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It’s Complicated

These days when people people ask me what I’ve been up to, the answers can get quite convoluted. So in the absence of a FaceBook account here’s a sampling of some recent projects, and just enough back story to make

Posted in academia, activism, agitprop, archives, art, design, ecology, environment, history, Kanadische Kultur, McLuhan, media, teaching, technology, urbanism

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

Meta-Post: The New Urban Uncanny

Click on the image below for a link to the ol’ Tumblr blog (Boring from Within) that predates the site you’re reading. The boundary between blogs #1 and #2 is porous and may prove untenable, but as a believer in

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Posted in architecture, environment, media, technology, urbanism

Planning Toronto in 1915

In preparation for my impending visit to the big city I’m posting some good, bad and ugly maps and data graphics–many of them far too colourful–from volume 2 of the┬áReport to the Civic Transportation Committee on Radial Railway Entrances and

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Posted in history, Kanadische Kultur, libraries, maps, 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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