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Looking for a new feed to post aggregator

BySherwin ArnottOct 26, 2021
Looking for a new feed to post aggregator
For the last couple of years, we’ve been aggregating the dispatches from the people in our network. We do this so we can keep up…

Power and class remain hidden in Canada Reads discourse

ByAndrew McWhinneyOct 1, 2021
Power and class remain hidden in Canada Reads discourse
There’s not enough discussion of class in Canadian politics. How can looking at Canadian fiction and Canada Reads help shed light on how class is working today?

Can I change your mind?

ByJennifer KingsleySep 24, 2021
Can I change your mind?
Please note that the time codes referenced here are for the web version of the story and will differ slightly if you are listening to…

The use of narratives in research and design

BySherwin ArnottAug 6, 2021
The use of narratives in research and design
These videos by Dr. Stan Ruecker and Dr. Milena Radzikowska are an excellent resource.

The unexpected life of design decisions

ByHannah RhoslynJul 2, 2021
The unexpected life of design decisions
The more Geoguessr I played, the more I notice how design permeates our world, and lets us know where we are in surprising ways.

In it for the long haul: On food, democracy, and courageous action

ByRyan Elizabeth CopeJun 16, 2021
In it for the long haul: On food, democracy, and courageous action
Frances Moore Lappé’s ‘Diet For a Small Planet’ was first published in 1971, but to anyone steeped in the world of food – be it…

How to delay your website’s RSS feed

ByHannah RhoslynMay 14, 2021
How to delay your website’s RSS feed
There are many reasons to delay an RSS feed, and two main ways to accomplish it with WordPress websites.

Birdsong and Victoria’s city soundscape

ByHannah RhoslynApr 8, 2021
Birdsong and Victoria’s city soundscape
Beyond just looking at and identifying birds, I’ve come to enjoy learning about bird-related issues. On that note, here are two recent(ish) articles about local Victoria bird news.

Creativity and the COVID era

ByHannah RhoslynApr 8, 2021
Creativity and the COVID era
Capital Daily Podcast has a great episode about the creative ways Victoria restaurants have pivoted to meet the current situation.

Fearless and fun design with Simone Giertz

ByHannah RhoslynMar 26, 2021
Fearless and fun design with Simone Giertz
As a maker of digital (and occasionally tangible) things, I love watching makers who use big, solid materials like wood, metal, and in this case,…

Ologies podcast can teach us heaps about interviews and story telling

BySherwin ArnottMar 24, 2021
Ologies podcast can teach us heaps about interviews and story telling
Ooh, nerds. The best. Also, amazing interviewer. I wonder if she was ever a theatre or improve nerd.

Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard, Beyond the Police State

BySherwin ArnottMar 12, 2021
Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard, Beyond the Police State
Robyn Maynard and Desmond Cole share their thoughts in this compelling talk on issues surrounding abolitionism.

Ologies podcast and the art of interviewing

ByHannah RhoslynMar 10, 2021
Ologies podcast and the art of interviewing
Each episode of Alie Ward’s Ologies podcast begins with the premise of a featured “-ology” (a branch of science), but by the end is so much more.

An argument for anger

ByHannah RhoslynMar 10, 2021
An argument for anger
Aubrey Hirsch’s comic blends simple, clear visuals with research data on women and expressions of anger.

That story worked like a lead balloon

ByPink Sheep DesignMar 8, 2021
That story worked like a lead balloon
Insights into story telling, building thrilling narratives, editing, and bringing your full self to science communication.

What are cookies?

ByHannah RhoslynMar 4, 2021
What are cookies?
A Tom Scott video asks (and answers): What are cookies and we are we asked to accept them?”