This year the CBC Massey Lectures celebrates fifty years with bestselling author, essayist, cultural observer, and famed New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik.
His subject is winter - the season, the space, the cycle
. Gopnik takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists, and thinkers, who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter.
Listen to Winter: Five Windows on the Season Streaming files for this years lecture will be available until Friday, November 18. [more inside]
As part of a 1995 Wired special issue on scenarios of the future
, Douglas Coupland ( previously
) noted that most time capsules seem irrelevant to the modern eye, and dared to contemplate:
If you could send a time capsule back 20 years [to 1975], what artifacts [from 1995] would you choose? [more inside]
Double hit o’ 1990s-style Douglas Coupland aphorism and futurism: “Glossary of New Terms
”; “A Radical Pessimist’s Guide to the Next Ten Years
Douglas Coupland designs a clothing line for Roots, the Canadian “outdoorsy” retailer whose heyday, like Coupland’s, may well have passed. (Garish official splash screen
.) Two points of MeFi interest: The motherboard pattern (at “Canada & International” store
; at USA store
; also at pop-up stores like Vancouver’s
) and Coupland’s unexplicated claim
that “[t]he sexiest thing about Canada is that we have a future.”
Canada's True Hero
The author Douglas Coupland
has a book coming out in 2005 about fellow Canadian Terry Fox. Until then, read this interesting, but heart-warming article.
furnish thy pad.
pure design sells some of the best work from the new generation of designers...including douglas coupland (yes, *that* douglas coupland), karim rashad, and nick dine. and they sell it online. superbonus!
If you plan to see Douglas Coupland
on his current book tour you might want to bone up on how to draw the Canadian flag
. Since he was in Seattle tonight he also asked the audience for stock tips.
I've liked most of the things Douglas Coupland
has written and although this interview at amazon about his upcoming book
sounds like he's giving most of the book's plot away, I'll still pick up a copy. I wish amazon would put warnings up saying 'spoilers ahead' on links such as that interview.