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W2 info night on June 4, 2009 at Flack Block in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

June 6, 2009 Leave a comment

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Interested in W2 and the community? Want to get involved to make a positive and lasting change?

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Come to the W2 info night, held on Thursday, June 4th at 7PM. This is an free and informal event open to everyone. Food and drinks will be served.

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Thursday night is a community meeting for our supporters. We will be doing Info Sessions every week on key subjects, but this meeting is aimed at updating our active community on challenges we are having with City negotiations, as well as recruiting more volunteers.

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The W2 Info Night will be held in W2’s new offices at the Flack Block building at 163 West Hastings from 7-10PM on June 4th.

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A W2 staff member will be waiting out front of the building to let guests inside.

Future topics include Social Enterprise Incubator program

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W2 Youth Media Arts Lab apprenticeship program recruitment

 Intro to our tv/radio programs

 Youth program

 Disability arts program

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W2 Community Media Arts http://www.creativetechnology.org

To see 68 photos, please see our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157619314534906/

AHA MEDIA at Launch Party Vancouver 7 at Steamworks Pub hosted by BootUpLabs and Strutta in Gastown, Vancouver

June 3, 2009 Leave a comment

April Smith of AHA MEDIA was delighted to attend the Launch Party Vancouver 7 on June 2, 2009 and do mobile media production – photography, videography and live tweets through twitter all through cameraphones and netbook during the whole evening. 🙂

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Launch Party Vancouver 7  was hosted By

Bootup Labs Entrepreneur Society

A non profit organization dedicated to increasing the promotion, growth, and education of the entrepreneurial community in
Vancouver and BC
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“As usual, we will have a great line-up of start-ups for you to check out. Come mix and mingle with other entrepreneurs, investors and social mediarati and show some love for the Vancouver tech scene.

7 companies have been selected to demo at LPV7, a crop of promising startups that includes locals and a few “guest stars”
from out of town as well.

Here is the crop of companies that you can check out at the event:

Foodista (Seattle) – www.foodista.com

Lets Go For Dinner – letsgofordinner.com
Muttu – www.muutu.com
Wantsa – www.wantsa.com
Protagonize – www.protagonize.com
MakeGood – www.makegood.com
Tynt (Calgary) – www.tynt.com

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In this video, all 7 of the startups are showcased during a walk through of the busy evening

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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In this video, Gregg  Scott talks about his Twitter BootCamp http://www.twitterbootcamp.ca to be held at Workspace in Gastown, Vancouver

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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During the course of the evening, I was able to see, meet and chat with many wonderful folks 🙂

Below is a list of amazing people that I will list by their Twitter Handle 🙂

Thanks to the following for making the LPV7 event so excellent and memorable for me! 🙂

@launchpartyhq
@BootUpLabs
@Strutta
@SonsRyan
@JordanBehan
@BMann
@Maurar
@Raincoaster
@Hummingbird604
@CathyBrowne
@BenjaminLuk
@GregEh
@Rott1058
@RichardWolak
@OLMMark
@JohnBiehler
@AtomicFez
@AgentWill
@Sherrett
@Beaudine
@Rtanglao
@Cognoscento
@ColleenCoplick
@TrisHussey
@KK
@FierceKitty
@UncleWeed
@Gresco

To anyone else, I missed here, I apologize and I will hopefully see you next time! 🙂

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Some photo highlights of the evening 🙂

Below is a photo of @Raincoaster and @AtomicFez

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Below is a photo of @BenjaminLuk and @AtomicFez shaking hands! 🙂

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Below is a photo of  @BMann chatting with friend

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Below is a photo of @AgentWill and @Hummingbird604

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Below is a photo of @KK and @Rtanglao

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Below is a photo of @GreSco and his TwitterBootcamp class

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Below is a photo of @GreSco and @Maurar – founder of @Strutta

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To see all 60 photos on my Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157619112113543/

AHA MEDIA at the PopVox awards 09 for Vancouver Digital Week 09

May 15, 2009 2 comments

AHA MEDIA livestreamed, did photography/videography and live twittered for Fearless City and W2 at the PopVox Awards with Suez Holland – VJ electrabelle 🙂

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In this photo, April Smith kisses Buzz Bishop, MC of the evening hello 🙂

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 In this video, before the #PopVox09 event starts at Workspace in Vancouver, I film Hendrik Beune and Peter Davies livestreaming while Suez Holland sets up the VJ equipment.

