August 2014


HitchBOT poses with her co-creators Frauke Zeller, an assistant professor at Ryerson University, and David Smith, a professor in the department of communication studies at McMaster University in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday August 21, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Aug 31 2014

Going My Way?

This summer, a very odd hitchhiker crossed Canada. Drivers were happy to offer a ride. “Where are you going?” they’d ask. Each time, the hitchhiker’s face lit up. “I’m hitchBOT. I’m headed to Victoria, B.C. As far west as I can. Going my way?” And then she’d flash an…


Photo courtesy Ashley Felton via Wikimedia Commons.
Aug 18 2014

The One-Bag, One-Year Challenge

How long does it take your family to fill a green garbage bag? One week? Two? It took the VanderMeer family from Breslau, Ontario a whole year! It started with a town meeting in June, 2013. Matt VanderMeer was there, and he didn’t like what he was hearing…