Jan 7

deathmatch2008I submitted a story to the Indie Writers Deathmatch at Broken Pencil Magazine this week!

I'm posting this in a bid to get the jump on my competition by seizing the search-engine high ground.

I wrote a science fiction short called "Pangea's Edge" which takes place in Surrey 2040.

You, my fellow travellers, will help me win - by voting for Pangea's Edge in a series of one-on-one deathmatch rounds on Broken Pencil's website.

If you're reading this, you can help - I'll update this posting when the finalists are announced, and you can click me to the top!

Jan 5
How to Carry a Cat on a Bike
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Since the weather's so awesome for biking, I think you should all check out the latest issue of Momentum in which I demonstrate how to carry a cat on a bike.

What never made it into the issue is the fact that this was Spooky's first and final ride.  We were taking her to the vet to be put down, after the terrible surprise of cancer that grew behind her right eye and couldn't really be solved.  That's a long story which I don't need to blog about - suffice to say the kitty loved the adventure of riding a bike, in the safety / concealment of her cat carrier.  Oh, the things we learn too late.

In case that crazy issuu.com viewer doesn't work, it's on the Momentum site as well (without the picture, though).

Jan 1

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There's a survey you should check out at the site of this Experimental Media Congress in Toronto, April 2010.

It's a part of the Images Festival in Toronto, and

"This gathering aims to serve as a continuation of the conversations that
took place at the Fourth Experimental Film Congress held in Toronto in
1989. That massive and contentious event, which is well known to many on
this list, attempted to bring together the broad international film
community for a dialogue on the state of the avant-garde."

Anyone interested in attending, or who feels confident their time spent answering questions is worthwhile for the ripple effect on the worldwide experimental scene... go check it out.

The congress promises to re-open some debates that have been ongoing for decades, regarding canonization of avante-garde artists and institutionalization of marginalized authorities - if ya know what I mean.

I can only assume Zero for Conduct (i.e. me) will be there, rousing some sort of rabble.

Check out Al Razutis' articles and manifesto pages that hint at the schism caused by the previous conference in 1989, with prominent filmmakers boycotting and avoiding while others considered the event a big success.

I saw the call on FRAMEWORKS which is an extremely long-lived, wide-ranging and international email discussion group about experimental filmmaking.

It was posted by:

Scott Miller Berry
(on behalf of the local organizing & host committee)

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA CONGRESS
7 to 10 April, 2010
Toronto, Canada
http://www.experimentalcongress.org