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“UPDATE” Book Launch Tomorrow

Snare Books and Coach House Books present the launch of Update by Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler (CFC Media Lab Faculty member) with special guest Jon Paul Fiorentino (Indexical Elegies) and hosted by Christian Bök.

For writers Darren Wershler and Bill Kennedy, status updates are also poetry. Or,
rather, it becomes poetry after the RRS feeds of thousands of Facebook users have
been harvested, shorn of the user names and attached to the names of dead poets or
writers.

- Globe and Mail, Books section

The Deets!

The When: 7:30 PM TOMORROW! Wednesday, December 15 (Jon Paul Fiorentino’s b-day!)
The Where: Magpie Tavern, 831 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
The Why-wouldn’t-you?: FREE

KENK Makes Quill & Quire’s Book Of the Year 2010 Non-Fiction List

HUGE congratulations to Alex Jansen (Pop Sandbox) and his fabulous team for making Quill & Quire‘s Book of the Year List 2010 with their graphic novel KENK: A Graphic Portrait. (Check out the other top dogs who made the list.)

KENK: A Graphic Portrait
is a ground-breaking 304-page journalistic comic book detailing the life and times of Igor Kenk, “the world’s most prolific bicycle thief” (The New York Times and The Guardian). In summer 2008, Kenk was arrested and nearly 3,000 bicycles were seized in one of the biggest news stories of the year. Built from more than 30 hours of never-before-seen intimate footage taken over the year leading right up to his arrest, KENK is a thought-provoking and surprisingly funny portrait of an outsize neighbourhood figure and a city in flux.

DIVE INTO KENK HERE.

UPDATE! KENK’s on a roll! Check out Quill & Quire’s Covers of the Year 2010 List: www.quillandquire.com/blog/index.php/2010/11/25/books-of-the-year-2010-covers-of-the-year/5/

VIDEO: CFC Media Lab Alumnus Takes Us on a STROLL

Shawn Micallef, Treehouse Talks, Sept. 3 2010 @ MaRS from Joseph Wilson on Vimeo.

Shawn describes his new book Stroll: Phsychogeographic walking Tours of Toronto and where his inspiration comes from.

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Tweets Poetic Musings with Stroll City, Interactive Media-Art Project


Stroll City will appear on Onestop subway platform screens across the city every 10 minutes from September 21 – October 5.

Shawn Micallef, CFC Media Lab Alumnus and the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto (as well as EYE WEEKLY columnist/Spacing editor/flâneur extraordinaire), will be tweeting his Toronto discoveries through the Twitter handle @strollcity in addition to his own feed. Torontonians are encouraged to respond to his tweets with comments and their own discoveries over the two weeks. Click here to tweet him now!

TTC riders in the city can tweet their replies to Micallef’s texts, only to see them magically appear shortly thereafter in an ever-changing spot on the Onestop Media (http://www.onestopmedia.com) TTC network of screens, visible to over 1 million subway commuters daily.

Stroll City ran in conjunction with Culture Days, a weekend long initiative (September 24 -26) dedicated to celebrating arts and culture in the city.

Culture Days applauds The Stroll City project by Art for Commuters, Onestop and Coach House Press for its unique approach to interactivity and its embrace of the Culture Days spirit…

- Aubrey Reeves, Culture Days Animator/Coordinator – Ontario Arts Council

Get ready to walk and observe! Take part in this unique, groundbreaking opportunity: a city-wide, interactive media-art project that engages with Toronto and its citizens!

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Book Launch TONIGHT!

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CFC Media Lab Alumnus Book Launch TONIGHT!

Come celebrate the first book by CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Shawn Micallef:

STROLL: PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIC WALKING TOURS OF TORONTO

Featuring illustrations and maps by Marlena Zuber, published by Coach House Books.

WHERE: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., West of Dufferin, Toronto

WHEN: Tonight! Tuesday, May 18, Doors at 7p/Show at 8p

Shawn Micallef has been involved with such city-based projects and publications as [murmur]*, Spacing, Eye Weekly and the new Yonge Street online magazine. His first book (a co-publication with Eye Weekly) features a collection of Micallef’s psychogeographic reportages — some of which have been featured in Eye Weekly (and since expanded) — that situate Toronto’s buildings and streets in living, breathing detail, and tell us about the people who use them, the ways they are being used and how they are evolving.

Eye Weekly’s Edward Keenan will interview author Shawn Micallef live on-stage.
There will be snacks and maps and will be capped off with nothing less than a DJ’ed dance party!

