It was a grey weekend in Toronto but that did not stop the lively and colourful artist Bill Wrigley from heading out to the upper reaches of Toronto to “throw” at a semi-secret location known as “Crang’s Pond,” just off the Humber River. Though the old high school football field was covered with toxic geese droppings, we watched and ran as Bill’s beautiful, high performance art boomerangs were thrown into the air… only to return back towards us again! The wind buffeted and shifted about, making their flight path exciting and unpredictable, but there were some really good throws and good catches, mostly by Bill but also by my brother Mike, whom Bill teaches to throw here in this video. Take a look, enjoy, and please don’t laugh (too hard) at my girly attempt at throwing. Yes, I used to play softball, but that was a long time ago. My arms are better used for holding a video camera today.
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This morning I watched The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard documentary on YouTube, thanks to a post I received in my inbox today linking me to Doktor Spinn‘s news update and link to the film posted on his blog yesterday.
The film by Simon Klose is being shared for free on Youtube and a number of other sites including The Pirate Bay, in keeping with principles of Internet freedom and democracy. For this reason I am sharing the film here too as recommended viewing for anyone interested in safeguarding a free and open Internet.
I think the film is a good overview of the legal battle the peer-to-peer file-sharing site’s founders faced following a 2006 raid and subsequent court-order to shut the site down following allegations of copyright violations. The film also provides some insight into The Pirate Bay’s origins and shows the founders at their best and worst as their case is heard in the courts.
The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is a documentary that prompts important questions about the economics of intellectual property in an age where information wants to be free and openly shared on the Internet.
For more information check out Openmedia.ca and the Declaration of Internet Freedom. Also see Google’s Take Action and The Internet Archive (hosting one of my favourite free archives, the online repository of the Prelinger Archives founded by my main hero, Rick Prelinger).Read More
FTP Media is currently overseeing and mentoring students in the production of a video series for the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre, a not-for-profit association founded by OCAD University in Toronto with a mission to “support design leadership, experience innovation and applied research in Canada’s mobile and wireless industries.”
The next phase of this workshop focuses on Mobile Design & Development and is scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2013 at OCAD University. Speakers include Ilona Posner, User & Usability Consultant, Sebastian Villa, Partner/CTO at Social Control, and Mark Kolody & Colin Turnbull, Kolody Inc.
For more information and to register for this excellent program, visit the link on Eventbrite here.Read More
Funny, I received a link to this pretty letter in my inbox today. Deep Nishar, Senior VP of Products & User Experience thanking and informing me that my profile is among the top 5% most viewed LinkedIn profiles of 2012.