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Nato raises fears of Russian invasion under ‘pretext of humanitarian or peace-keeping mission’

The Independent reports that Russia’s military buildup on the Ukraine border could turn into an invasion on thin pretexts. There are plenty of Russian troops already inside Ukraine (without even counting Crimea). I wouldn’t be surprised if their massive troop buildup is just cover for men and materiel to flow into the occupied zones. It’s […]

“Space, Baby” premiere at The Toast, Apr 17-19 2014

Come to the spectacular performance of SPACE, BABY. April 17, 18, 19 – 8 pm The Toast Collective 648 Kingsway Tickets $10/15 at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets Space, Baby is a multimedia performance inspired by the palate of 1960s sci-fi film which tells the surreal story of a lone woman searching her […]

Summer video camp for teens at VIVO

Video Revolution! Making your message (click above for the application form and contact info) 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, […]

Is there a Social-Media Fueled Protest Style? An Analysis From #jan25 to #geziparki | technosociology

 Guardian coverage of Turkey is pretty good but this one is from a social-media analyst in Turkey.  Great summary of the history, leading up to the current events. Is there a Social-Media Fueled Protest Style? An Analysis From #jan25 to #geziparki | technosociology. “So, let’s get some of the Tahrir/Taksim comparisons out of the way. […]

Flick teaches video journalism at VIVO

Learn on-camera reporting, off-camera interview skills, documentary shooting techniques, polished journalistic writing skills, and documentary editing. February 23, 2013 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm February 24, 2013 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm Video Journalism At VIVO Media Arts 1965 Main St @ 4th To sign up email us at education@vivomediaarts.com or call 604.872.8337/ext.1 Participants will develop a documentary concept […]

Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic

(found this via the Frameworks listserv.  In other words, through Dark Social.) Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic. Here’s a pocket history of the web, according to many people. In the early days, the web was just pages of information linked to each […]

Video Journalism workshops at VIVO

Learn on-camera reporting, off-camera interview skills, documentary shooting techniques, polished journalistic writing skills, and documentary editing. Participants will develop a documentary concept (or bring one you have in mind) and shoot footage that will be analyzed and edited over two workshop sessions.  You are welcome to use VIVO’s video cameras, or you can bring your […]

Online surveillance bill opens door for Big Brother – CBC News

Terry Milewski Politics Online surveillance bill opens door for Big Brother – Politics – CBC News. “Essentially, [this law] says that government agents may enter an ISP when they wish, without a warrant, and demand to see absolutely everything — including all data anywhere on the network — and to copy it all. If that […]

Conservatives mix up their con-job on new internet snooping bill

Fast-moving news today about the new internet surveillance law, bill C-30. Vic Toews, Canadian Public Safety Minister, has pulled the GW Bush card in the war against privacy: “You either stand with us, or you stand with the child pornographers.” He denies saying this, but here’s the video: In response, the anonymous Twitter user Vikileaks30 […]

Stop Online Spying!

Stop Online Spying | OpenMedia.ca. Please circulate and sign this petition. The government is about to push through a set of electronic surveillance laws that will invade your privacy and cost you money. The plan is to force every phone and Internet provider to allow “authorities” to collect the private information of any Canadian, at […]

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