

I love Iain Banks, and I have imposed him on everyone I know... family, friends, students, and you. I'm just finishing his latest book The Algebraist (link is to interview with Banks). I'll send it off to one of the kids soon to be read. The coolest thing about this book is that I know some of the characters. KAT! and Jeremy, AKA the Dwellers are the oldest form of life in the galaxy; easy going your friends and mine, who just happen to potentially be the most dangerous non-civilization in the galaxy. Except no one takes them seriously, with all their clowning about and protestations of omnipotents... until it is too late.

From Review of Iain Banks Algebraist:
"Anyway, we have this well-established future human colony (civilization really) throughout a distant planetary system. Humans are on the system's Earthlike world, in orbiting habitats and (importantly for us) on many of the moons orbiting the gas giant 'Nasqueron'. Nasqueron is inhabited by an alien species called the Dwellers.... the Dwellers themselves are simply delightful and hell bent on doing their own thing in their own good time (which given their millions of years longevity can be a while). Often this manifests themselves in getting slightly out of their minds. Less likeable attributes? OK, so Dwellers hunt their young, but get this in a lifetime perspective.... Aside from their attitude to youth, Dwellers have a very relaxed attitude to life. Their military is a sort of interest club for hobbyists and their internal 'wars' are kind of games. However they have been around a while and it is best not to upset a Dweller lest, long after you have thought the dust well and truly settled, they casually wipe you out. They are very capable of meaning business if riled."

Note: Dwellers are the coolest characters Banks has created so far.

[comments are on...]

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The Science of Seeing with Sound.

Arun was telling me about The vOICe - Seeing with Sound on CBC Radio | Quirks & Quarks. I missed it, but it sounds cool:

April 2, 2005 on Quirks & Quarks

The Science of Seeing with Sound.

Imagine being blind for 25 years, and suddenly being able to see again - using your ears. It sounds impossible, but that's exactly what's happened to Pat Fletcher. For the past few years, she's been experimenting with a revolutionary new technology that allows her to see through sound. Using a simple computer program that she downloaded from the Internet, which translates visual images into soundscapes, Pat's brain is able to translate those sounds back into images. Find out how in Alison Motluk's remarkable documentary, "See, If You Can Hear This."

Plus - Meet T-Rex - in the flesh...

That's Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One.

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New Logo out of beta!

You must love my new logo, and colours! Rochelle (Diary of a Subversive Librarian) is the wizard of design and insight... catching my chaos. Though she has executed many design coups, she is also well known for her logo for Catspaw's Guide to the Inevitably Insane, and one can't help but wonder if Catspaw's recent abuse of Google News wasn't at least in part influenced by the design.

thanks rochelle! we love you!

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April 01, 2005

Mike Parson's Project

I like Michael Parsons's work. It is all over toronto, usually on walls in alleys.

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Ken Emig @ Pukka Gallery

As I mentioned, ken's got a show at the Pukka Gallery. Here's a web gallery of the show:
"Bits of Technology" by Kenneth Emig at Pukka Gallery, Ottawa, Canada, March - April 2005

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KAT! is trouble again.

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