The past week saw the debut of YegNews.com, billed as “Edmonton’s Online Newspaper.” The launch of a new source of journalism is always good news, and I love that the focus is local. I see quite a few comments, tweets and likes, too, which indicates it is being well-received.I hold YegNews’s founders, Scott McKeen and … More Edmonton New Media Roundup 6
“I’m not so much a girl geek as scientifically minded, but OK.” That’s what my nine-year-old daughter said when I asked her to pose for a picture wishing the Edmonton Girl Geek Dinner a happy first birthday.So, yeah, she’s a geek. But I mean that in the nicest, proudest way. I love that she made a … More Happy birthday, #Yeg Girl Geeks!
Robert Kroetsch wrote about the Alberta I knew. I had never encountered such a writer until a Western Canadian literature course at the University of Alberta introduced him to me. I have loved him ever since. Once the news of his death broke, it was clear that he had touched many in the same way. … More Storify: Tribute to Robert Kroetsch, 1927-2011
She is a singular dilithium chamber powering the Starship New Media in the city of Edmonton. Uttered by Adam Rozenhart about me on Episode 51 of The Unknown Studio. I need to create something blurbable so that this can be my blurb. Also, Scott C. Bourgeois called me “the core of the Voltron that the league … More
The biggest new media event of the past week was Pecha Kucha Night, the 10th in a series of stimulating conversation-starters put on by Edmonton’s NextGen committee. If you missed it or want to relive it, the Edmonton Journal has archived video of its livestream, and presenter Mack Male has a comprehensive summary and commentary, … More Edmonton New Media Roundup 5
mastermaq: (via The ABCs of saving city neighbourhoods) “For the past few years, while city planners have been trying to figure out how to bring people back into older neighbourhoods, school boards moved the opposite way — closing older schools and heading for the suburbs.”
Much of the new media buzz this week emanated from TEDxEdmonton, a day of inspirational talks at the Citadel on June 11. I didn’t go, but I’m looking forward to watching the video. The live-stream is archived here, but the sound is kind of sketchy. Twitter was of course alive with TED talk throughout the … More Edmonton New Media Roundup 4
I learned a lot at meshwest in Calgary on June 8, and I decided to try to capture some of that with Storify. If you were there and want to relive it, or couldn’t make it and don’t want to sift through the hashtag, here you go.
It was good news for wonks when Dave Cournoyer came home from Australia and leapt back into blogging on the suddenly interesting Alberta political scene. Last week alone saw five posts, including a look at the Conservative leadership contenders, the matter of who to blame for teacher layoffs, and the Alberta Liberals’ recent changes.Dave is … More Edmonton New Media Roundup 3
My bike: Rusty and bent, but it was free, it goes, and it’s mine. (Taken with instagram)