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Monthly Archives: August 2006

MS Office

BBC News: Microsoft unhappy at Gervais leak “Software giant Microsoft has said it is investigating how and why internal training videos made by The Office star Ricky Gervais surfaced on two websites. The two light-hearted 20-minute films, called The Office Values and Realising Potential, were commissioned in 2004. But these ‘were never intended to be […]


BLDGBLOG: The Logistics of Distance: An Interview with Kazys Varnelis“What opportunities do programming, telematics, and new media offer architecture? How does the network city affect the building?” The Weekly Standard: Hola, Delaware! How Guatemalan immigrants changed a small American town“In the past decade, the Anglo-Saxon Methodists have not just encountered immigration–they have suddenly become a […]

Interactive City, play and spectacle

I’m currently enjoying the natural splendour of Banff and the excellent company of all the participants at the Banff New Media Institute‘s Interactive Screen 0.6 event. I’ve been posting my notes and thoughts on all of our presentations and discussions at purselipsquarejaw, and will continue to do so for the rest of the week. But […]

The fun side of Toronto

Baby, you don’t have to live like a refugee

Club Med for Refugees: Partying in Israel’s War Zone “Ilan and his buddies live in a crowded refugee camp set up on the beach in Ashkelon, Israel. All along the street, flags flap in the breeze from the sea. People here seem to love showing off their gym-toned bodies. Tents have been set up everywhere. […]