art for social change

Dakota Bowl Bear Sanctuary 360 Photos

This weekend I went on an expedition hosted by The Only Animal to the Bear Sanctuary on the sunshine coast, in an old-growth rain forest which hasn’t been in a fire for 3000 years. We saw Culturally Modified Trees (where indigenous people had stripped bark to produce blankets, etc) and bear dens (hollow trees where […]

Yanis Varoufakis is my new Economics Professor

Figuratively speaking, that is.  I just drew this portrait of him and now I want to explain why. I first liked him when he spoke of dismantling the media oligopolies in Greece.  His interview on that subject hit my radars at the same time as Sun News TV, the conservative mouthpiece in Canada, finally ran […]

Anonymoose at CineEco Film Festival in Portugal

The film I made with Catherine Falkner during a residency at Black Bag Media Collective in St John’s, Newfoundland is now in distribution with VIVO media arts, and the first screening from this relationship is happening at CineEco environmental film festival in Portugal in October (or as they say in Portugal, “outubro”! The film, a […]

Why Google Glass Is So Bad and Hated and Will Never Work

I love this article and agree completely. Why Google Glass Is So Bad and Hated and Will Never Work. “People pay thousands of dollars to have lasers shot at their eyes so they don’t have to wear glasses. People put little pieces of plastic right on their eyes so they don’t have to wear glasses. […]

Toronto Library is Hiring a Filmmaker for Residency

Toronto Public Library is hiring a filmmaker for a unique and fun job: our Fall 2014 Innovator in Residence. The six-week residency will take place October 20 to November 30 at the Digital Innovation Hub at Toronto Reference Library.   The recently-opened Hub is a learning and creation space that gives anyone with a library […]

VANDOCUMENT covers Video Revolution! Making Your Message @ VIVO

(So it’s good to know my crazy professor hair gets attention, but they also say I have “an impressive portfolio of films…”) One week tech camp teaches youth filmmaking with a purpose Words by Alicia McLean Photos by Sheng Ho Sitting with the instructors of Video Revolution! in the trendy yellow chairs of VIVO Media […]

Calling all Artists in the Columbia Basin: Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nelson

From ArtStarts in Schools –. Calling all Artists in the Columbia Basin: Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nelson We are excited to announce a new event for artists in the Columbia Basin this Fall. We are now accepting applications for the Arts Integration Learning Lab, taking place in Nelson. BC, from September 23 to 27, […]

Teen Summer Video Activist Camp @ VIVO

Video Revolution! Making your message August 5-9, 2013 9 AM-4 PM Final Exhibition: Friday, August 9, 4:30-6 PM ¡VIVO la revolución! Youth ages 13-18 are invited to spend a week at VIVO immersed in the hands-on creation of documentaries, news, commercials, music videos, public service announcements, viral videos and/or other mediums for creating persuasive messaging. […]

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