I’m headed to Hawaii for a little POW WOW (and by little I mean HUGE).
I’ll be living in a house with a bunch of artists in Hale’iwa, in the gorgeous North Shore. Essentially, I may not ever come back (I will be back in a week). I’ll be updating Booooooom with the usual stuff and posting updates from POW WOW. Last time I was there I jumped off this rock, but I promised my mom I wouldn’t do it this time. However, I did get travel insurance. (just joking mom) (but I do have the insurance)
PS – Follow the POW WOW BLOG.
The first-ever Booooooom film screening was a huge success! Thank you all for showing up and packing it out! Huge thanks to the gang at W2 for hosting the event for FREE! If you came out and enjoyed the film, please note that “An Island” runs on donations so if you feel inclined you can jump over here and support the project! Cheers!
This pretty much sums up the idiocy that is happening in Canada right now with regards to the future of our internet usage:
In my opinion the internet should be evolving into a more open and affordable environment, not a more expensive and inaccessible one. I can’t believe our Canadian government is allowing this to happen.
Canadian artists consider this:
“This also means that those who produce media-based art, and depend on the Internet to show the world their work, are less able to produce and disseminate their content freely. This means less innovation and more control of art, film, music, and other forms we may not yet know of!”
The only way to stop this is to rally together and email the leaders of our government, OpenMedia has made this really easy!
Already 250,000 people have spoken out against this. If you feel the same way I do, head over HERE. (it literally took me 2.5 seconds)
We have been giving away one 8×10 print every friday this month, courtesy of Mammoth Collection. I have to apologize as I completely forgot to post this last Friday, I’m hoping you won’t mind a Mammoth Monday! You will be able to pick any print from the collection but I kinda fancy this one by Saejean Oh. Who wants this last one?
I have been running Booooooom out of my own pocket for the past three years and in that time it has grown well beyond anything I could have ever imagined. This massive growth, while amazing, has never been free and when our monthly pageviews broke 3 million I wasn’t sure I could afford the costs of hosting it.
Lucky for me the gang at Media Temple offered to sponsor the site and help make the cost of running it a lot more affordable. They went out of their way to make sure Booooooom could continue to grow, and even spotlighted us on their blog.
So a big thank you to Media Temple! Boooooooom is now powered by (mt) VPS hosting on a pair of Dedicated Virtual servers. I’m not totally sure what that means but essentially we’ll be around for a long time thanks to their generosity.
I want to assure everyone this is not a paid advertisement, I just felt like it was the least I could do to show my gratitude.