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Seizing Canada’s Scientists: A Dissenter’s View

To the Honourable James Moore, Greg Rickford, Stephen Harper, and Industry Canada: I see that today is the last day to hand in a response to the Harper Government™‘s quietly-released “consultation paper” on Science, Technology and Innovation. Based on an eponymous Speech from

Posted in academia, environment, freedom, politics, science, sustainability, technology

Elsewhere

Heading into the new year my web activity is all happening elsewhere. Audiocasts (over at Slow Ottawa) Audiocast #4: Living Lightly with David Chernushenko.  A talk with Ottawa city councilor David Chernushenko, a tireless local advocate for living lightly and  active transport. Audiocast #3: Coming Home

Posted in design, media, sustainability, teaching

I walk Slowly …

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Posted in agitprop, experience, politics, sustainability

Thank You Douglas Rushkoff

Having learned the hard way that hater-baiting is a loser’s game I’m not going to critique or even name the author who recently made the absurd claim, in a Prominent and Respectable Middlebrow Magazine, that Douglas Rushkoff’s Present Shock (whose title said hater

Posted in activism, ecology, environment, media, sustainability

Meta Post: Slow Ottawa

Did you miss me? I’ve been busy trying to scrounge a living over here with my most ambitious and elegant web project to date, a guide to sustainable living in Canada’s capital. I’m five days in, and already I’ve made

Posted in activism, design, ecology, environment, politics, sustainability, urbanism
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Art historian (PhD Harvard '03)

Founder, Principal >> smallmuseums.ca

Principal Researcher, Knowledge Design >> hpg.io

Executive Director >> VisionZero.ca / Love30.ca

McLuhan Scholar >> http://mcluhan.consortium.io/

DataViz Instructor >> designincubator.info

Sustainable Living >> slowottawa.ca | @slowottawa

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