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Being Canadian

Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:17:30 -0800

What does it mean to be Canadian? It isn't about an ethnicity, a religion, a language, or a shared heritage or history. From CBC's Ideas comes the two-part radio documentary, Being Canadian. "From east to west, public intellectuals and private citizens (both new and old Canadians), tell film-maker Sun-Kyung (Sunny) Yi about the concerns, the questions, and the challenges of living together in a multicultural and diverse society." It is also the story of how and why a Korean family became Canadian, first in the law, and then in their hearts.

Mix your own Tunes: Soundation and Aviary

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:39:01 -0800

Ever wanted to mix your own tunes? Soundation Studio is "a powerful online sequencer with 11 real time effects, 3 synthesizers, a drum machine and a fully integrated Sound Shop." Want more? "Use Aviary's music creator to simulate dozens of musical instruments including piano, guitars and drums. Create music loops and patterns for use in Aviary's audio editor (Myna) or as ring tones."

Prezi, the Zooming Presentation Tool

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:21:24 -0800

Power corrupts. Powerpoint corrupts absolutely. There are many online alternatives to Powerpoint (like 280 Slides, Google Docs and Sliderocket), but nothing breaks the mold quite like Prezi.

Remembering the Montreal Massacre

Sun, 06 Dec 2009 07:24:53 -0800

Remembering the Montreal Massacre. A gunman confronts 60 engineering students during their class at l'École Polytechnique in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989. He separates the men from the women and tells the men to leave the classroom, threatening them with his .22-calibre rifle. Before opening fire in the engineering class, he calls the women "une gang de féministes" and says "J'haïs les féministes [I hate feminists]." One person pleads that they are not feminists, just students taking engineering. But the gunman doesn't listen. He shoots the women and then kills himself. Parents of the Polytechnique students wait outside the school crying and wonder if their daughters are among the 14 dead.

Karaoke Party

Fri, 01 May 2009 18:52:54 -0800

It's My Scar

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 15:32:14 -0800

The Open Source Boob Project

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 05:25:03 -0800

Genetic Sexual Attraction

Mon, 12 Jan 2004 13:53:14 -0800

Where have all the Muslims gone?

Tue, 25 Mar 2003 20:00:34 -0800

Wesley Crusher returns!

Wed, 14 Nov 2001 09:52:00 -0800