Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Voting in the US Election in Brooklyn

I decided last minute to head down to New York from Montreal to witness the biggest election of our time. Obama vs. McCain, and I wanted to be in the belly of the beast when the polls came in. Staying with friend, and Obama supporter (and active member of society, going door to door to get people out and vote, Chirag Patel who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here's a short video of his voting experience, and my first look at these archaic washing machines that Americans vote on.

Currently I am sitting artist and freelancer co-working space, 3rd Ward in Bushwick, Brooklyn for the "Call for Change" program, where volunteers get on their cell phones and call the battleground states to get citizens out to vote. In the 3rd Ward there is a poll watching party, with free silkscreening (of Obama's face) and a sculpture of Palin's head.

Friday, October 10, 2008

How to use your new iPod cellphone

So you are the new owner of an iPod Cellphone. Sometimes referred to on the street as an iPhone. As a fellow owner of an iPod cellphone, let me give you a few starter tips to begin your new life.

First. you take pictures of all your friends for your contacts. See example with Matthew Forsythe and his new iPod cellphone.

This will annoy, yet excite them once you show their picture when they call.

Then you download the Montreal STM application. so you can find the bus. This will also impress your bus taking friends.

Then set your ringer to the old school telephone ring to be like all the other iPod cell phone users.

Then you start uploading images to Facebook. This will show everyone that you have an ipod cellphone. And can take pictures anywhere and pretty much of anything. And get it to Facebook without wasting anytime going to a computer.

This will also makes them jealous. Yet excited because they will have their pictures on FB immediatly.

It also shows how cool you are in the middle of the day.

You should then post all random information you have about your iPod cell phone on your barely used blog. Such as info like, "I downloaded the new beer pouring application. It really looks like my phone is a pint of beer."

This will show the 2 people who accidently press on www.spectraversa.com in your email signature that you are cool. And own an ipod cell phone.

Then you complain about the cost of owning an iPod cell phone.

But secretly think you are better than everyone else because you are willing to spend your rent/food money on an iPod cellphone.

Try these simple steps when getting your iPod cell phone and make new friends (which means new contacts in your iPod cell phone) today.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Adolph Harper cuts more Cultural Funding

Stephen Harper continues to slash away at cultural funding, by stripping Tele-Film of 14.5 Million dollars of new media funding.

As seen on artthreat.net check out this appropriatly satirical video.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Deirdre Porter

My best friend, the infamously funny Deirdre Porter died on May 30th in Halifax due to leukemia. She was the most amazing friend and will be missed intensely by many, many people who were fortunate to have known her. She had a full life, if short, and spent her last year living and loving Japan.

xoxo Deirdre. I can't wait to see you again.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The One AM Radio video

Beautiful little video, made with pencil drawings and a Mac isight camera and photobooth. And to think I use mine to just pictures of myself and my dog with distorted heads. Music by One AM Radio. Check out their youtube channel for more.

Monday, February 18, 2008

207 People Freeze in Grand Central Station

Stumbled Upon this video of 207 people all simultaneously "freezing" in place in a busy New York public space. The other passer byers are totally confused at this mass time freeze! Pretty awesome idea.