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Oft-Forgotten Vancouver Stories Shared at Northern Voice 2013 #nv13

May 22, 2013

I’m speaking at noted, long-time personal expression/blogging conference: Northern Voice, this time held at Museum of Vancouver. I’m bringing old-timey suitcase and possible costume changes.

Details and tickets are at northernvoice.ca but basics are: June 14-15 (my gig is last on Saturday, 15th 3:30-4:30) at Museum of Vancouver (same building as the Planetarium with the crazy metal crab out front).

My blurb follows, perhaps we’ll see ya there? Oh, a load of my pals are spieling too.

For the record, my previous talks were:

  1. Blogging your Passion (with Rachel Ashe, Andre Charland and …)
  2. Three Ps of Podcasting (intro’ed by Roland Tanglao)
  3. Crazy Canucks panel (with John and Rebecca Bollwitt, JJ Guerrero, Alanah McGinley)
  4. Fuck Stats, Make Art (dedicated to Derek K Miller)
  5. Story of a Story (Letters from Russia)
  6. Rock n Roll Photo (with Kris Krug and Bev Davies)
  7. Japan photo project (with John Biehler’s photo camp)
  8. Storymaking (delivered via video due to hospitalization)
  9. Vancouver: The Untold Stories (with you, i hope)

Vancouver: The Untold Stories

The core of personal expression is in the stories we create. Indeed, we humans are defined by the stories we tell and the people we tell them to. No matter what form your stories take – digital or analog – they come alive when shared with an audience.

By exploring an oft-forgotten and eclectic variety of Vancouver stories, Northern Voice veteran (this is his 9th talk) Dave Olson @uncleweed, will send you on personal quests to discover new heroes, sort out conundrums, and collaborate with other storymakers to and remix artifacts from our local life. Along the way, you’ll explore forms your mixed media stories might take, and ways to share with audiences you’ve yet to meet.

Dave at Northern Voice 2009 by Megan Mallen

Dave at Northern Voice 2009 by Megan Mallen

Start your journey by finding inspiration and interestingness in the  history of our own Vancouver, perhaps: forgotten breweries and legendary blues venues, wealthy recluse at the Bayshore, intrepid punk rock photographer, bohemian group of seven painters, storytellers past and future, true heavyweight champ in an unmarked grave, a dead Hollywood star and his grisly autopsy, stoner comedians’ first meeting, Jimi/Janis/Jerry, summer of love shakedown #nofun, Sammy Sr. at the Cave, Jello at the York, everyone at the Buddha,  and a host of our distant forebears and peers.

Your speaker Dave grew up in Guildford > Whalley > Newton and now lives in Lynn Valley and works in Mt. Pleasant – while he’s spent time in 29 other countries – he takes distinct interest in getting lost in neighbourhoods seeking craft ales, chill gardens and curious tales. You may have caught him sharing at Pecha Kucha, SXSW, TedX or local community clubs.

Vancouver Stories from the Museum on @TheRushTV show

April 30, 2013

After a recent appearance discussing HootSuite culture, i sat down with Fiona Forbes and guest host Peter Verge to share a few of my favourite – somewhat-forgotten – Vancouver-centric stories. This time, the set was on-location at the Museum of Vancouver.

 

I shared anecdotes about rock and roll photographer Bev Davies, the Group of 7 bohemian painter Frederick Varley, and the elusive Grateful Dead shows in 1966 + name check for Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company.

The show also broadcasts a livestream which includes all the in between banter and offside comments and anecdotes from the Twitter stream.

DaveO Talking HootSuite Culture on @TheRushTV show

April 15, 2013

Amidst a barrage of HootSuite-related media coverage, I appeared on The Rush TV show (Note: I appeared representing Happy Frog in 2008 when the show was “Urban Rush”).

In the segment with host Fiona Forbes, and guest host Tiffany Gurden, about the new East Van office, our unwitting role in the Egyptian revolution, what makes us special and a few notes about the tools.

The show also broadcasts a livestream which includes all the in between banter and offside comments and anecdotes from the Twitter stream.

“Art and Tech are Old Pals” at Social Media House SXSW 2011

April 15, 2013

I shared a spiel called “Art and Tech are Old Pals” at Wordcamp Vancouver in a full verison but shared a spontaneous and shorter version while at Social Media Clubhouse at SXSW 2011.

In this spiel, i discuss a “people’s history” of media creation and my tactics and thoughts about how to foster creativity by viewing the past and participating in the creation of the future.

Art & Technology are Old Pals with Dave Olson – 3.12.11 from Social Media Club on Vimeo.

You can catch a longer version of the similar deal at “Art and Tech are Old Pals at Wordcamp Vancouver” and you might also enjoy “Greeks to Geeks at Wordcamp Whistler.”

HootPress ~ Global BC Morning Show at HootSuite

April 4, 2013

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On April 4, 2013, HootSuite hosted Vancouver’s media folk at our headquarters in Mount Pleasant. Among them, Grace Ke from Global BC stopped by for some live hits and a tour of our state-of-the-art offices. As you can see in this video, we caught up and discussed how HootSuite builds community through our HootUps and how the company played an important role in the Egyptian Revolution, among other things. Here are Grace Ke’s live hits from Hoot tour.

DaveO Share HootStories on Dotto Tech Show

April 4, 2013

daveo I recently appeared on Steve Dotto’s radio show – Dotto Tech – to talk all things HootSuite.

We riffed about many different topics including: HootSuite’s App Directory; Social Media on an international scale; my experiences at SXSW; and, uses for Google+.

Check out this week’s episode: Dotto Tech 102 – HootSuite and Ebooks.

Crowdsource from your Community the Tom Sawyer Way – Community Nuggets Vol.1

March 27, 2013

Back in January, my fellow community managers at HootSuite and I came together with mycmgr.com to produce a series of info videos called ‘Community Nuggets.’ Below is the one I appeared in, and surprise surprise! I used my good friend Tom Sawyer as an example of how to effectively crowdsource from your community. Checkout the video below:

Crowdsource from your Community the Tom Sawyer Way – Community Nuggets Vol.1 from HootSuite on Vimeo.

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