Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

National Aboriginal Day – Wab Kinew’s “500 years in 2 minutes”

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Happy National Aboriginal Day everyone! Wab Kinew, always concise, does 500 years of ‘Canadian’ history in 2 minutes. “So what went wrong? It wasn’t always like this when we started down the path. When the settlers first arrived the natives welcomed them, and helped them out. It wasn’t like they showed up and the natives said “uh oh, there goes the neighbourhood.” And the relationship grew stronger—fashionable even. “Remember these? …read more

New Edward Snowden interview, conducted by German television

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Pretty interesting interview on German television and now distributed on LiveLeak. Worth watching. He’s very articulate, and Canada’s CSEC is mentioned.

Defeating Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Sorry, another post on politics, not design (but see About). And this is one that will annoy my more partisan friends, though perhaps not as much as partisanship is annoying me. So here’s Joyce Murray‘s idea for how to get Harper—Canada’s Republican/Tea Party equivalent—out of office in the next federal election. And it’s an idea that’s coming from a party I only vote for except when tactically necessary to ensure …read more

Surveillance camera map, Vancouver

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Very nice map of surveillance cameras in downtown Vancouver, by the Vancouver Public Space Network. Disturbing content aside, it’s a very attractive map.    

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are back

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Finally, a new album after ten years. Seems it’s only available on their tour merch tables right now. Beautiful album design, including the following: More Godspeed You! graphics here

Radiant City – entertaining critique of the suburbs of Calgary and beyond

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Radiant City is an entertaining 2006 Canadian film written and directed by Calgary filmmaker Gary Burns  (Kitchen Party, Suburbanator, Way Downtown) and Jim Brown. The  film focus on the Moss family, who introduce us to the brand new suburb they have recently settled in. You can watch the whole NFB film here. Toronto urban designer Ken Greenberg appears, as well as Mark Kingwell, Beverly Sandalack, James Howard Kunstler (The Geography of Nowhere, Long Emergency), Andrés Duany and other …read more