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Differential Mobilities Conference

December 7th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

I do a lot of event photography I never post up on my personal site, even though it is something I enjoy and have been doing for a long time.

Part of my duties at my supervisor’s Mobile Media Lab is to take photos of events, people & important stuff. This past spring I was lucky to photograph the Differential Mobilities Conference and capture its unyielding vivacious spirit. Here are some of my favorite shots:

On Quebec Student Strike / open wi

August 13th, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

Earlier this summer, my supervisor Kim Sawchuk, Owen Chapman,  Alison Loader, Ben Spencer and I, created a special issue of wi: journal of mobile media, called open wias a response to the student strike movement in Quebec. I also contributed some writing and photography. It’s a good time to let the rest of the world know that the day before the fall semester starts (attempts to start?), elections are happening in Quebec on September 4. Don’t let politics take advantage of you.

Suburban Long Weekend

May 29th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

My parents made me “supervise” my seventeen year old brother in the suburbs last weekend. I made him and his two friends watch two hours of Millionaire Matchmaker, and they all fell in love with Patti. They also let me take some photos of them hanging out.

more on flickr.

Leslie Spit

March 13th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

It was really nice in the middle of the week, actually it’s been really nice the last several days here in Toronto, so I have been trying to find any and all excuses to bike everywhere. I met up with a close friend of mine down by the water in the east end to go to Leslie Spit, a wonderfully serene spot in Toronto that many friends of mine don’t know about or at least have never been there. The tip of it goes as far as the tip of the Island, but you have to take a ferry to get from mainland to the Island so you can imagine it can go very far. We sat on rocks and ate cold salad and drank Muskoka Cream Ale before I attempted to take photos. I am always so excited to take photos but when I get on location I become so ambivalent and it takes me a lot of self-convincing to get out my camera, especially when it’s cold and windy. But lately I have been trying to get to edges of pain and bodily function, to try to get to the edge to get there, to eventually try to stretch the boundaries. In a very physical sense, spinning did that to me a lot. I miss spinning and the pain threshold limits constantly being challenged at the same time as being exceeded, similar to the notion of negativity that Kristeva discusses and takes from Hegel to mean a previously conceived limit of consciousness that is exceeded but incorporated as consciousness develops.

I’ve been studying philosophy a lot these days, I’ve also been studying French theory and structural and post-structural semiotics. I never realized that semiotics could be so fascinating and so exciting. Maybe it’s because I am getting cozy with Kristeva and she posits that semiotics must be studied alongside psychoanalysis (aka Semanalysis) to create a meaningful study of the subject (me and you and everyone we know) and its process of signification. It feels good to be into this so much right now, I need it.

There is two weeks of the semester left. I missed the second instalment of the Augmented Reality Lab Show, missing my GPS Film in action as an iPod app. I will have to go and see it soon!

Do you want to come shoot with me sometime? Do you want me to take photos of you? Let’s.

You can see more here.

Almost doesn’t count

July 9th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

random found photos.

love

the above is an excerpt from the lovely Helena K.

This is How We Walk on The Moon

June 15th, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

The Equation of Love Perception

February 11th, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

A photo I took at my work last month. Yea. Totally.

He’s in love!

December 9th, 2008 § 2 comments § permalink

My roommate Stevos is in love, with a wonderful girl who likes fancy food and is applying to grad school in Sweden. They are so meant for each other I’m already seeing their babies jump around in my head. I took some photos of them at this sex themed cum uninspiring closing party at Keep Six last week.

Einstein + I have a lot in common

November 23rd, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

Einstein said:“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”

There he is sitting at his desk, just like I do, but with my back way more twisted. There are papers everywhere surrounding him and his genius. I am not cluttered, but merely complex and thorough.

These images of Albert Einstein’s desk in his office at Princeton were published by Life magazine in 1955, just months before his death. They can contemplate a blackboard full of equations, a pile of old magazines and even his own pipe momentarily abandoned on one of the notebooks.

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