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Traitor Cycles
February 16, 2009, 5:01 am
Filed under: Cycling | Tags:

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Traitor Cycles from Washington State (not more than 1hr from Vancouver) are looking really decent. Check out the interesting paint jobs!!! Surprisingly I haven’t seen any of these on the street in Vancouver yet. I wonder why as they are available from Velocity Cycles in Langley.



The Fine Line
February 12, 2009, 5:22 am
Filed under: snowboarding | Tags: ,

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Given this year’s unusually high death toll as a result of avalanches, I think that this film is particularly important and timely. This isn’t your regular mountain safety video as it has many artistic and high quality filmmaking attributes comparable to some of the best ski/snowboard films. 

To read a more in depth review of ‘The Fine line’ check out Neil Hartmann’s blog.



Cadence
February 11, 2009, 5:05 am
Filed under: Clothes, Cycling | Tags: , ,

Cadence Clothing of Philadelphia appears to have added a few items to their collection including a watch and face mask equipped hoodie. The old favorites  like the fast friday t shirt and dvd are still available as well. 

picture-12picture-2picture-31For those of you not familiar with Cadence:

Cadence is a creative project of artist Dustin Klein. 

Most production is executed with specific & unconventional techniques that result in variants between pieces. These techniques are completed in small, detail-oriented runs. 

 

Cadence is constantly taking steps towards increasing sustainability and lessen its impact on the environment. Through recycled materials, 100% Organic T’s, and joining 1% for the planet. 

Influenced by cycling, the many perceptions of life and a insatiable desire to create. 

Established in 2003, Cadence is intentionally kept as a small creative project of one person. Believing that boundless growth is not a necessary means of success. 
From the road for the road. 
North America, USA. 

 

 

Enjoy. 

Oh. Cadence is locally available here in Vancouver at Super Champion



From print to cyberspace and back
February 9, 2009, 5:14 am
Filed under: art, culture, technology | Tags: , , ,

In his book Here Comes Everybody, Clay Shirky expounds the Internet’s ability  to amplify group communications and enable mass organization. He argues that the hierarchical staffing structures necessary to manage the institutions of the traditional media (i.e. print and television) are scrapped in favour of collective action in online communities.

 

Clay Shirky's 'Here Comes Everybody'

Clay Shirky's 'Here Comes Everybody'

Despite Shirky’s arguments, one individual has gone full circle and has undertaken a project to print blog posts on newsprint. Let’s transfer some youtube videos onto 16mm, shall we? 

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From cbc’s Spark



The impossible project: the re-invention of instant film
February 9, 2009, 1:17 am
Filed under: news, technology | Tags: ,

 

Inside the Polaroid factory. The equipment to be used in 2010 for the re-introduction of instant film fabrication.

Inside the Polaroid factory. The equipment to be used in 2010 for the re-introduction of instant film fabrication.

from The Impossible Project

We aim to re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010. We have acquired Polaroid’s old equipment, factory and seek your support.

Polaroid is transforming itself from an analog Instant Film Production Company to a global Consumer Electronics and Digital Imaging company.

Production of analog Instant Film stopped in June 2008, closing the factories in Mexico (Instant Packfilm production) and the Netherlands (Instant Integral production).

Impossible b.v. has been founded with the concrete aim to re-invent and re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras. Therefore Impossible b.v. has acquired the complete film production equipment in Enschede (NL) from Polaroid, has signed a 10-year lease agreement on the factory building; and has engaged the most experienced team of Integral Film experts worldwide.

The Impossible mission is NOT to re-build Polaroid Integral film but (with the help of strategic partners) to develop a new product with new characteristics, consisting of new optimised components, produced with a streamlined modern setup. An innovative and fresh analog material, sold under a new brand name that perfectly will match the global re-positioning of Integral Films.

To hear an inerview with André Bosman, the man behind the impossible project. Go to the cbc’s Spark blog.



Feb 7th. The Cobalt
February 8, 2009, 7:37 pm
Filed under: Music | Tags: , , , , , ,

 

A statue of Rigas Feraios, a Greek writer and revolutionary who died in 1798, stands vandalized with an anarchy symbol outside the Athens University on December 12, 2008

A statue of Rigas Feraios, a Greek writer and revolutionary who died in 1798, stands vandalized with an anarchy symbol outside the Athens University on December 12, 2008 (For more cool riot photos, click on picture)

Went to the Cobalt in Vancouver last night on a whim and was more than impressed with performances by Japandroids, Tight Solid, White Owl, and Terror Bird

Here’s a video of Japandroids at an earlier date.



Welcome to Deerist
February 7, 2009, 6:02 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

This is the first post of my first blog, Deerist. 

There are two kinds of people in life. The Ox under its yoke and the Deer in the woods. This blog celebrates the Deerist who roam the woods in the year of the ox…