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AHA MEDIA at With Glowing Hearts the Movie Screening in Vancouver

February 16, 2011 2 comments

With Glowing Hearts: A Vancouver 2010 Social Media Story explores what it means to be human, #hashtags, hockey and homlessness.

See you there. Tell us about your Olympic Experience on Twitter @WGHTheMovie

The one year anniversary of the games is fast approaching but the effects that it had on our local culture are still largely unexplored. This documentary

After the screening there will be beverages and celebrations at W2

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile was glad to help W2 Community Media Arts move into Storyeum on Sat April 10, 2010

April 13, 2010 1 comment

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile documented the move from W2’s present location of 112 West Hastings to W2’s new location at Storyeum at 151 East Cordova through the photos below.

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Below is a photo of Irwin Oostindie – Executive Director of W2  looking on while Clyde Wright and Jennifer Wallington of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Project places boxes of gear to their new home at Storyeum! :)

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Below is a photo of Richard Czaban and Peter Davies of  AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile in front of W2’s current location

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W2 has four floors and a basement. Lots of walking up and down stairs with our elevator experience technical difficulties!

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Below is just some of the items on one of the floors of W2  that has to move into Storyeum

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Please click on any of the following photos to enlarge

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A view of W2 at 112 West Hastings from outside Woodwards Atrium

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We’re still moving furniture and gear this Saturday April 17th, we’ll be working throughout the day from 11am-6pm.  If moving isn’t your bag we also need help cleaning up, designing and setting up new spaces.  Contact Hywel directly to help out: hywel@creativetechnology.org

We have plenty of volunteer opportunities in the coming months including: committee work, venue staffing, gallery sitting, media lab attendants, event production and working with us on committees.

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to have Richard Czaban as our newest Community Photographer in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

February 22, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to have Richard Czaban as our newest Community Photographer in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

I am 50 years old and been DTES for 15 years off and on. I have been back for 2 years. I am  please to say Drug free for almost 2 years. I have been take pictures for the last 2 months and I have got  my passion back!  I am looking to the future.

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Richard Czaban is involved with other great groups such as Fearless City Mobile, DTES Community Arts Network, W2 Culture + Media House of W2 Community Media Arts here in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Crew members at Raise the Red Lantern Event at W2 Culture + Media House for W2 – 112 West Hasting in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Crew members wearing DTES CAN T – Shirts ( a Core Member of W2 ) livestreamed and provided mobile media coverage at Raise the Red Lantern Event at W2 Culture + Media House for W2 Community Media Arts using Nokia Cameraphones especially Nokia N86, Nokia N95 and Nokia N97

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Below are photos of our great Crew members of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile :)

AHA MEDIA is very pleased that Tom Hall of WOMWORLD LONDON donated a Nokia N86 for a trial period for Fearless City Mobile Project of W2 Culture + Media House for W2 Community Media Arts in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

February 15, 2010 3 comments

AHA MEDIA is very pleased that Tom Hall of WOMWORLD LONDON donated a Nokia N86 for Fearless City Mobile Project of W2 Culture + Media House for W2 Community Media Arts in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

The Nokia N86 was generously donated by Tom Hall of WOMWORLD LONDON  http://www.womworld.com/nokia/ for a trial period for Fearless City Mobile Project Members  to livestream events of W2 Culture + Media House for W2 Community Media Arts in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

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Below is a photo of April Smith of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Project pointing at the Nokia N86, with Tom Hall of WOMWORLD LONDON with Mike McNeely of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Project  standing behind them

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Below is a photo of  Alvin Clayton of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Project  smiling broadly at the thought of trying out a Nokia N86 from Tom Hall of WOMWORLD LONDON

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In this photo is Peter Davies, Alvin Clayton and Mike McNeely of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile with Tom Hall of WOMWORLD LONDON

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In this video, Tom Hall of WOMWORLD LONDON pronounces NOKIA in 3 languages in Vancouver DTES for Peter Davies, Alvin Clayton and Mike McNeely of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Project

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video is Peter Davies and Alvin Clayton of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Project trying out the Camera functions of the Nokia N86 at the DTES CAN Art Space in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

AHA MEDIA is very proud to announce Fearless City Mobile Event Coverage of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson at W2 Culture + Media House on Wed Feb 10, 2010 and “Raise the Red Lantern” on Sat Feb 13, 2010

February 12, 2010 Leave a comment

The Fearless City Mobile Project crew members of W2 were very excited to be do mobile media documentation and helping to archive the historical day through using social media and new media tools to get the word out of all the great arts, cultural and media events happening at W2 Culture + Media House on Wednesday Feb 10, 2010! :)

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Below is a photo of Hendrik Beune of Fearless City Mobile Project in front of W2 Culture + Media House at W2

