Tomorrow morning radio interviews talking copyright and the Android box injunction

For all you early birds:

June 15, 2016

5:45AM
Toronto–Metro Morning
Matt Galloway – Host
Twitter (show): @metromorning
Twitter (host): @mattgallowaycbc

6:00AM
Kitchener-Waterloo
Host: Craig Norris
Twitter: @cbckw891

6:20AM
Sudbury – Morning North
Markus Schwabe – Host
Twitter (show): @MorningNorth
Twitter (host): @cbcmarkus

6:40AM
Quebec City – Quebec AM
Host: Susan Campbell
Twitter (show): @cbcquebecam
Twitter (host): @susancbcquebec

7:00AM
Goose Bay (Labrador) – Labrador Morning
Matt McCann & Bailey White – Host/Tech
Twitter: @CBCLabrador

7:10AM
Corner Brook – West Coast Morning
Bernice Hillier – Host
EARLY AM Host/operator Brian Mchugh
Twitter: @cbccornerbrook

7:20AM
Gander – Central Morning
Leigh Anne Power – Host
Twitter: @centralmorning

7:30AM
Yellowknife – The Trailbreaker **IP**
Loren McGinnis- Host
Twitter: @TheTrailBreaker
@lorenmcginnis

7:50AM
Whitehorse – A New Day
Sandi Coleman – Host
Twitter (show): @cbcanewday

8:00AM
Calgary–The Eyeopener
David Gray – Host
Twitter (host David Gray): @graydio1
Show: @cbceyeopener

8:20AM
Kamloops – Daybreak Kamloops
Shelley Joyce (Host)
Twitter: @cbckamloops

8:40AM
Saskatoon — Saskatoon Morning
Leisha Grebinski – Host
Twitter: @cbcsaskatoon

ICCIT Student Samantha Holmes Featured on CBC The National

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ICCIT student Samantha Holmes was recently featured on The National. In fact, our whole class (CCT109 Contemporary Communication Technology) managed to ride Samantha’s coattails for a few seconds. See the video at the link below (10:33) and be sure to check out Samantha’s YouTube channel while you are at it.

Living the Digital Dream
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Social Media & Society 2014

SMS_LOGO_mediumI will be presenting some of my current research on networked social movements at the 2014 International Conference of Social Media & Society at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. This particular research examines the utilization of social media platforms by a number of Canadian labor unions for purposes of recruitment and labor action coordination.

A tale of three cities: Austin, Wharton, & Toronto in photos

“The space that homogenizes thus has nothing homogenous about it. After its fashion, which is polyscopic and plural, it subsumes and unites scattered fragments or elements by force.”

—Henri Lefebvre

My home is scattered across three disparate communities. Fortunately, I am able to spend time in all of them on a regular basis. Traversing these spaces has underscored for me their commonalities and departures. In the photos that follow I have tried to capture some of the distinctive elements that are relevant to my own life. Click the images to see larger photos.

AUSTIN

A_austinI spent half my life in Austin. Although my intuition tells me that Austin’s heyday was probably in the 1970s, it was as good a place as any to live. During my recent trips to Austin I have noticed a deep ambivalence among my closest friends regarding the recent transformations of the city. Change is inevitable but change is also marked by multi-directionality. Built environments are arenas of class struggle. There is an unmistakeable flow of composition-decompositiom-recomposition in urban landscapes. The fixed spatial systems created by capital in the past must be overcome by capital today. The first time I noticed these dynamics was when Austin decided to shutter Liberty Lunch Continue reading

My Mayor, the High-Functioning Alcoholic

fall“I’m not a drug addict. I’m not an alcoholic.” Rob Ford, the mayor.

Say what you want about his politics but there is no denying that the mayor of Toronto is a colorful person. He also is a very polarizing figure as the current media frenzy affirms. Admittedly, my outsider status has allowed me some distance from the full impact of both his politics and the current controversy. Still, it is hard not to be amazed at the circus-like atmosphere surrounding the mayor and the city. There is the video that purportedly shows the mayor smoking a crack pipe. There is the infamous photo of the mayor posing with alleged gang members outside of a crack house. There is the police surveillance of phone calls and surreptitious meetings with an accused drug trafficker behind a school and at a gas station. And, of course, there are the numerous accounts of public intoxication. Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America behind only Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles. How is it even possible that the mayor of such an important city could be this out of control? Welcome to the absolutely insane world of alcohol and drug addiction.
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