If you’ll indulge me, here’s a mish-mash of announcements, giveaways, entertaining links and other minutia:
- This Friday, I’m going to be telling a story at Rain City Chronicles. It’s a local storytelling series in the style of The Moth. If you don’t know The Moth podcast, give it a listen, it’s superb. This Friday’s event will be at the Museum of Vancouver, and admission includes access to their Bhangra.me exhibit.
- My friends the Giant Ants, of Giant Ant Media, are looking to sublet their excellent Gastown office space for a year, as they’re moving to a larger space. It’s about 750 square feet at 319 West Pender St. Here’s a photo. Contact me if you want to know more.
- Want to win a trip to Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories? We’re doing some work with CPAWS and Parks Canada on a contest aimed at building Canada’s first national parks bucket list.
- Over at my One Year, One Canadian project, I’m giving away a laptop stand.
- One movie I can’t watch (because it’s Danish, and not Canadian) but would like to this year is Into Eternity. It’s about the long term storage of nuclear waste, which sounds incredibly dull, but is actually a fascinating thought experiment. It seems inspired, at least in part, by something called the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. I wrote about it back in 2007.
- Two interesting pieces on the state of journalism from Kai Nagata and Clay Shirky. My favourite line from the Shirky piece: “markets supply less reporting than democracies demand”.
- And finally, cat pants.