Happy 2014 Update

Blogs ebb and flow like the tide, and this one is now flowing again. Here's a quick update about some recent activities as well as some of what I will be up to in 2014. Of course The Media League has been my main focus, with season 2 in full swing and producing some very... Continue Reading →

Media League Championship Countdown – Day 1

Wow. What an exciting game filled with talented young artists and enthusiastic fans of their awesome artworks. That's what The Media League is all about! With a little over 24 hours left JP Stevens (28,965 points) has extended its league after regaining it from Power On (22,773 points) 2 days ago. Meanwhile North Point High... Continue Reading →

Goodbye to Jayne Cortez

Great poets are warriors. Jayne Cortez, who died on December 28th 2012, was a great poet and a great warrior. Were the world under attack and a champion needed to stand for us, I'd have taken Jayne over the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger any day, remaking life and death and every hopeful or violent human... Continue Reading →

The Media League in the Media

If I have been away from this blog for a while (I have) it's only because I have been so totally focused on The Media League, my brand new digital business/digital culture venture, which has been exciting but all-consuming. Happily, here's a link to a new article about us featuring an interview with yours truly:... Continue Reading →

Making Meaning Around the World

What does a book mean in Cuba? A cell phone in Iran? What do the millions of miles of fibreoptic cable wound round the earth mean to you, to me? How are those meanings changing? How are our changing tools changing our world? Changing us? These questions concern artists in every corner of the world,... Continue Reading →

Ottawa’s Feral Choir : skyrrxifliggrzbtnmlif

Thanks Max. Thanks Phil. Max is Max Middle, poetic curator, and Phil is Phil Minton, veteran vocal confabulator from the land beyond the sea and maestro of Ottawa's briefly resplendent Feral Choir, which I was part of, one of 25 growling, howling vocalists in sensible shoes. (Nikes in my case. Phil wore Chinese slippers.)  We... Continue Reading →

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