27 June 2007

Cahoots is back!

Go pick up the Summer 2007 issue of Cahoots!

The theme is Many Cultures and the cover art is a lively, colourful mosaic.
And of course, there are engaging, meaningful stories inside.

Summer 2007 Cover

While you're at it, why not grab a banner for your own site?
Come on, you know you want to.

13 June 2007

Independent media is good for your mental health

This cartoon is a little cheesy, but I like to support independent media. Especially when it's something I read daily.

07 June 2007

No Facebook for me... yet

I've been toying with the idea of starting a Facebook page, but for the same reasons I never got involved with MySpace, I've been hesitating. It's not that I'm painfully shy; I already have this blog, a freelance web site and a DeviantArt account. But how many presences does a person need online to express herself? I've also been afraid that I'd get sucked farther into a myopic electronic existence.

Today I read a Tyee article called The Perils of Do-It-Yourself CeWebrity that quite nicely summarizes all of my concerns regarding online social networking and analyzes the implications for the real world. I already get way too wrapped up in my own writing (although I think this is probably unavoidable, sometimes even necessary, for most writers). I just can't justify one more page dedicated to "useless info about me" that doesn't actually serve a purpose.

05 June 2007

Wild graphics networking and usage

From Google Earth to community digital art projects to local graphics display and storage, this tool and the programming behind it could really change the way my world works. Normally I wouldn't post a projection presentation, but this is just too cool.
The Photosynth Experience

Or if the video isn't loading properly, try www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129.