Category Archives: Social + Culture

riffing interviews and appearances discussing social media from ditto’d fanzines to telegrams to fancy computers on shows and at events

“Art and Tech are Old Pals” at Social Media House SXSW 2011

I shared a spiel called “Art and Tech are Old Pals” at Wordcamp Vancouver in a full version but shared a spontaneous and shorter version while at Social Media Clubhouse at SXSW 2011.

In this spiel, i discuss a “people’s history” of media creation and my tactics and thoughts about how to foster creativity by viewing the past and participating in the creation of the future.


During SXSW Interactive Festival, Dave shares stories of analog arts and crafts, sparking creativity, using technology to tell stories and remaining interesting using examples from historical artists and his own experience.

You’ll see lots of interesting props pulled from an old-timey suitcase and a few laughs along the way plus practical tips you can implement to enhance your own creative process.

Note: Thanks to Social Media Clubhouse for filming. Available also on Vimeo.com, posted here for posterity.

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You can catch a longer version of the similar deal in Art and Tech are Old Pals at Wordcamp Vancouver and you might also enjoy Greeks to Geeks at Wordcamp Whistler.

NXNE Interviews: Dave Olson of HootSuite Talks Social for Bands and Fans

After spieling at NXNE 2012 in Toronto with “Social Media in Revolutions and Disasters, I shared some stories and thoughts about social media –  specifically for bands and their fans – in a series created by Intel.

CMTY Building: Dave and Connor Talk Tourism and Social Media

Dave, VP of Community at HootSuite and colleague Connor chat from the coffee shop on topics including: Tourism conference in El Paso, my first trip to Europe in 1993 and the role of the Internet in travel.

Big in Japan and Crowdsourcing ~ Video Interview from SXSW 2011

At SXSW 2011, i provided some stories and thoughts about Japan in light of the earthquake/tsunami and the “Big in Japan” panel i organized in a quick impromptu video interview.

Couch Beers Episodes Flashback – Olympics and Socializing

Couch Beers: The Social Media/Olympics Edition- Ep. 19

Dave Olson, Kris Krug, Jenn Lowther, Raul Pacheco-Vega, Ariane Khatchatourians join us for a chat about the Olympics, social media and Copenhagen.

“Finding your Voice” Storymaking Spiel from Northern Voice 2010

On a field trip to his home studio in Lynn Valley, storymaker Dave Olson discusses his creative process and thoughts about how to spark new ideas and craft interesting artifacts.

After welcoming you like Mr. Rogers, he plays records, pours tea, shows static montages from Palau, and pulls out all sorts of projects from grade school country reports to Cannabis Culture articles. Finally he shows books by heroes who provided solace and wisdom and then sends you back to the bus stop.

Filmed, Directed, Edited etc. by Andrew Lavigne
Music by The Numbskulz and Black Tories

Presented at Northern Voice personal expression conference in Vancouver, Canada, May 9, 2010.

More: Remarks, reviews and artifacts of Storymaking at Northern Voice

Upgrade Your Heroes via LIFT Studios

12/18/09,  i sat for a video interview by Cameron of LIFT Studios and riffed themes from my Fuck Stats, Make Art lecture. Especially discussing ideas about heroes and success.

The finished piece is rather delightful and allows me to spiel forth on many of the topics i enjoy so much including my formulas and tactics for creation including philosophical and personal motivations. Cam remixed my words with fresh source material including hero cards, paper point collages, Grateful Dead music and inter-disciplinary artists – and allows enough time for me to get some legs under my stories and give props to my friends and heroes. Thanks for that.

LSB032 VIDEO – GENERATING INSPIRATION AND UPGRADING HEROES

LIFT are interactive designers and the interface to view the video is pretty wild and begs for exploration and fiddling. Do take a few moments to poke around. Follow @beautifulgarbage on the Twitters and see his Beautiful Garbage portfolio.

DaveO’s Social Media Renegades Talk Show At StudioSX 2009

At SXSW, we commandeered the Maxell studio for a conversations and punditry about SXSWS survival, hashtags, open software, web standards, optimization, and personnel publishing and a bunch of geeky devices.

Features: Technologist, Roland Tanglao; Marketeer, Jordan Behan; digital editor for news org Nick Cook.

Podcasting for Social Change – Net Tuesday4 with DaveO and All-Star Panel

What: Net Tuesday4 – Podcasting for Social Change


When: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:30 PM!

Where: WorkSpace
400, 21 Water St.
Vancouver BC
V6B 1A1

More: Meetup, Facebook Event

Sponsors: Communicopia, Social Signal, and WorkSpace

Topic: Ways Non-profits/Social Change orgs can use podcasts to spread their message

Three ways:
1) publishing conferences and repurposing stuff you are already making
2) event and campaign crowd coverage (including micro podcasting i.e. utterz)
3) special reports interviews etc.

To make it easy, we’ll cover:
1) planning
2) producing tips (with toys to demo)
3) publishing/promoting

panel:

dave olson – moderator/podcaster
john bollwitt – podcaster and audio engineer
rob cottingham – social change technologist
roland tanglao – mobile pundit and tech-evangelist

Uncle Weed and Leo Laporte Riff about Art and Publishing Culture

A few months back, I recorded an episode of Lab with Leo at the greedy productions studios towards Railtown way. Turns out mine was one was one the last as The Lab was axed. But fear not, Leo is rolling on with myriad other projects.

Anyhow, in this clip (recorded by my amigo Bread who gets name-checked in the segment) we talk about my longstanding penchant for self-publishing, personal expression and artistic remixing or ephemeral objects.

Artifacts explored include: Pig Express, VOM Fanzine, Canada Punk History (with a handbill from the DOA, Spores, AOT show at Bumpers), Postcards from Gravelly Beach literature podcast (FeediTunes), cassettes by Shinji Tanaka’s “Scandoll” (from Tottori, Japan) and free jazz bassist Joe Williamson and friends (recorded in Banff circa 1989), The HempenRoad film project, and his well-stickered laptop.