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Past Edmonton Event: VOL 15

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Interactive Art Through Video Games

BY GREG WHISTANCE-SMITH
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Greg Whistance-Smith examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2013.

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Journey into Eldership

BY GILMAN CARDINAL
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Gilman Cardinal and Tashina Makokis describe their experiences growing up in aboriginal communities, the importance of elders in these communities, and the process of growth through you into eldership.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2013.

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Winter Driving

BY MICHAEL CARLOS
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Michael Carlos talks about driving in the winter, and his experiences with his front wheel drive Honda Civic, with no traction control. He argues that the driver is more important than specialized equipment, and gives tips for how to minimize risk, and drive responsibly.

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Little Cree Books

BY CAYLIE GNYRA
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Caylie Gnyra describes the Little Cree Books project, which invites volunteers to contribute their artistic and authorial skills to help create a series of leveled e-books for early Cree readers. Cree is one of Canada's indigenous languages. Gnyra has written and illustrated two books already, and with the help of volunteers, more will soon follow. The ebooks are available for free here

"Presentation of the Day" on April 10, 2013.

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Catalyst for Theater

BY BRETTA GERECKE AND JONATHAN CHRISTENSON
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Jonathan Christenson and Bretta Gerecke, founders of Catalyst, talk about the evolution of their theater company. They began 16 years ago, in a run down warehouse, which they renovated as they prepared new presentations, and since then the company has grown and even given international performances.

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From Theatre to Digital to Digital Theatre!

BY OWEN BRIERLEY
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Owen Brierley talks about his career in theatre and digital media, starting with his beginning days in improvisation and musical theater, and moving into digital media and mashups, with collaborations between artists in different mediums, and unconventional theater experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 13, 2013.

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Three Six Five

BY MICHELLE LAM
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Michelle Lam explains why she embarked on project "Three Six Five," her quest to do a single random act of kindness each day of the year, and the various experiences she has had with the new people she has met so far.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 8, 2013.

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Full Frontal NERDity

BY STEVEN HODGES
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Steven Hodges talks about geek and nerd culture, from roller derby to cosplay to Minecraft. He argues that it's possible to be nerdy about more than just video games or Star Wars, suggesting it's possible to be a hockey nerd or even an automotive nerd.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2013.

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Debunking Myths

BY STUART CULLUM
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Stuart Cullum examines myths throughout the ages, working up towards modern myths, like the idea that hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, and ultimately tackles the misconception that Edmonton is not an exciting or culturally relevant city.

Jason Lee Norman
Writer, Dreamer in Edmonton
Stuart Cullum
Vice President, Agriculture, Northlands
Caylie Gnyra
Language Ally, Little Cree Books in Edmonton
Greg Whistance-Smith
Architecture Student in Edmonton
Steven Hodges
Full Frontal Nerd in Edmonton, AB
Owen Brierley
Executive Director, Guru Digital Arts College in Edmonton
Michael Carlos
Physiotherapist
Neil Burkard
Public Education Specialist, City of Edmonton
Gilman Cardinal
Elder, Wichitowin: Circle of Shared Responsibility and Stewardship
Brian Webb
Artistic Director, Brian Webb Dance Company in Edmonton
Michelle Lam
Business Student
Tashina Makokis
Elder, Wicihitowin Circle of Shared Responsibility and Stewardship in Edmonton