Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Category: art

montreal’s ancient sewers

Beautiful!: more at controlman, a blog about urban exploration. [via mtl city weblogs]

youtube mixed tape: late80s/early90s rap

LL Cool J: Mamma Said Knock You Out (east coast) Ice T: I’m Your Pusher (west coast) Maestro Fresh Wes: Let Your Backbone Slide (north coast)

Mirror on Atwater Digital Literacy Project

The Mirror’s got an article on the Atwater Digital Literacy Project, nicely done. Here’s the lede: Give a kid a video camera and they’ll fiddle around with the buttons, but teach a kid how to make movies and they’ll be feverishly posting to YouTube in no time—or at least that’s the idea behind the Atwater […]

Vonnegut in Second Life. On Youtube.

Man, it is a brave new world. What do you get when you mix: Youtube, Second Life, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr? This: Here is the text that goes with the interview: In August 2006, the national, weekly public radio program, The Infinite Mind, made broadcast history as it aired a four-part special taped inside the […]

friday noontime youtube mixed tape

This week’s theme: 70s Proto-Grrrl Rock. Pretenders: Brass in Pocket Patti Smith: Gloria (live) The Runaways: Cherry Bomb

map of montreal’s web community

Heri whipped up a great little map of montreal’s web scene, surely missing all sorts of stuff, but it’s still a great visualization of many of the people I rub shoulders with, drink coffee with, and occasionally quaff the odd pint or two with. Missing, I note, is Collectik (tho we are in quiet retooling […]

friday eve youtube mixtape

Canadian 80s new wave: Canadian 80s garage rock: Canadian 80s arena rock:

trent reznor takes on his record company

Here’s what Trent Reznor thinks of how his record label prices his record: The ABSURD retail pricing of Year Zero in Australia. Shame on you, UMG. Year Zero is selling for $34.99 Australian dollars ($29.10 US). No wonder people steal music. Avril Lavigne’s record in the same store was $21.99 ($18.21 US). By the way, […]

zeke hand redux

Some updates on the story of Zeke & Mr. Tremblay (see my previous post for background). The court session was held June 21, arguments were made, and now … we wait again till September 7. For a good review see: Fagstein: Zeke maintains status quo in court. Also interesting, Pierre-Antoine Tremblay has reached out to […]

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