Check out: http://murmur.info

*[murmur] was created during the Fall 2002 Residency of the Telus Interactive Art & Entertainment Program at the CFC Media Lab. There are no limits to what you can create here! Applications for our Fall 2010 session are due June 4, 2010. Apply Now: www.cfcmedialab.com

REMINDER! CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party with 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox

This is a reminder for the CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party @ Hot Docs celebrating 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox with their release of KENK, a 304-page journalistic comic book in bookstores this May. The entire creative team will be on hand to celebrate the release and do a special short presentation as well as display original artwork, animation and more.

WHEN: Thurs. May 6, 7pm ‘til late

WHERE: Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St W)

ADMISSION: Free!

Presented by Pop Sandbox, TCAF, Hot Docs, The CFC Media Lab, TCHAD Magazine, NOW Magazine & Steam Whistle. KENK includes a robust interactive on-line component produced with the support of the CFC Media Lab and an animated film treatment in development.
Visit: www.kenk.ca.

LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW ABOUT THE RELEASE OF KENK ON “Q”, CBC RADIO

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CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party with 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox

The CFC Media Lab would like to invite you all to come out and support the CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party @ Hot Docs celebrating 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox with their release of KENK, a 304-page journalistic comic book in bookstores this May. The entire creative team will be on hand to celebrate the release and do a special short presentation as well as display original artwork, animation and more.

WHEN: Thurs. May 6, 7pm ‘til late

WHERE: Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St W)

ADMISSION: Free!

Presented by Pop Sandbox, TCAF, Hot Docs, The CFC Media Lab, TCHAD Magazine, NOW Magazine & Steam Whistle. KENK includes a robust interactive on-line component produced with the support of the CFC Media Lab and an animated film treatment in development.
Visit: www.kenk.ca.

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CFC Media Lab Alumnus Recognized By National Post

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CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Shawn Micallef, authors “Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto” (Coach House/May), one of the books recognized by the National Post’s list of Most Anticipated Books of 2010.

Micallef has been writing the “Stroll” column for Toronto’s Eye Weekly for years. This book collects and expands some of his favourite pieces.

View National Post’s Most Anticipated books of 2010 here.

Visit a collection of Shawn Micallef’s Eye Weekly articles here.

KENK Makes Quill & Quire’s Book Of the Year 2010 Non-Fiction List

HUGE congratulations to Alex Jansen (Pop Sandbox) and his fabulous team for making Quill & Quire‘s Book of the Year List 2010 with their graphic novel KENK: A Graphic Portrait. (Check out the other top dogs who made the list.) KENK: A Graphic Portrait is a ground-breaking 304-page journalistic comic book detailing the life and […]

VIDEO: CFC Media Lab Alumnus Takes Us on a STROLL

Shawn Micallef, Treehouse Talks, Sept. 3 2010 @ MaRS from Joseph Wilson on Vimeo. Shawn describes his new book Stroll: Phsychogeographic walking Tours of Toronto and where his inspiration comes from.

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Tweets Poetic Musings with Stroll City, Interactive Media-Art Project

Stroll City will appear on Onestop subway platform screens across the city every 10 minutes from September 21 – October 5. Shawn Micallef, CFC Media Lab Alumnus and the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto (as well as EYE WEEKLY columnist/Spacing editor/flâneur extraordinaire), will be tweeting his Toronto discoveries through the Twitter handle […]

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Book Launch TONIGHT!

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Book Launch TONIGHT! Come celebrate the first book by CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Shawn Micallef: STROLL: PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIC WALKING TOURS OF TORONTO Featuring illustrations and maps by Marlena Zuber, published by Coach House Books. WHERE: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., West of Dufferin, Toronto WHEN: Tonight! Tuesday, May 18, Doors at […]

REMINDER! CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party with 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox

This is a reminder for the CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party @ Hot Docs celebrating 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox with their release of KENK, a 304-page journalistic comic book in bookstores this May. The entire creative team will be on hand to celebrate the release and do a special short presentation as well as […]

CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party with 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox

The CFC Media Lab would like to invite you all to come out and support the CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party @ Hot Docs celebrating 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox with their release of KENK, a 304-page journalistic comic book in bookstores this May. The entire creative team will be on hand to celebrate the […]

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Recognized By National Post

CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Shawn Micallef, authors “Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto” (Coach House/May), one of the books recognized by the National Post’s list of Most Anticipated Books of 2010. Micallef has been writing the “Stroll” column for Toronto’s Eye Weekly for years. This book collects and expands some of his favourite pieces. View […]

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