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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In this video, before the #PopVox09 event starts at Workspace in Vancouver, I film Hendrik Beune  livestreaming with Buzz Bishop at the crowded event

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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In this video, during the #PopVox09 event starts at Workspace in Vancouver, I film Hendrik Beune livestreaming with Buzz Bishop and Gillian Shaw at the crowded event.

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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Below is a photo of our screen where VJ electrabelle used our livestream, and live twitter to animate the scene

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Below is a photo of Kirstin Richter, Producer of PopVox Awards 09

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In this video, I film Kirstin Richter thanking us for coming to #PopVox09 before announcing the winners!

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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In this photo, we’re gearing up for the announcements of the winners!

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Here’s the full list of PopVox winners:

Best Digital Animation
“Pride of Frankenstein”
Jibber Jabber

Best Digital VFX
Inside Out
Switch Interactive

Best Digital Learning Initiative (Technology)
The Film Lab
thesubstream

Best Digital Learning Initiative (Instructional Design)
Comix 101
Zeros to Heroes Media

Best Game
A Puckoff Christmas
Switch Interactive

Best Mobile Application
Georgia Nicols 2009 Annual Forecast

Best Social Media Application
Hootsuite
Invoke Media

Best User Generated/Crowd-sourced Content Site
Pixton—Interactive Web Comics

Best Company Use of Social Media
I Love Heartland
Zeros to Heroes Media

Best Viral or Digital Advertising Campaign
Zombie Singles
Noise Digital

Best User Experience (Website)
Interior Designers Institute of BC
Switch Interactive

Best Design (Website)
BC Business Online

Best Do-Gooder (Social Change Initiative)
O-Vert
Switch Interactive

Best Start Up
Hootsuite
Invoke Media

Best Student Project
Tiki Wiki The Art Institute of Vancouver

Individual Stand Out: Industry Advocacy
Danny Robinson, managing director of Bootup Labs and cofounder of Launch Party Vancouver

Individual Stand Out: Digital Education
Gerri Sinclair, executive director of Masters of Digital Media Program

Individual Stand Out: Social Media
Kris Krug, president of Raincity Studios

Individual Stand Out: Visionary Leadership
Michael Tippett, founder and chief marketing officer at Now Public

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In the following photos and video, Kris Krug accepts his award 🙂

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In this video, Kris Krug jokingly leads us to believe that he was chosen to be the leader of an dangerous expedition going to Antarctica, and that’s why he wasn’t able to make it to #PopVoxAwards09!! He is thankful for the recognition and wishes he was here with as he going to “Media that Matters” on Cortes Island.

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.
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In this photo, Hendrik Beune shakes Michael Tippett’s hand 🙂 http://www.nowpublic.com

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AHA MEDIA is very happy to support PopVox Awards with our livestreaming, photography, videography and live twitter! We congratulate all the winners this year! 🙂

AHA MEDIA – Left to right- April Smith, Hendrik Beune, Peter Davies 🙂

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To view our livestreams,
http://www.sifttool.com/channel/195516

http://www.youtube.com/rtanglao

To view 109 photos of PopVoxAwards09,  please see our flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157618185838388/

AHA MEDIA to livestream at New Media BC POPVOX AWARDS Party at Workspace in Vancouver

May 13, 2009 Leave a comment

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May 13, 2009 6:30 pm
Workspace, 400 – 21 Water Street, Vancouver

 

The New Media BC POPVOX AWARDS recognizes all major sectors of the digital media industry and celebrates its creativity, talent, and achievements. Held during Vancouver Digital Week, the POPVOX AWARDS party is not to be missed!

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Awards start at 7:30 pm.
Place: Workspace, 400 – 21 Water Street, Vancouver
Cost: $25 for NMBC members; $30 for non-members

http://www.popvoxawards.com

All About PopVox

 

PopVox (from vox populi – L. voice of the people) is the people’s choice awards held during Vancouver Digital Week. The PopVox Awards recognizes all major sectors of the digital media industry and celebrates its creativity, talent, and achievements.

Creators submit their projects and the people vote online for their favorites. After all the votes are in, the winners will be announced at the PopVox Awards Gala on May 13th, 2009.

