BLOG: Rise of the Vancouver Technopunks: Hosting the Web Summit on Our Terms

Think Vancouver just landed another regular tech event?

Think again. In this no-holds-barred read, I’m laying out how we’re twisting the Web Summit to amplify our city’s bold, technopunk spirit.

This isn’t about falling in line – it’s a defiant manifesto for disrupting conventions, elevating the underdog innovators, and solidifying Van City’s rep as the fearless rebels of the scene. Read More …

The Cyborg Art of Autolume: When AI Meets the Human Lens

I’ve partnered with the visionaries at SFU’s Metacreation Lab, who developed the groundbreaking open-source AI tool Autolume – redefining creativity as we know it. By fusing my analog photography archive with their cutting-edge generative models that merge human and machine subjectivities, Autolume births ontological wormholes rewiring our perceptual operating systems.

Autolume, a neural network-based visual synthesizer, allows us to explore the confluence of analog roots and computational futures. By training generative AI models on my extensive archive, we aim to redefine creative boundaries and investigate the fluidity of identity in the digital age. Read More …

Building Community: Elevating the Ecosystem Panel at Vancouver Startup Week

Vancouver’s reputation for perpetual drizzle doesn’t exactly scream “hotbed of entrepreneurship.” But at a recent Vancouver Startup Week panel, a surprising theme emerged – our city’s vibrant diversity and inclusive spirit may be the secret ingredients for cultivating a thriving startup ecosystem to rival Silicon Valley. Read More …