At the moment, I am the coordinator of the Personal and Cultural Enrichment program (PACE) at the McGill University School of Continuing Studies and am pursuing an MA in Educational Studies (Concordia University). My research is on hackerspaces as autonomous communities of practice and on the hacker-maker social movement.
I sometimes collaborate with the University of the Streets Café program at Concordia University and I'm on the board of directors of the Center for Community Organizations (COCo) where I worked as an organizational change facilitator from 2007 to 2011.
As a visual-performance artist, my current projects are Power Up!, a bike-powered exploration of the intersection of technology, community and self-reliance and Best Friends, a collective with a 20+ revolving membership that performs music of significant importance to the collective consciousness. I paint using ink and watercolor and recently produced and exhibited two series of maps of fantasy dungeons as well as portraits of my friends and cats.
In the past, I've been involved with different Montreal and Eastern-townships-based community groups (youth org Head & Hands, the NDG Community Council, CJMQ 88.9 FM), was a writer for VICE, Exclaim Magazine and the Sherbrooke Record and was co-founder of the sometimes-critically-acclaimed label Grenadine Records (whose catalog included releases by NYC's Shy Child, Belgium's Melon Galia and Montrealers Alexis O'hara, the Dears, Les Séquelles and the American Devices).
I'm a recurrent contributor to: the (currently dormant) High Alert podcast, the Geek Montreal arts-and-crafts-and-board games crew, the Spokes Folks bicycle gang and at the Montreal anarchist soccer summer meetups.
Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to collaborate or chat. Email: email@example.com