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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

Culture Days is Fast Approaching!

Calling All Digital Creators!

Culture Days is a massive arts and culture party taking place in every province and territory across Canada this September 24 – 26, 2010 (in Alberta, September 17 – 19). The party takes shape in the form of thousands of free interactive activities for the public to enjoy and appreciate the inner world of artists and creators. Everyone connected to the creative process (including you!) is encouraged to join the movement by registering an activity at www.culturedays.ca

Activities can be as simple opening the doors to your studio and sharing your creative process as a designer, architect, artist or writer. Host a demo in person or online via UStream. The only requirements are that registered activities must be free, open to the public and interactive. The interactive component can be sophisticated or quite simple. For example, if you have an exhibit going on, you can add a simple interaction by offering a chance to meet the artists or to talk to the curators about the show, or finding a way to encourage dialogue among the public themselves.

If you can’t organize an activity this year, we hope you will help spread the word about cool Culture Days activities in your area. Every activity has its own page on the website with social media buttons to make it easy for you to share it with friends. Or make your own Top 10 list on Facebook. Show your support for culture!

For more information on Culture Days, please contact helenyung@culturedays.ca or visit www.culturedays.ca where you can search by postal code or keywords or browse by category or using the Google Maps Mashup.

Be a part of making culture free for all!

Stitch Media and Showcase.ca Seeking Fresh Talent for Web-Series

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Calling all aspiring actors: STITCH MEDIA (www.stitchmedia.ca) and SHOWCASE (showcase.ca) are hosting an online, Canada-wide talent search for their new comedy web series, Moderation Town. Quirky, crude, and awkwardly self-aware, Moderation Town satirizes the worst of Internet culture by revealing how online attitudes affect average, normal people in the real world.

We want to hear the most creative, hilarious stories people have experienced online. It could be an awkward Facebook encounter, an odd Chatroulette conversation, or the most atrocious message board flamewar. It doesn’t even have to be true. We just want to see what stories people have and search out new and aspiring actors through this open casting call.

- Mark Mullane
Co-writer & Director of Moderation Town

The Deets!

THE WHAT: Searching for fresh, new talent to star in this upcoming six-part comedy web series. Aspiring actors are encouraged to upload a video submission of a funny or embarrassing 90-second anecdote about an online encounter, real or fictional, on the Moderation Town Talent Search YouTube channel (which can be reached via www.moderationtown.com).

THE WHEN: From July 30th to August 20th, 2010

THE PRIZE:
Prizes will be awarded for the funniest and most popular audition videos on August 20th. The best auditions will be shortlisted for the chance to win an Apple iPad and a second audition that could lead to a part in the show, set to launch on showcase.ca in Fall 2010.

…why do I get the feeling the most embarrassing submission will be about a (first-and-last) Chatroulette experience?


Mark the Date for PrivacyCampTO

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Privacy for everyone!

PrivacyCampTO will convene 60 participants from all walks of life, including educators, techies, policymakers, students, academics, librarians, and casual users to talk about privacy issues and solutions in the age of social media ubiquity. We will look at privacy issues relating to everyday users and everyday situations both practically and theoretically. In other words, privacy for everyone. So, come to discuss privacy policy, learn how to protect yourself on Facebook or share your online privacy experiences (positive or negative).


WHEN:
June 19, 2010 at 9PM

WHERE: Ryerson University
80 Gould Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON

We’re aiming to have a friendly, informal and accessible event. Everyone is invited to participate or present and we encourage those presenting to do a more informal led-conversation or speed geek in lieu of a PowerPoint. Bonus: All attendees get free breakfast, lunch and beer (at the hacklab.to after party!)

REGISTER: privacycampto.eventbrite.org
CONTACT Kate Raynes-Goldie (CFC Media Lab Guest Faculty): kate@atmosphereindustries.com
Interested in presenting/leading a conversation? Add your topic here: barcamp.org/PrivacyCampTOTopics
MORE INFO: privacycampto.org / @privacycampto


Culture Days is Fast Approaching!

Calling All Digital Creators! Culture Days is a massive arts and culture party taking place in every province and territory across Canada this September 24 – 26, 2010 (in Alberta, September 17 – 19). The party takes shape in the form of thousands of free interactive activities for the public to enjoy and appreciate the […]

Stitch Media and Showcase.ca Seeking Fresh Talent for Web-Series

Calling all aspiring actors: STITCH MEDIA (www.stitchmedia.ca) and SHOWCASE (showcase.ca) are hosting an online, Canada-wide talent search for their new comedy web series, Moderation Town. Quirky, crude, and awkwardly self-aware, Moderation Town satirizes the worst of Internet culture by revealing how online attitudes affect average, normal people in the real world. We want to hear […]

Mark the Date for PrivacyCampTO

Privacy for everyone! PrivacyCampTO will convene 60 participants from all walks of life, including educators, techies, policymakers, students, academics, librarians, and casual users to talk about privacy issues and solutions in the age of social media ubiquity. We will look at privacy issues relating to everyday users and everyday situations both practically and theoretically. In […]

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