My Mix Tape!

Nostalgia-tastic!!! I cant remember the last time I made a mix tape.


Want to come to an E-Waste Seminar?

I've been invited to show off my GEEKWARE at an e-waste seminar next week! Why don't you come and join me? Registration deadline is Monday. I wonder if they will let me join in for the tour - that would be really exciting!

Here's the info:

E-Waste Recycling in Alberta
Date: Thursday, March 27th, 2008
Location: Wastewater Research & Training Centre, Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant, 10977 - 50 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cost: $75.00
Description: In 1999, Canadians disposed of 34,000 tonnes of electronics waste. The estimate for 2005 was 67,000 (Environment Canada). The proliferation of e-waste and the debate over its end-of-life management have made it a "hot topic" in environmental and waste management circles.

In recent years, many jurisdictions in North America have enacted e-waste recycling legislation. Alberta’s electronics recycling program was the first of its kind in Canada.

At the same time, manufacturers have begun to recognize their responsibility to "design for the environment" and so electronics are becoming more eco-friendly and ultimately recyclable. A new industry is developing to provide the technology and capacity to effectively recycle e-waste.

This seminar will feature speakers from all of these perspectives. It will provide an opportunity to learn about the developing e-waste recycling industry and the challenges and opportunities that it brings. Alberta’s recycling program and its e-waste industry will also be featured, with a special tour of the just-opened e-waste processing facility operated by Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) Alberta Inc.

Seminar Program:
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Coffee
9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks
9:15 am – 9:45 am E-Waste and the Environment: What are the Issues
9:50 am – 10:20 am - Industry Action on E-Waste
10:20 am – 10:50 am Coffee/Networking
10:50 am – 11:20 am Alberta’s E-Waste Recycling Program
11:20 am – 11:50 am Collecting E-Waste in Alberta: Municipal Perspective
11:50 am – 1:00 pm Lunch/Networking
1:15 pm – 1.45 pm E-waste Processing: The GEEP Approach
2:15 pm – 4:15 pm Tour of the GEEP Facility

For more information and to register:


Mystery Packages

I received this exciting parcel in the mail today! Thanks so much Mary!

What do you all think I should make with these keys? What would you make?


Mario Wall Art from Old Diskettes

Rodrigo Barraza made Mario entirely out of floppy discs, and will be making a full mural in his apartment soon. You've got to admit, floppies make pretty good pixels.


Cassette Artwork

Debbie over at CustomInk based in Scotland paints these fun wall art pieces featuring the humble cassette tape. She even adds the title of your choice, to bring back those happy memories when mix tapes were all the rage!
Now what would I choose? Hmmm, I guess "Awesome walkman mix tape for interrailing around Europe 1992 featuring Stone Roses, The La's, Verve, Blur, Radiohead and much more..." might be a bit too long.


TV appearances

I always feel a bit uneasy when I'm asked to do an interview on tv. On Tuesday I was contacted by a local TV station, who wanted to do a shoot with me in my studio the next day. *MY STUDIO* I thought! OMG!!

I delayed them by a day, got a haircut, vacuumed, tidied up and was ready when the crew arrived on Thursday. TV is sooo not my comfort zone, but somehow being in my own studio made it seem a little easier.

The piece aired on Friday (on Shaw TV for the local folks), and reran on the hour for a full 24 hours!! I think it was edited brilliantly, to really made a nice little story out of what I do. Apart from the fact I said "the 80's" a gazillion times. eg "I love keyboards from the '80's, this one is from the 80's etc etc *rolls eyes*.

If I can figure out how to convert it from the vcr tape to post it on here, I'll show you. (any ideas???)


Power Ring

Handmade 'power' ring created by Etsy seller madebymoxie. "The international power on off symbol, entirely needle felted from wool fiber and it sits on an adjustable silver-plated ring base." Available in any colour!


Mario Quilt

726 3" x 3" pixels.


Laziest Guitarist Ever

Thanks for all your concerned e-mails wondering where I've been!

I have not been MIA since arriving back from vacation - I've been obsessively playing Rock Band!!

Pictured above is a very jet-lagged guitarist.

How cool is Rock Star?! It's like the 2008 version of DDR (heck, we even had the dance mats in our apartment back in 1998. I feel bad for the people who lived below us.)

A-M and Mark - I heard it's coming out for the Wii this year! You'll have to get mum playing it :)