Hugh McGuire

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

Category: montreal

Brett on BBC

Brett’s movie, RIP: A Remix Manifesto on the BBC:

Panel Today at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

I’ll be on a panel this afternoon about science, web, collaboration, and I’m not sure what else, organized by Steven Mansour: On Saturday, November 29th, please join us for an informal discussion panel bringing together Scientists, Technologists and Designers to weigh in about the current and future influence of each of these disciplines on one […]

Presentation at MontrealStartUpCamp

I was asked to join a panel discussion at Montreal StartUpCamp3 about lessons learned in pitching successfully for financing. Seb Provencher of Praized and John Stokes of MSU (our financiers) were my partners in crime on the stage. My advice is: Do some practice pitches to a small group of the smartest friends you can […]

Knitted Animation: Tricot Machine

Knitted animation, a music video of the song Les peaux de lièvres, from Montreal band Tricot Machine… wow: [via Knitguy]

Memoire des Anges

Last Friday, I went to the premier of the fabulous NFB film, Memoire des Anges, by Luc Bourdon (thanks, Matt). The movie is a love letter to Montreal of the 50s and 60s, and to the brilliant film-making that came out of the NFB at the time. It’s made up entirely of footage from NFB, […]

the intimacy of audio

I gave a semi-impromptu presentation/discussion yesterday at Podcamp Montreal* on “The Intimacy of Audio.” I’ve always felt that audio is the most intimate communication medium, and in the session yesterday I wanted to explore the idea of intimacy further. In particular, I wonder how we can build and use technology to help people become more […]

Matt Ojingogoes

Matt just released his beautiful new book, Ojingogo. (I don’t think you can buy it online yet.) I’m not a great reader of graphic novels, but I must say I love Drawn & Quarterly’s store on Bernard, and the attention graphic novelists, their publishers, and their readers give to the object of the book. The […]

akoha sneak peek

I was at the Akoha top secret private screening demo thing last night. It’s ambitious, and complex… but it looks like they’ve done a good job of what they are trying to do (making doing good fun) in a way that just might work. I think many of us continue to think about how the […]

tourism-mtl & the inter-what?

Tourism-Montreal has just launched, according to Patrick, a $1.5 million web site. I just violated their terms of service, because incredibly (that word is too weak), their terms of service indicate: You are prohibited from creating links in other Web sites leading to this Web site without prior express authorization from the Site Owner. ???? […]

pictures of desks

MontrealTechWatch has a few pics from YulGeek entrepreneurs’ desks, including mine.