#CdnCult Times; Volume 2, Edition 8

#CdnCult Times; Volume 2, Edition 8


In 1999, I took the course, “Computing for arts students” at McGill University. The first assignment, for 5% of my total grade, was to successfully email my professor. I got 5/5.

Fast forward 15 years and I send about 30 of those a day, when I’m not uploading blog posts, tweeting, using Facebook or listening to podcasts. I can’t imagine what the curriculum of that course would be now. (Note to self: Pitch a course to McGill.)

In this edition of #CdnCult Times, our contributors address how technology has become a part of their artistic practice: Simon Brault as an arts leader and advocate, our Geographic Correspondents as artists across Canada, and Adrienne Wong as the director of multiple experiments with technology on this site.

Definitely things are changing. Leave a comment on a post, or tweet with #CdnCult to discuss what this adoption of new technologies means for your connection to the arts.

Michael Wheeler
Editor-in-Chief: #CdnCult Times



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About the Author

Michael is Artistic Director of SpiderWebShow, which he co-created with Creative Catalyst Sarah Garton Stanley. He was previously Executive Director and Transformation Designer of Generator, where he led the transition from a fee-for-service model named STAF, to the current capacity-building model it operates on. Since 2003, he has run Toronto-based Praxis Theatre, with which he has directed 14 plays and curated several festivals while writing for and running performance-based websites. He teaches regularly at The National Theatre School and Queen's University, where SpiderWebShow is currently in residence.