The PopVox Awards is a New Media BC initiative. New Media BC is a not-for-profit industry association.  We represent the digital media industry at large and implement strategic projects derived from ongoing dialogue and consultation with our members.

For more information, contact:

Kirstin Richter, Producer, PopVox Awards: kirstin@newmediabc.com

PopVox Awards Advisory Committee:

Rochelle Grayson, President, Work [at] Play (Chair)
Wil Arndt, Principal & Creative Director, mod7
Dennis Chenard, Director of Industry Relations, Centre for Digital Media
Kris Krug, President, Raincity Studios
Su Skerl, Digital Entertainment Consulta

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to congratulate W2’s Executive Director Irwin Oostindie nomination for an Individual Stand Out Award in the catergory of Visionary Leadership for the Pop Vox Awards 2009

May 12, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to congratulate Irwin Oostindie, our Executive Director  for W2 and Fearless City Mobile.

If not for Irwin Oostindie’s great encouragement, training, mentoring and vision – AHA MEDIA ( made of Vancouver Downtown Eastside residents learning to become skilled new media community content producers, social media event reporters and hyperlocal citizen journalists) would not have existed! 

As we continue to participate events and projects with our most recent being at Vancouver Digital Week 2009, we are continously learning  about creative and digital technology!

Thanks so much to Irwin for making us as AHA MEDIA who we are and what we are becoming for the future ! We owe so much to you for believing in us, as marginalized Vancouver Downtown Eastside citizens that could make a very positive difference in our lives, our communities, and for the world! 🙂

Irwin Oostindie’s very belief in us has changed our very existence  in the most misrepresented area of Vancouver- AHA MEDIA is  now  made up of proud Downtown Eastside ( DTES ) people with real skills and training!

 Thank you very much Irwin! You’ve saved and changed our humble lives!  What AHA MEDIA is today, is because of your continuing work with us! Thank you for all the opportunities you’ve granted us! 🙂

We look forward to the Pop Vox Awards Show at Workspace Wednesday May 13,2009. AHA MEDIA will be livestreaming during the event and reception!

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With respectful thanks to Carla Bergman http://www.rainzine.org for her following writeup on Irwin Oostindie’s nomination

W2 is pleased to announce that Irwin Oostindie, Executive Director, has been nominated for an Individual Stand Out (ISO) Awards in the category of Visionary Leadership for the PopVox 2009 Awards for Digital Media. New Media BC presents PopVox: People’s Choice Digital Media Awards which recognize all major sectors of the digital media industry and celebrates its creativity, talent, and achievements.

Irwin Oostindie cofounded W2 in 2005, and is currently Executive Director responsible for project development, community and stakeholder engagement, and clustering the many organizations and programs that make up W2. W2 is scheduled to open at Woodward’s in the Fall 2009, serving DTES residents with programs empowering through arts and creative technology. Oostindie was nominated for his work facilitating Downtown Eastside residents in breaking the digital divide, and showcasing what digital technology can do to improve peoples lives, while democratizing access to technology and peer training. Oostindie designed the W2 Incubator program which uses a new model fusing entrepreneurship, capacity building, and empowerment.

Oostindie is nominated alongside two Vancouver new media entrepreneurs in the Visionary Leadership category. Michael Tippett has built Now Public into the world’s largest citizen journalism website, and Jason Mogus, has expanded Communicopia to be a leader in web technology, strategy and social change.

W2 is also nominated under another PopVox category this year, with Kris Krug, Co-Chair of W2’s Fundraising Committee, nominated in the Social Media category. Krug is a major force in Canada’s web 2.0 and social media industry.

The awards are being held during Vancouver Digital Media Week, on Wednesday, May 13th. W2 VJ Director, Suez ‘Electrabelle’ Holland, will be on hand to animate the PopVox event with live digital media streaming. For further details visit http://www.vancouverdigitalweek.com/

Below is a photo ( Left to Right)

Lani, Irwin, Kris

 Lani Russwurm – DTES CAN – Downtown Eastside Commnity Arts Network

Irwin Oostindie  – Executive Director of W2 and Fearless City Mobile

Kris Krug               – Social Media Rockstar

AHA MEDIA is very honored and blessed to know each of the above men who are our mentors and leaders as we learn more about creative technology! 🙂