Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New York (University), New York (University)

If you're in New York at the end of September, consider dropping by NYU for a student conference entitled Identity and Identification in a Networked World. The details are here. I'll be presenting a paper on neo-luddites and

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Way to Go, Bert

Bert Archer snuck the phrase "a very up-tempo nooner" past the stodgy guardians at the Globe and Mail. Great work. The entire sentence, for your edification:

And who do you see with the cute round numbers? Perky girls on upright bikes with colourful baskets on the back, looking like they're on their way to a picnic, or possibly a very up-tempo nooner.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

uTOpia and dysTOpia

I'm ashamed to admit this, but it was not until last week that I finally bought and started reading the very, very excellent uTOpia anthology published by Coach House. There is a sequel coming out this fall -- that's how far behind I am.

Heather McLean refers to an article of mine in her uTOpia piece Go west, young hipster: the gentrification of Queen Street West. The problems here are twofold. One, she claims the article appeared in the Toronto Star, instead of the National Post. Secondly (and worsely), the quote she attributes to me (via the Star) doesn't appear in my article. She clearly quoted from a Toronto Star article about the Drake (which was written two years after mine), but attributed it to me.

It's a strong piece otherwise.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006