Exploring the Intersection of Photography and Generative AI

Join the Future Proof Creatives AI Art Residency Program every Thursday this February for a transformative exploration with Frank Yu. These free sessions delve into the dynamic fusion of photography and generative AI, revealing how technology is reshaping the art of imagery. Read More …

The Artist Profile of Charlie Blackcat Smith: The Johnny Appleseed of Burning Man

If you’re into art that makes you think and communities that make you feel, you’re in for a treat. I recently sat down with Charlie Blackcat Smith—an artist who’s all about breaking molds and building bridges. We dive into the nitty-gritty of art ethics, the hustle of staying authentic, and the tightrope walk between individual expression and community engagement. This is one conversation you’ll want to be a part of—promise, it’s a game-changer. Read More …

Through My Lens: New Projects and Updates from Kris Krug

From launching a new podcast & Discord community to experimenting with generative AI, join me on a journey through my latest projects. Get an inside view of collaborations with fellow creatives and the dreams I’m working to realize. Read More …

Community Shout-Outs: People & Projects Worth Checking Out

Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a network that’s making waves across diverse fields, from AI and music to sports and fashion? Buckle up and join me on this journey as we shine a spotlight on these trailblazers, and launch a new way to stay connected in this fast-paced world. Read More …

Audio Deep Fakes, AI ChatBots and New Web Development Tools

With AI and deep fake audio technology, we can envision a future where digital avatars truly replicate our unique thoughts and speech. I’m Kris Krüg, and I’m diving into these technologies, learning and discovering as I go. Join me on this intriguing exploration. Read More …

Feelmore Plants – A Gardening Pop-Up Shop in Vancouver’s West End

You may have heard of Vancouver’s ‘Greenest City’ initiative and the Vancouver Foundation’s “Neighbourhood Small Grant” program that runs along with it. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a super cool local program giving small amounts of money to people with cool ideas about how to make their communities more AWESOME! 🙂 Here’s more Read More …

Small Art Printmaking Press on Whaler Bay, Galiano Island

Two of the first people I met on Galiano Island when I started visiting here back in 2007 were art educators Kit Grauer & Peter Scurr authors of “To Teach is to Touch the Future“. Both Kit & Peter have a long history of making and teaching art as wll as teaching art teachers and Read More …

RECAP: 2015 King Fisher Galiano Island Salmon Classic Fishing Derby

Sunshine, whales, great BBQ, bonfires and winter Chinook Salmon weighing in the mid-high teens. What more could a group of fisherpeeps want? Big prize money, a bunch of money raised for charity and a fun laid-back island vibe? Yeah, the 2015 King Fisher Galiano Island Salmon Classic fishing derby at Montague Harbour Marina on Galiano Island had Read More …

Media Literacy & Digital Storytelling Workshops w/ the Youth of Galiano & Penelakut Islands

For the past couple years I’ve been involved w/ a rad organization called AMES that provides Digital Storytelling & Media Literacy workshops & programming for school age youths. Last year we launched a project called SalishHarvest.com and this year we’ve been working on a new project called Digital Foraging. The Digital Foraging project aims to document the stories Read More …

Workin With The United Nations On A Digital Crowdsourcing Campaign to Stop HIV / AIDS

In May I visited Bamako, Mali in West Africa where I keynoted the. I gave a presentation titled “What Can The HIV/AIDS Movement Lean From Green/Climate Movement About Online Activism?” This was my first trip to Africa and my first time working with UNAIDS. To say that I learned a lot and had my horizons Read More …

What we leave behind is our digital footprint…

Our future is being documented by us in our present. Each and everyone of us who has a digital camera, a cellphone, a computer or even a camera phone has the task of creating our living digital history in real time. Our digital landscape has changed drastically from the meaningless dribble that once was in Read More …

Vancouver South By Southwest Party at The Waldorf Hotel

SXSW Interactive has announced a pre-event parties happening in Vancouver in January. The plan to throw a bash in as many cities as we can before the event happens in March but one of the first one kicks off in Vancouver at the historic Waldorf Hotel. If we’re lucky… the Waldorf’s ‘Five Secret World’s‘ art Read More …

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat: Please put a penny in the old man’s hat:

December is around the corner and Christmas is in the air. To transition out of fall and into the Holiday spirit I’m participating a classic Vancouver event… The Chrismas Wish Breakfast at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Here’s some details about the breakfast and toy drive. Let me know if you’re gonna be there and we’ll Read More …

The Waldorf Hotel & The Beatty Street Mural

Here’s a couple local Vancouver projects that inspire me. I’ve documented each of them as they’ve developed over the past several months and recently published these editorials. The Waldorf Hotel “The Waldorf is a creative hub in the heart of East Vancouver where contemporary art, music, food and culture convene under one roof. The programming Read More …

Photography Ethics on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

I’m working on a cool photography project for Vancouver’s Lookout Shelters with Buschlen Mowatt Gallery and Joshua Dunford and have been thinking a lot about the ethics of photography on Vancouver’s downtown eastside. The paragraph below is a first draft at some thoughts that I may include in the project. Looking for perspectives and feedback Read More …

Tons Of Rad Music Coming to Vancouver As Part of the 2010 Olympics

With the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games right around the corner, the city is in a buzz with all the arts and culture programming that is scheduled for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. For the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the Cultural Olympiad has a digital edition, otherwise known as CODE, that is split into four separate areas, Read More …

Jeremy Crowle’s new show ‘tHere in Spirit’ showing at W2-Perel Gallery in DTES

We are very lucky in Vancouver to have such a rich and diverse art community that has really supportive galleries and spaces for a wide variety of shows. W2 Woodwards just recently opened their art space in the Perel Gallery in the DTES, which serves a multi-purpose art space for shows, performances and workshops. Their Read More …

FIELD GUIDE: SXSW Interactive 2010 Panel Picker

Mid-august can be exciting for a few things: summer vacation, hot weather, long days. For the geeks of the digital community, this is always a very exciting time of year. It is this time of year that the panel picker is released for panels submitted to the SXSW festival. This year over 2200 panels have Read More …

TED Comes to Vancouver : Speaker Nominations for TEDxVan

TED is a great conference format that is focused on the theme of ‘ideas worth spreading’ in technology, entertainment and design. Showcasing the brightest and coolest minds our times, TED is an all around impressive event that videotapes all their speakers and puts the videos up for free on their TED talks list. They really Read More …