An Easter Monday Ramble

Nothing special. Just a walk to have breakfast with friends and deliver my income tax material to my accountant at their North Main Street office. Yes, it’s tax time. But today is also Easter Monday, a day of rebirth and a pseudo holiday where private enterprise chugs on and public employees enjoy a day off.... Continue Reading →

Apps To Get Lost With: Trace

Trace is the third in a trio of walking apps that I’m putting to the test. And, yes, it involves a dog. Compared to Drift or Likeways, Trace calls for a high degree of user interaction with the app and, optionally, collaboration with others using the app. Developed at the Tactile and Tactical Design Lab (TAT... Continue Reading →

Apps To Get Lost With: Likeways

The fledgling Likeways app takes a different approach to navigating on foot between point A and point B. It uses the same map layer as Apple’s Maps application and, when a destination is entered, Likeways will plot the quickest way to get there, just like the Maps app would. This is shown as a grey... Continue Reading →

Apps To Get Lost With: Drift

Smartphones are very good at getting you from Point A to Point B in the most direct, efficient means possible. Navigation apps abound for this purpose. But most are geared to those traveling by car. The needs of pedestrians are after-thoughts, if they are thought of at all. And recommended walking routes - on Google... Continue Reading →

Night Atlas: An Exhibition Opening

On September 17, 2015, an exhibition of my latest photographic project, Night Atlas, will open at the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. I’ll be at the opening, which runs from 7:00-10:00 PM so, if you have a chance, drop by and say hello. Here are the details: Night Atlas: Photographs by David Firman... Continue Reading →

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