University, Institute and Media Tour 2010 – Roundup

Over the past few months, along with starting a new job, travelling far and wide, and media hacking the Olympics, I’ve spread my messages to various groups, radio stations, organizations and so on.

For the record, here are a few annotations and a bucket for assembling artifacts and documenting details.

UBC Events
I was interviewed by UBC Events as well and the talk was recorded, ergo:

@yellowrainbootz 11:42am via Twitter for BlackBerry®
“Just finished interviewing @daveohoots of @HootSuite. @UBCSLC #ubcslc :)”

CiTR – Radio Free Thinker

Skeptics discussing Olympics and media, surveillance and security, economic impact and civil liberties – i quite enjoy their show – thanks to @robmagus and pals ~ Note: CiTR is an important cultural resource at University of British Columbia and oddly this my first time being in studio

CKNW news/talk radio

Outside of The Edge pub, spoke about social media and Olympics (and late night partying) on this news/talk station – Translink heard it/Twittered it

Capilano University

Inter-disciplinary class discussing Olympics through a variety of lens – met a Latvian student who helped spread my enthusiasm back home – Chris Brieks started a Facebook Group to rally Lativian Fans in Vancouver 2010



Spoke to Tris Hussey‘s Trendsetters program tomorrow night – packed old-timey suitcase with a mix of Greeks to Geeks, Fuck Stats Make Art and Olympic and Social Media spiels ~ keeping it fresh and spontaneous (note: gained 2 interns from this gig).

Tris gave me some inspiration props in his article for Vancouver Observer: Confessions of an Olympic Curmudgeon in which he shares the vibe:

I was so not looking forward to the Olympics. The crowds, transit delays, favourite places jammed with people…ugh I just didn’t want to have to deal with it. I even had everything planned so I wouldn’t have to leave the house much during the two-weeks of the Winter Games. Then a couple things changed. First Dave Olson guest lectured to my class at BCIT. My students and I were all inspired to get out and chronicle the Games. That got it going, but that didn’t seal the deal. Sure I started to get excited Thursday and Friday, but watching the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday. That did it.

Plus adds more to the mix on his View from The Isle blog: Newly Inspired to Cover the Olympics by Dave Olson – pardon the disjointed snippets (here for the record):

Sabre wine opening at Police Museum by Tris Hussey on Flickr

I’ve been lukewarm on the whole Olympics thing for a while. I’m not a huge fan of large crowds or sports, so the idea of the whole world descending on my fair city wasn’t very appealing. {snip}

Then Dave Olson came to talk to my BCIT class last night.
Dammit Dave, you keep frigging inspiring me to do better, write better, chronicle better. I was at the original True North Media House meetings, but felt I had to stay at arms length from it.

Oh and not only did Dave inspire me, I think better than half of the students in the class are newly inspired to do something during the Games. Leaving class, my students and I were talking about photowalks and just being a part of the whole amazing time.

Yeah, just another standard, run-of-the-mill talk by Dave. Inspire 30 people to do more, write more, contribute more. Nothing much.

Thank you Dave.

Dude you are so welcome man – love seeing your photographic observations from the Games too

Vancouver Film School

The precursor to Social Promotion for Movies guide presented to the entertainment management class with some great students (except for those two who were chatting in the back the whole time) – thanks to @Scales


Bonus: Podcast of my previous lecture at VFS: Lecture on Using Social Media for Artistic Endeavours at Vancouver Film School

Canadian Film and TV Producer Assoc – BC Chapter

As mentioned, I presented Social Promotion for Movies guidebook on behalf of MovieSet (previous employer) to a room of professionals working in a industry of great change – some evolve, some scramble to hide from the changing tide.

blog post: Social Promotion for Movies guidebook – White paper

white paper: Social Promotion Movies Guide

prezo slides: Social Promotion For Movies Prezo

CFAX talk radio

Spoke about media change and the Olympics – unsure if any artifacts exist from this news/talk station


CBC Radio International “The Link”

at CBC studioAnother radio segment for my fave cultural institution, the much maligned CBC – this time on Radio Canada International on the show “The Link” for a panel discussion about the Vancouver Olympics and their legacy. With host Marc Montgomery and a couple other panelists.

The Link episode archive

Episode Audio (CBC player)


Episode: PANEL – OLYMPIC LEGACY: On our weekly panel discussion today, a look at the Vancouver Games and what they’re doing for Canada’s international image.

Our show, “The Link” is the English-language flag-ship program on Radio Canada International (the CBC’s International shortwave service). We’re also heard live on-line at between 8 am to 10 am Pacific (11 am-1 pm Eastern) and our program re-runs overnights on the main CBC Radio-One network (midnight to 2 am Pacific, 2 am to 4 am Eastern). Our mandate at RCI is to reflect Canada’s various immigrant communities and the issues that affect them, as well as to explain Canada to people around the world.

The panel was pre-taped and aired at 9:30 on Friday Feb 26th, 2010.

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