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Below is a photo of Hendrik Beune, April Smith, J-Hock and Peter Davies of Fearless City Mobile Project anticipating our Mayor Gregor Robertson to do the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Below is a photo of J-Hock and Richard Czaban of Fearless City Mobile Project discussing camera angles to best cover the event. Fearless City Mobile is alway proud to be part of the action and help support W2 Community Media Arts

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Below is a photo of our Press Conference Stage at W2 Culture + Media House

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Below is photo of Irwin Oostindie, Executive Director of W2 welcoming everyone

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Below is a photo of Irwin Oostindie of W2, together with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson

Fearless City Mobile Project members still remember when Gregor Robertson came out and met with us back when we first started our project a few years ago. Fearless City Mobile is very honored to be recognized warmly by our Mayor and we thank him for his support of us always!

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Below is a photo of Mayor Gregor Robertson with April Smith – Fearless City Mobile Project Coordinator

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Below is a photo of Stephen Hill and the rest of Fearless City Mobile singing a rousing and much inspiring Fearless City song!!! Not only does Fearless City Mobile do great mobile media, we can sing too!!

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Below is a photo of Richard Czaban showing the Fearless City Mobile crew photos and videos of local Vancouver Downtown Eastside events

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Fearless City Mobile will be covering “Raise the Red Lantern” event on Saturday Feb 13, 2010 starting from 9pm onwards. Come celebrate with us at W2 Culture + Media House!

Raise the Red Lantern

~ A Tiger’s Tale

Host:
Type:
Network:
Global
Start Time:
Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 2:00am
Location:
W2 Culture + Media House
Street:
112 West Hastings
City/Town:
Vancouver, BC

Feb 13th marks the eve of Valentine’s Day and Chinese/Lunar New Year. Let’s usher in the
Year of the Tiger together amidst all that will be happening in Vancouver on this much anticipated weekend. Please join us at W2 for an evening of offerings.

Some of you may remember the great space(s) of W2 where El Papa Chango played last November. W2 recently celebrated its official opening and will be the first ever independent social media center created to help non-accredited media journalists and bloggers cover the Olympics. Raise the Red Lantern will also be the after-party for Artwalk Vancouver happening throughout the DTES. Sure to be many streams of people creating one very diverse mix.
For more info on W2:
http://www.creativetechnology.org/

We are pleased to announce the performing artists joining us this night.

The players:

Lesley Ewen – thespian extraordinaire
Dawn Zoe – ephemeral chanteuse
Babette Santos & Stephanie Pintar -
fanning the dance

live painting by Jordan Bent:
http://www.jordanbent.com/

more tba

followed by DJs

Deano (Sunshine Coast, BC)

One of Left Coast’s best-kept secrets, Deano is a dj/producer that has been playing shows for the past ten years. He plays eclectic sets that get the party BOUNCIN. He also happens to be
a master carver. We are stoked to have him in Vancity.
http://www.myspace.com/deanowomp

DJ Mazeguider (aka Jeet K)

When not speaking to the Senate and helping to put a stop to absurd legislation, Jeet K can be found behind the decks rockin the electro, techno and glitch hop. Jeet K has been involved in Vancity’s underground music scene as both producer and MC since the 90s and a dj for the past six years.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgsCeuFu_M

opening set by Patricia

Patricia played out years before, under the moniker Kriyatrix. For this set, expect something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Visuals by Sammy Chien & Patricia Kim w/ Fearless City Mobile

Sammy is a media artist, filmmaker and VJ. He has created live visuals for concerts, interactive installations and new media dance performances. He will be performing real-time generative images, triggering by movement and sound.
http://soar.is2.net

*Fortune readings by Dragan. Hidden deep withing the labyrinthine spaces of W2, look for a man with cards (by donation).

doors at 9pm
performance 10-10:30
djs Deano & Mazeguider 10:30 onwards

112 W. Hastings (and Abbott)
$10 (!) at door only
19+ event

“The Tiger is one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, and is feared and revered in equal measure. It features in many Asian cultures as a manifestation of courage, power, passion and royalty. The Tiger symbolizes the female Yin energy as opposed to the Yang male energy of the dragon. Ancient Chinese believe that the markings on the forehead of tigers resemble the Chinese character for “Wang”, or King. In Imperial China, where the dragon is the insignia of the emperors, the tiger is the military emblem of the highest supreme commanders of the army symbolizing fearlessness and victory. The Tiger also represents earth, while the dragon represents Heaven. The powerful and stealth prowess of the Tiger inspire the martial art movements of many Kung-Fu masters.”

Those who are skilled in combat
do not become angered.

Those who are skilled at winning
do not become afraid.

Thus, the wise win before they fight
while the ignorant fight to win.

