3D PRINTING: HAVING MY HEAD EXAMINED ON A BAD HAIR DAY

by Geoff Olson Last weekend I went to have my head examined. Scanned, actually. In partnership with the Canadian clothing outlet Simons, artist Douglas Coupland has kicked off a seven-city, four year project called, “#3D Canada: A portrait of Canadians in the 21st century”. “Come and have your image scanned to take home your very …

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OF LONE WOLVES AND PACK FORMATIONS

by  Geoff Olson When things go sideways within a big organization, a single individual often gets the blame. Supposedly acting outside the pack’s rules, the “lone wolf” suddenly becomes the “sacrificial goat.” For example, in May of this year a former staffer at the Ministry of Transportation blew the whistle on the mass deletion of …

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STRANGE DAYS: PLAYBOY GETS CLEAN, POSTMEDIA PLAYS DIRTY, AND PARLIAMENT GETS A SPRAY

By Geoff Olson A number of surprises in the news recently: in pornography, parliament, and the press, respectively. Porn first. Playboy magazine announced it will no longer feature photos of fully nude women. No more nakedness in the half-century old men’s magazine? This sounded more like an diktat from The Taliban than a dispatch from …

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