Photography

Today Johanna and I took a psychogeographic walk, in which you are meant to constantly make spontaneous choices to seek out whatever seems most interesting. We did well despite icy conditions and found the weird and unexpected grounds of Ontario Place, not open for business but not yet sealed off or demolished.

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Despite being looked down upon for it by more sophisticated philosophers, I see a lot of value in the utilitarian idea that the right course of action can often be discerned by considering what will produce the greatest good and the least harm among the most people. It’s not a philosophy that answers all ethical […]

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I took a break from thesis/teaching work to explore a bit.

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I took a short but lovely comms off vacation to see my dear friends Andrea and Mehrzad in Ottawa. Having left my phone turned off in a box at home along with the token I need to login to GMail and pretty much all other online services was de-stressing and liberating, though I spent most […]

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Yesterday in Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto’s Clay & Paper Theatre Company put on their 15th annual Day of Delight. I got some photos of the performances and cute dogs in the audience.

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I have been volunteering a bit for the campaign of University-Rosedale MPP candidate Jessica Bell. Today I went to a rally beside city hall with volunteers from her campaign and got some photos. Expect more political photos tomorrow.

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One of the limitations of photography — especially that which eschews unrealistic post-processing — is that it provides limited means for expressing emotions. There is no link between the feelings in your mind and the data your sensor collects, unlike the stroke of a pen in forming a word of brush in making a drawing. […]

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Myshka, my father, and I just spent three days at my aunt and uncle’s cabin near Parry Sound. Highlights: walking on the icy lake, attempted kite flying, oatmeal, roughhousing in deep snow.

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