Hugh McGuire

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

Category: atwater

defining what you are for (just like porn)

All sorts of institutions are in big trouble because of the internet, and they’re scared as hell. Newspapers can’t figure out how they’ll keep making money; the music business is terrified that its business model is evaporating. Britannica has faded to irrelevance for anyone with an internet connection. I think that’s the tip of things, […]

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 […]

wanna give courses on blogging (etc)?

I have found myself, somehow, President of the Board of Directors of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre. We have a great project going in the Digital Literacy Project (in fund-raising mode), and we would like to beef up our offerings of courses in our computer centre, to focus more on social media. If anyone […]

Atwater Library Looking for a Techie

The Atwater Library, where I serve on the Board of Directors, is looking for a techie. The pay is not great, but the atmosphere is interesting. Here is the rough job outline (for details see here): Job Description The Computer Centre Manager’s primary job is: * to maintain a small network of 30 workstations, two […]

some interviews on CitizenSHIFT

Matt grabbed some audio from me yakking at Podcamp Toronto, talking about: LibriVox, and Atwater Digital Literacy Project I like the informal, trip-hoppy format. Nicely done. (But what did I mean by “audio nirvana” I wonder??).

Brett & OpenSourceCinema

Brett Gaylor, Montreal film-maker, vlogger, Homeless Nation guy, and Atwater Digital Project Advisory Committee member (and pal) is making a documentary film about music, copyright, and remix culture, with funding from the National Film Board. Part of the idea behind the film is to get people (that means you!) to provide content (audio, video, and […]

Montreal Entrepreneur Challenge

Sylvain has launched the Montreal Tech Entrepreneur $100 Challenge. He’s calling on Montreall tech entrepreneurs to donate $100 to the Atwater Digital Literacy Project (name change coming, I think): The Atwater Digital Literacy Project, a project of the Atwater Library, gets kids and community groups using creative web technologies (blogging, audio, video, digital photos) to […]

gifter again & atwater

Austin & Ben have relaunched with a shinier interface. Idea is to get people talking about giving. Sponsor a wish (by donating to the charity of your choice), or make a wish on the site. On that note, the Atwater Digital Literacy Project could really use your help. $25? $100? $1000? Any of those […]