Highways of courage

Once upon a time a man in a wheelchair travelled 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries in 18 months. His Rick Hansen Foundation has since raised $326 million for those with spinal chord injuries. REVIEW

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Professor Prawns & Count Snackula

October 24th, 2017

Adrian Sinclair aka “Professor Prawns” (on the left) co-wrote with  Karlis Kalnins aka “Count Snackula” (right), Freestyle Focus Group: Learn how to freestyle rap and build community (Praxis Publishing $19.95). The two spent six years refining their concept for using music to create fun, be more creative, develop performance techniques, and build positive community environments. Both live what can only be described as alternative lifestyles. Besides co-curating Mobile Sauna Truck Happenings, Sinclair has been staging Guerilla Freestyle-Rap interventions via Sound Bike with the Freestyle Focus Group FFG, growing and fermenting various foods, serving tea with the RYTWM Project, and doing activist and communications work for arts and non-profit groups such as PIVOT Legal, Greenpeace, 45 West Studios and Wilderness Committee. He is an amateur entho-botanist-forager, an academically trained philosopher (MA from the University of Western) and a children’s zine writer. He lives in East Vancouver. Kalnins is based in Vancouver where he bio-intensively gardens, builds mobile bike-based sound systems, freestyle raps, develops his skills in mycology, and is co-director of the newly founded BC Tea Growers Association. His past works in the arts contributed to the early formations of locative media art in Canada. In 2001 Karlis founded the Locative Media Lab with Marc Tuters to explore the field of user generated cartography. These efforts resulted in GPSter (2001), Geograffiti (2002) and Where-FI (2003). His work has been presented internationally at conferences and new media festivals including: IMPAKT (Utrecht), Media Architecture (Riga), Collaborative Cartography (London), VSMM (Berkeley + Montreal), Next 5 Minutes, E-Culture Fair (Amsterdam) and others. 978-1-365-81163-0

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