Sun Tzu, “The Art of War






AHA MEDIA is very pleased to help announce: Mayor Gregor Robertson to do honours at ribbon-cutting ceremony for official opening of W2’s Winter Olympics unaccredited media centre – W2 Culture + Media House at 112 West Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) at 9:30AM on Wed Feb 10, 2010

February 9, 2010 2 comments


Vancouver, BC – Mayor Gregor Robertson will officially open W2 Culture + Media House on Wednesday morning, a media centre hosting independent journalists and bloggers from across the globe.

A morning reception with Salt Spring Coffee Co. and fresh croissants will take place from 9am to 10am on February 10, 2010, at 112 East Hastings with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9.30am with Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Located in the heart of the Downtown Eastside, across from the historic Woodward’s site, the W2 Culture + Media House is a 24 hour/day media centre for non-accredited bloggers and journalists to share their perspective on the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver with the world.

The 1903 heritage building provides infrastructure, resources and support for unaccredited media and features 13,000 sf (over 4-floors) of media production resources, daily morning press briefings and an epic mix of programming highlighting Vancouver’s diverse cultural scene. Fourty events over 24 days featuring 150 Vancouver and international artists working in creative technology, literary, music and interdisciplinary arts. W2 will present artists and producers from Nunavut, Quebec, USA, UK, and the Netherlands. The complete program is to be launched at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the Fresh Media Olympics Conference will be introduced, which will assess the impacts of Vancouver’s social media and journalism communities half-way thru the Games, on February 22.

Local and international media using the W2 Culture + Media House during the 2010 Games include: CNN iReport, CNN Chicago affiliate, CJSF Radio, CFRO Radio, 24 Hours, Vancouver Sun, Open Media, Vancouver Observer, The Tyee,  Rabble.ca, and bloggers from the UK, Norway, USA, Japan, and the Netherlands. More are registering each day at  unaccreditedolympics.eventbrite.com. The registration process provides subsidies for DTES and community media who are looking to share their view of this historic Vancouver event.

W2 is also inviting the Vancouver community to celebrate the opening on Thursday February 11th from 4pm – 7pm at the centre’s daily Cinq à Sept reception with wine provided by Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery, hors d’ouevres and live music.

For more information on the W2 Culture + Media House, as well as W2’s upcoming programming and events, visit www.creativetechnology.org.

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Press Call – Wednesday, February 10, 2010. 9–10am – Official Opening with Mayor Gregor Robertson at 9:30am.

Opening Event – Thursday February 11, 2010. 4 – 7 pm  – W2 Culture + Media House, 112 W. Hastings, Vancouver

For more information visit www.creativetechnology.org. To arrange interviews or images please contact Rebecca Eames (Media Relations Coordinator) or Irwin Oostindie (Executive Director) of W2 Community Media Arts on: 604 689 9896, 1-877-689-9896 or email: irwin@creativetechnology.org

Notes to editors:
1.The W2 Culture+Media House operations are in addition to the busy work W2 is doing building a permanent 8800 sf community media arts facility across the street at Woodward’s—set to open in the summer of 2010. W2 is the lead community non-profit amenity for the Woodward’s heritage building at the corner of Abbott & Hastings, with the W2 Cafe social enterprise opening in a few months. W2 is not supported by core government funds and relies instead on community volunteers and contributions. As the Woodward’s heritage building construction will not yet be finished for the Olympics, W2 will instead present the W2 Culture + Media House, as well as programs such as Fearless TV, Real Vancouver Writer’s Series, Fearless City Mobile, OMGIMON.TV, exhibitions, and Abandon Normal Devices Festival with our partners in the UK.

2.The W2 Community Media Arts Centre is a highly anticipated project opening in the Winter of 2009-2010 at the landmark Woodward’s redevelopment in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. In the lead-up to opening, W2 is operating the 13,000 sq ft W2 Culture + Media House across the street at 112 W Hastings. It is intended to provide a vibrant and complementary focal point in the redevelopment of Woodward’s and act as a catalyst in the revitalization of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside by emphasizing the development capacity by and for the DTES residents.

3.Media registration is now live. Visit unaccreditedolympics.eventbrite.com to register for Full Media or Basic Media Access Passes. Through this site you can also purchase guest passes to our daily Cinq à Sept Receptions, purchase a Souvenir T-shirt and button, or sponsor a community member’s participation.

4. Daily press briefings at the 100 level of the media centre commence on February 10 – immediately following the opening. Mayor Robertson will return to W2 Culture + Media House for a briefing during Copyright Day on Feb 25, concerning the City’s move towards open data.

W2 Culture+Media House
112 W Hastings, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1G8
www.creativetechnology.org
irwin@creativetechnology.org
Office: 604.689.9896 Mobile: 604.644.4349
Twitter: @W2Woodwards @FearlessCity
Skype: irwin_oostindie

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