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57 – ArtVentures w. Emma Wales

Art educator Emma Wales is here to tell us all about her business: ArtVentures – an Edmonton-based mobile art company for kids and adults!

We discuss how one turns a passion for art-making into a fluid, roaming art class; how do you model visual literacy or sustainability in your classroom; and we talk all about the importance of making mistakes and sticking with them!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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56 – Art, Colouring Books, & Tentacles w. Borys Tarasenko & Hilary Mussell

A dynamic duo of artists join the conversation! It’s Borys Tarasenko and Hilary Mussell!

Together we talk about the different approaches one can take to become a working artist, how much others’ work influences you, and how arresting hairless gorillas are to look at.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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55 – Puppetry & Spark (360 VR) w. Anna Fiddler-Bertig

We’re talkin’ puppets and more with artist Anna Fiddler-Bertig and her short film Spark (360 VR).

We explain what this film is, where it came from, and, most importantly, how it’s made with puppets & green-screens! We discuss the process of shooting miniatures, characters, sets, and compositing it all into an actual film. We also talk about all of Brendan James Boyd’s spectacular work constructing these puppets & environments.

Make sure to get in touch with Anna & the rest of their team via their Facebook.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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54 – The Unlikely Pear w. Daisy Fix & Jill C.

Joining us are the two halves of The Unlikely Pear: Daisy Fix & Jill C.!

Together they form a space for their collective aesthetic to live and breathe. We talk about where the idea for this project came from, how they decide what becomes a post, and general advice for those looking to cultivate & develop their own style or vibe.

You can also find Jill & Daisy over on their Facebook page.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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53 – Art, Representation, & Realism w. Patrick Higgins

Artist Patrick Higgins is with us to talk all about his art and his upcoming new show On the Green Seesaw.

We discuss the tension between realism & representation when creating a static image; we go over Patrick’s history as an artist; we also break down the ways in which you can create an engaged audience by obscuring features of your subject. All cool stuff.

Speaking of cool stuff, go search Patrick’s website for reference to what we’re talking about and what you could see at his new show!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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52 – Consciousness & Artificial Intelligence w. Kian Parseyan & Shawn Gray

Hoo-boy strap yourselves in for a mind-melting conversation with Kian Parseyan & Shawn Gray all about consciousness and AI (artificial intelligence).

We lay down the bedrock of what is thought, intelligence, and what makes up “consciousness”, as we refer to it. We discuss how AI differs and emulates human intelligence, as well as the special considerations we need to make regarding our creation of a Artificial Super Intelligence. We also talk a lot about equal parts dreams & statistical analysis. It’s a pretty loaded episode.

Make sure to check out more of Kian’s thoughts over on Medium or at his website! And go get Shawn’s book of poetry by emailing Shawn (shawn.gray@hotmail.ca) to get a copy!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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51 – Magic: The Gathering w. Josh Hayes

Josh Hayes joins the program to talk all about that card game you’ve seen in comic shops & other nerdy places: Magic: The Gathering.

We trace our evolution from playing games like Pokemon through to Magic, we discuss what makes for an effective deck when you’re playing the game, as well as ways to formalize your friendly play with things like drafts or tournaments!

So if you’ve been curious to check out what all the hubub is about Magic: The Gathering – or you like talkin’ MTG – this is the episode for you!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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50 – Acting w. Quinn Hinch

The one and only Quinn Hinch joins us from across the Interwebs to talk all about his experience as an actor!

We’ll be discussing performances, acting on screen vs. on stage, and the social value of learning to act (which is all just tactically using empathy & imagination). Not to mention all of the weirdness that comes with being in a production city like Vancouver vs. a lively, yet contained scene like Edmonton.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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49 – Butchery w. Jarred McClure

Yet another Collective Legacy member joins me, this time it’s Jarred McClure & we’re going to talk about his job as a butcher.

We discuss all the weirdness of working with animal flesh, as well as the basics of our Holy Meat Trinity (cow, pig, chicken), and some of the things that might surprise you about the butcher-game.

If you’d like to hear more of Jarred, go listen to the 2 Nerds in a Basement podcast and tell em we sent ya!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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48 – Dungeon Mastering w. Brayden Scobie

Fellow Collective Legacy member Brayden Scobie joins us to talk about his time as a Dungeon Master for games like D&D/Pathfinder.

We talk about what got us into fantasy, role-playing, and table-top games; we discuss the mechanics of a D&D session from the player and the DM’s point of view; we explore how Brayden manages collective storytelling, while also maintaining a rewarding gaming experience.

If you’d like to hear more from Brayden make sure to listen to the Fanimorphs: The Dork-Bajir Chronicles podcast, or visit him in the real world at Hexagon Cafe for some IRL DM’ing.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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